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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Trip to San Mateo County Fair

Location: Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, CA, USA

Childhood memories are incomplete without the mention of a pony. Isn't !
You may have been to a lot of fairs in the past, but this one is truly special. Simply because, it has the most fun rides, good food and an exposure to livestock from rural areas.

The Alaskan pig race, livestock auction, reptiles garden, rides, live performances, feeding animals from the zoo. There is a mobile book van, riding on a pony, technology projects for kids, floral exhibits, market, fine art gallery, face painting, hair braiding, tile painting, crafts, butterfly garden and much more.

Sanvi is just 2.5 yr and she thoroughly enjoyed seeing animals all from chickens, turkey, sheep, goat, cow, pigs, lama, deer.  For some rides, the minimum height of the kid needs to be 36" else they won't allow. We did miss some rides for a margin of few mms. 

Tomorrow is the last date of the fair and i guess its a must go for families with kids or without. For adults you can lay your hands on some games to win prizes, rides, awesome musical bands, lip smacking street food and awesome performances. If you are a fan of Pirates of the Caribbean, you will find Captain Jack Spareribs.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Trip to Butterfly and Bird Festival

Location: Coyote Hills, Fremont, CA 94555, USA
Please have a heavy breakfast before you decide to visit Coyote Hills.
This reminds me of a great quote from Abraham Lincoln, " I am a slow walker, but i never walk back". 

Last week we went to 16th Annual Butterfly and Bird Festival, 15 mins drive from our place. Its our first nature trail after we went to Bannerghatta National Park last year (click to read about it, must go if you are in and around Bangalore). 

At first it was hard for me to believe, that, so close to the city such a piece of nature's beauty is hidden behind that Ardenwood neighbourhood. After some time, I was completely sold to the serene surrounding and this place is definitely on the list of 'visit again'. 

There are options for pre-reservations for camping at Dairy Glen and camping with minimum pac of 11 people. You can check out the details of other weekend walks / educational tours/ talk or kids at their website : East Bay Regional Park District 

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