Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Save The Mendocino County Skunk Train

Skunk Train Tunnel Cave In
A huge tunnel collapse has halted operation of the world famous Skunk Train. The April collapse  Tunnel No. 1 will cost an estimated  $300,000 to repair.

The tunnel is over 1000  feet long and is 3 miles from the  Fort Bragg train Station

Most of the railroad's equipment is trapped in Fort Bragg so no trains can run out of Willits, even though the tracks to the east of the blockage are fine.

The economic impact of  losing the Skunk Train on Mendocino County is huge as many of the areas visitors plan on riding the train. The cave in could not of happened at a worst time with the busy summer season on weeks away.

ThisSkunk Train  has launched a Save Our Skunk campaign at www.gofundme.com/SaveourSkunk. In its first 3 days nearly 100 donors had provided $13,050. For those donating $300 and above, the Skunk train is offering free rides through the end of the 2014 season and a number of other perks.

For $25.00 contributions  the railroad is offering to send keychains, $50.00 you get a piece of rock from the tunnel and $100.00 you get a hard hat.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Things to do Memorial Day Southern California

Theme Parks are the number one destination for Memorial Day Weekend. Disneyland is expecting record crowds. For a slightly less jam packed experience both Knott's Berry Farm is offering $25.00 off adult tickets.

The next most popular destination are Southern California Beaches. Huntington Beach in Orange County and Mission Beach in San Diego have huge crowds on Memorial day.

Camping is right at the top of the list for Memorial Day Weekend Activities. Popular destinations are The Kern River and any campsite that is near or on the beach. Get an early start if you plan on going camping.

If you plan on staying near home there are plenty of  Festivals,events and activities.

Southern California Day Trips Over 2,000 fun things to do and places to see on Memorial Day or any other time of the year.

Annual Topanga Days Country Fair - Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday through Monday at The Topanga Community House, 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga, CA 90290

Fiesta Hermosa hundreds of artists and crafters are featured, including painters, ceramicists, jewelers, sculptors, and handicrafters.Food Court, which offers 18 different kinds of ethnic food. Memorial Day Weekend.

Aquarium of the Pacific is its a kids place that parents like too. From the moment you walk in and see the huge life size blue whale hanging from the ceiling you know your in for a fun day.
Palm Springs Air Museum - has scheduled its Memorial Day Flower Drop for 1 p.m. Monday at the museum, 745 N. Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs. A World War II-era B-25 Mitchell bomber will lay red and white carnations on the museum's aircraft ramp. Visitors are invited to collect a flower to take home. 760-778-6262.

Catalina Island is a quick getaway for those that don’t have the time to travel to some remote faraway location. Just about any traveler can find something to do on the island.

Santa Barbara is within easy day trip distance from Los Angeles. If you are planning on making the journey get an early start because there are plenty of things to do in this beautiful coastal town.


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Things to do Memorial Day Updated 2013

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Top 10 Southern California Theme Park Discounts Summer 2013

Listed here are the top deals to save you money while visiting southern California attractions starting off with the best deals.

Magic Mountain Los Angeles is offering a huge discount, $25.00 off tickets with no advance purchase needed when you buy tickets online. This deal is not available at the ticket booth or from the Six Flags website.

Knotts Berry Farm Buena Park also has a great deal with $25.00 off adult tickets and $5.00 off kids tickets. You can not buy these tickets at Knotts. Tickets are valid through September, but the deal may end soon.

Legoland California 5 Days for the Price of 1 Resort Hopper Special! (Includes LEGOLAND/SEA LIFE/Water Park) Limited Time Only. Tickets must be purchased by June 30, valid until  October 27, 2013.

SeaWorld San Diego 7 day for the price of one. Unlimited admission to SeaWorld San Diego for 7 consecutive days. This deal works out to ten dollars a day!

Disneyland® Resort is famous for not giving discounts or coupons however you can get five dollars off. Save more if you buy a vacation package (hotel and tickets)

Long Beach Aquarium is a great place to take kids and affordable options to expensive theme parks. You can save a few dollars off with print at home tickets.

Now we get to the discount cards. Savings can be substantial but you must visit more places to reap the rewards. Great if you're on vacation, not so great if you only have one day.

Southern California 2-Park Flex Ticket Includes SeaWorld and Universal Studios. The ticket is valid for 14 consecutive days from the first day of use. Savings about 20% off.

San Diego 3-for-1 Pass includes 7 days unlimited use San Diego Zoo, San Diego Safari Park and 
SeaWorld.  about 20% off. 

San Diego's Fabulous Four Combo Pass one day admission to San Diego Zoo & Safari Park, LEGOLAND California & SeaWorld Adventure Park San Diego. Save $30.00 when you visit all attractions.

Finally, there is the Southern California CityPASS. This card includes a three-day Disneyland Park Hopper, One day Universal Studios and one day SeaWorld San Diego. Advertised savings of 26%.