Archive for June 15th, 2011
I have always wanted to watch a grunion run and after living my entire life in Southern California, I have yet to experience this. I promised myself that this summer I have to experience this and have the kiddos experience it too!
The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro is hosting a special “meet the grunion” experience this Friday. You can watch the silvery fish come up on the beach to spawn! Learn about the interesting mating rituals and growth of this curious fish. The Aquarium opens at 8 pm and an auditorium program begins at 9, followed by guided observation at the beach. Warm clothing and a flashlight are recommended. April and May are closed season. March, June and July are open season, when grunion may be taken by hand only and a valid California fishing license must be displayed if you are 16 years or older.
It sounds like a great family summer evening. Plus it’s super affordable. $5 for adults and $1 for kids and students.
For additional info head here.
One of the most difficult challenges when we are out on the road or going on an outing is finding something healthy to eat. I really am trying hard to change my eating habits and I have to admit it’s been a struggle. I’ve found that I can usually find at least one healthy treat at meal option at every restaurant.
McDonald’s has a great option with their revamped Asian Salad. McDonald’s has reintroduced their Asian Salad for a limited time in the Southern California area restaurants. I love when the Asian Salad is on the menu because not only is it delish, it is also pretty low on calories and a great option when you are out on the road or take the kiddos to burn some fuel at your local McDoanld’s Playland.
McDonald’s Asian Salad contains 3 cups of lettuce, edamame, snow peas red bell peppers, and sweet mandarin oranges. You can top your salad with toasted almonds and either grilled or crispy chicken. The Asian Salad comes with a 90 calorie packet of Newman’s Own Low-fat Sesame Ginger Dressing. I love the grilled chicken option and including dressing it comes out to around 360 calories. Not only is it very tasty, it is also a great healthy option when you are out on the run. You can learn more about ingredients and nutrition by visiting this site .
Last week, Caryn, Liz and I had the opportunity to try out the revamped salad with some other OC bloggers. We also were able to have a q and a session with McDonald’s dietician who was also able to give some great options at McDonald’s and also gave us some great info. Here is a short video featuring some of the bloggers invited and McDonald’s dietician.
It’s giveaway time! I have two $25 Gift cards along with Salad Coupons to try out the new McDonald’s Asian Salad. All you have to do is leave a comment letting me know what your favorite McD’s treat is! For additional entries follow me on Twitter and/or on Facebook. You can also come back every day and leave a comment each day that the contest is running. The contest ends on June 29th at 11:59 pm. Winner will be chosen at random. Good luck!
Disclosure: This is part of a compensated campaign with McDonald’s of Southern California.
I don’t think there is anything more than my kids enjoy than to pack a bag. They throw the most random things in their “luggage”(Shhh don’t tell them but I usually pack an extra bag for them). Here they are impatiently waiting for our car and ready to go to the next hotel with their “luggage”. Because you never know when you will need that Diego Bug Catcher.
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