LA County Fair * Must See Los Angeles* Digital Scrapbook Kit*

It’s here it’s here it’s finally here!!!!  Cant quite wrap you head around Los Angeles having a legit county fair?  Well they do!

La County Fair

Animal races, deep-fried food, free concerts, carnival games, award-winning food and arts,  and shopping!  Growing up right down the street we watched for a whole month while they set up for this glorious affair.  We got to watch the rides getting trucked in, booths getting set up and the famous cattle drive down Wheeler Avenue straight to the fair.  Few things have changed since than, you can still count on hearing a children’s choir sing, watch a few toddlers tap dance their hearts away, and eat the latest food on a stick craze.

Still aren’t sold on how wonderful this city slicker city can put on a genuine county fair?  Try one of these discount days so you don’t break the bank!

Opening Day (Gates open at 3 p.m.):
$1 admission from 3-6 p.m. only
$2 carnival rides 6-9 p.m.; $2 games 9 p.m.-midnight
Opening Weekend (Gates open at 10 a.m.):
$1 admission from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. only
$19 admission for Adults, 1 p.m..- closing – $12 admission for ages 6-12

Labor Day (Gates open at 10 a.m.): $1 admission from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. only

Wild Wednesdays
$5 after 5 p.m. – $5 Kids Meals after 5 p.m.
Happy Hour 4-7 p.m. $2 off Draft Beer & Margaritas
T-Mobile Thursdays
$5 after 5 p.m.
Thirsty Thursdays 50% off fountain drinks & bottled water all day

Food Drive Friday Fair admission in exchange for five canned products. Free admission good that day only , noon- 6 p.m. only.

Heroes Day Saturday, Sept. 7 – active and retired military, reserves, police, fire and paramedic sand one guest, can attend the Fair for $1 each.

Prices for this season are:

Season Pass $29.99
Adults, 13+: $12
Child, ages 6-12: $8
Seniors 60+: $10
Adults, 13+: $19
Child, ages 6-12: $12
Seniors 60+: $15

Montclair & Fontana – Wednesday, Sept. 4
Diamond Bar – Thursday, Sept. 5
Pomona – Friday, Sept. 6
L.A. County – Sunday, Sept. 8
San Dimas – Wednesday, Sept. 11
La Verne – Thursday, Sept. 12
Upland – Friday, Sept. 13
Chino – Wednesday, Sept. 18
Walnut & West Covina – Thursday, Sept. 19
Chino Hills – Friday, Sept. 20
Glendora – Wednesday, Sept. 25
Claremont – Thursday, Sept. 26
Azusa, Rancho Cucamonga, Covina & Ontario – Friday, Sept. 27

We know you are going to get some awesome Fair pictures and you’re going to want to scrapbook those pictures.  Here is some inspiration for you:

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Natural History Museum * Los Angeles* Southern California Excursions*

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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Phone: (213) 763-DINO

One our most favorite places to spend the day is at The Natural History Museum.  We have visited 5  museums in New York, Washington DC, Nevada, Utah,  and our hometown Los Angeles museum.  Not all Natural History Museum are created equally (cough cough Nevada).  If you are dinosaur buffs this is the place for you!  Even if you’re kids aren’t that into it….who cares dinosaurs are amazing!!!!  Plus there is more to the museum than just dinos.

Is it affordable?

General Admission Tickets
Members FREE
Children 2 and under FREE
Children 3-12 $5.00
Youth 13-17 $9.00
College Students w/ ID $9.00
Seniors 62+ $9.00
Adults $12.00

What free?  Yes my family enjoys it for free because we are members.  Its kinda the same thing as an annual pass but better.  Plus you don’t have to wait in line to enter!

  1. Unlimited access to all three of our Museums, the NHM, Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits, and the William S. Hart Museum.
  2. Free tickets to Butterfly Pavilion, Spider Pavilion, and Bug Fair.
  3. Exclusive first looks at new exhibits with Member Preview Days.
  4. Receive invitations and experience exciting Member Only events!
  5. Plus 10% discount at the Museum Store and online.

All members receive the following benefits:

Free unlimited admission to the Natural History Museum, Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits, and the William S. Hart Museum.
10% discount at the Museum Store and online.
Free subscription to member publications including the Naturalist.
Free timed- tickets to Butterfly Pavilion, and Spider Pavilion.
Priority concert tickets to First Fridays and special ticketed events.
Discounts on summer camp, overnight adventurers, classes, birthday parties, field trips, and more!
Invitations to Member-Only special events.
Use of Members Lounge with free beverage.
Member Preview Days for exhibit openings.

Once you become a member they send you a renewal that is way cheaper than the posted prices.

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Try something a little different for Christmas this year and give the gift of a museum membership.  You can take the train and make a whole day of it.  If you aren’t lucky enough to live in the SoCal area check where your local Natural History Museum is and check it out!  Report back to us if you  visit one we haven’t!!  We are dying to see what they all look like!

Sidecar Doughnuts *Costa Mesa* SoCal* California

We can’t say for sure if cupcakes have taken a backseat to other sweets, but for us they have!  Leaves room for plenty of other sweets.. like doughnuts, pies, waffles, yogurt and ice cream!

Sidecar Doughnuts

270 E. 17th St., #18
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

6:30 – 4:00 but get their early cause your favorite flavors will be sold out!

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And by flavors I don’t mean just maple bars and glaze… I’m talking about:

Valrhona Chocolate Brownie with Toasted Walnuts
Banana Nutella
Apple Pie with Tillamook Cheddar

Cinnamon Crumb

Strawberry Shortcake

Toasted Coconut
Madagascar Vanilla Bean Twist
Maple Bacon

Malasada with Haupia Filling

Green Eggs and Ham

And these are just this weeks.  They change them weekly.  I always miss the carrot cake doughnut.  This tells me it is wonderful and I need to get their at 6:30 next time.  So far my family favorites are maple with bacon, buttermilk, Monte Cristo and Huckleberry.

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^^^^^^^ This is the Monte Cristo & their awesome coffee******


^^^^^^this is what it looks like after you leave (a take some home box!)^^^^^^^

Go there like today…right now!!!!  Eat one for us!!!!!

New Disney Movie Planes

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Are you all ready for another Disney smash this Summer?  Just when we  thought there wasn’t going to be another movie release after Monsters Inc University… we get some good news!  Planes August 9th every little boy and girl will be on the edge of their seats eagerly awaiting to see this on the big screen!

Now before you wrap you mind around sitting there for two hours watching a kids movie let me remind you that Dane Cook is in this movie!! Oh Yes!  Wrap your head around that one!!  I cannot wait to listen to the good clean humor he is going to contribute to this movie.

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You can take this movie to a whole other level by watching it at the El Capitan Theater, from August 9 – September 18 you can get a real Hollywood experience.  Tickets are $16 for adults, $13 for children.  Before the movie they have a Wildlife Live On Stage Show, and after the movie you can walk through an exhibit with planes from the Planes of Fame Air Museum.

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I would recommend making a complete Disney Day of it and eat at Disney’s Soda Fountain right next door (think Disneyland meets Farrell’s).  The menu offers food but why order food when there is ICE CREAM?!

You can take your chances and make this one a drive – in movie… BYOB ( B as in beverage) kind of movie.  While the kiddos are waiting for the movie to start here is a link for some coloring pages to keep them busy.

Wherever you watch the movie have fun, eat popcorn, and  enjoy the trailers!