Author: fandomventures

Hidden Gems: Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve

I recently visited the Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve on Saturday, April 24, 2021.  I had only discovered this hidden gem via the Wizards Unite (Harry Potter) game while I was waiting in the Jack-in-the-Box drive thru on the other side of the wall.  The Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve is only open to the public every

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Historic Railroad Trail and Hoover Dam

 Historic Railroad Trail and the Hoover Dam Boulder City, Nevada March 31, 2021    The plan was to head to the Lake Mead Recreation Area in Boulder City, Nevada on Wednesday and drive the Extraterrestrial Highway on Thursday.  I wanted to get to Lake Mead around 9am which is when the visitor center opens.  We

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Las Vegas During COVID

Las Vegas During COVID : March 30 – April 2, 2021 We headed to Las Vegas the last week of March to take a break from Los Angeles, and explore the surrounding area.  With COVID restrictions beginning to loosen many places were in the process of re-opening, though many storefronts and eateries remained closed, but I’ll

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Oregon or Bust : Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery – May 29, 2015

Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery – May 29, 2015 San Simeon, California February 19, 2021 I took a solo road trip from Los Angeles, California to Portland Oregon in 2015.  I’ve been too lazy to write up anything on that trip, but the current pandemic has made me remember past travels so I’m writing up

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Night of Lights OC – Review

Night of Lights OC December 27, 2020 Entering the Night of Lights OC experience Night of Lights OC was our third Christmas drive through event this year.  We went on a Sunday after Christmas so there was no Santa, but there were appearances from a couple of Paw Patrol characters.  The price for our date

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Christmas in the Park : A Drive Through Experience

Christmas in the Park : A Drive Through Experience  December 15, 2020 With the restrictions in place due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, entertainment venues are having to adapt quickly and the annual Christmas in the Park in San Jose, California was no exception.  Christmas in the Park is normally being held at Plaza de

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