Temecula Berry Company




Happy Monday! I’m loving this time year and the longer days. We love going outside and enjoying the beautiful weather. A new tradition for our family now takes place every May at The  Temecula Berry Company. We had the best time last year and can’t wait to do it again. Berry season kicks off this Friday, May 6th and continues on until June. Plan your picking because you don’t want to miss it!

Temecula Berry Picking is open 7 days a week during the season from 8am to 6pm. It’s a fun outing with the family and will only set you back a few dollars. You pick only what you plan on buying. Last year we only picked half a bucket and I believe we only paid $5. We had a great morning and we spent under $20(we had to buy the local honey, blueberries, and their out of this world blueberry pound cake).

It’s a fun family outing that everyone in your family will enjoy. All you need is to bring some water, some sunscreen, a hat(it gets hot!), and be ready for a good time.  If you’re bringing little ones make sure to either head there early or later in the day to avoid the heat. There are plenty of photo opps and the cutest little farm house with piglets and chickens. The kiddos will love it!

You can also join them every Friday night, beginning May 27th and every Friday in June for Friday Night Movies. They keep the farm open until 8pm to pick blueberries. All you need to do is bring a chair and enjoy the beautiful farm and a movie for the family.

You only pay for what you pick, so think about that when you’re choosing how many buckets to use.  Admission is free, all you have to pay for are the berries you pick. Temecula Berry company accepts only cash or checks. I forgot last time and had to drive out to find a local ATM. Don’t forget to bring that cash.

It’s a great outing with the kiddos and we can’t wait to do it again. For additional info head here.

Knott’s Summertime Fun!

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All new this summer at Knott’s Berry Farm is the 4-D adventure, Voyage to the Iron Reef. Located at the end of the Boardwalk, this interactive adventure guarantees a new experience on each ride. All ages can enjoy the fun. It’s found in the same building that once held Knott’s Bear-y Tales and more recently, Kingdom of the Dinosaurs. Knott’s continues to bring unique ride experiences that are found nowhere else.

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Here’s what else you can find this summer at The Farm:

Blockbuster Beagle!…on ice – Charles M. Schulz Theatre

  • Snoopy and his Peanuts buddies “go Hollywood” bringing Walk of Fame glamour, dazzling movie lot escapades and California excitement to a brand new ice show adventure.

Vertical Impact & Vertical Impact Geared Up Show

  • Vertical Impact presents the ultimate blend of extreme stunts with high flying acrobats performing a one of a kind performance perfect for the entire family!

Charlie Brown’s Happy Campers – Camp Snoopy Theatre

  • Join Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy and the world’s most popular beagle, Snoopy in a show that’s sure to make an outdoorsman out of anybody!

Big Band Swingin’ Sundays

  • Jump, Jive & Swing to the sounds of Orange County’s best local Big Bands.

Boardwalk Dance Party – Boardwalk Circle Stage

  • Dance ‘til you drop and wave your hands in the air until you just don’t care with DJ Howly, one of Orange County’s most requested “mixers & spinners”.

Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies – Birdcage Theatre

  • Things get krazy when Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies perform their toe tappin’, knee-slappin’, side splittin’ country comedy show that has Knott’s audiences clamoring for more!

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Salsa Bands – Fiesta Plaza Stage

  • Nothing says a party at the Fiesta Plaza stage better than the energy created by some of Orange County’s most popular salsa bands.

The Peanuts Gang – Camp Snoopy

  • A chance to meet and hug one of your favorite Peanuts characters like Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Sally, Schroeder, Franklin, Woodstock, or Peppermint Patty

Calico Saloon Cancan Show – Calico Saloon

What’s a Saloon without a show? Don’t miss the Calico Saloon Show for some good old’ fashioned bar room fun.


There’s so much more fun to share and I will be bringing you all the information soon. This is just a tease of what you can expect at Knott’s Berry Farm this summer. Maybe, just maybe, you’ll be interested in getting a season pass. That way your summer fun will be endless!

As you can see, there is no end to the fun at Knott’s Berry Farm this summer. Follow Knott’s on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!  Snoopy can’t wait to see you!

Lake Elsinore Storm – Minor League Baseball Fun

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I have lived in Southern California my entire life and grew up a baseball fan, but only recently have I discovered the fun of minor league baseball.  There are several minor league teams in the area that feed the Angels, Dodgers and Padres as well as some other MLB teams.  The team closest to us is the Lake Elsinore Storm. They originally were a feeder team for the Angels but since 2002, they have been the “Single A” feeder team for the San Diego Padres.  The team plays at the Lake Elsinore Diamond, which is a clean, safe and fun place to watch a game as a family. There are no bad seats in the house and no climbing up steep raked bleachers to reach a seat.

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Tickets are $10 – $14 per game.  There are nightly promotions such as all you can eat hot dogs, $1 beer and soda night, Friday night fireworks and giveaways. Additionally, there are contests run throughout the game at the bottom of each inning.  Depending on the night and sponsor, there are also free coupons for food and activities given away at the end of the night.  Stick around for the end of the game, where for $1 a ball, you have the chance to win even bigger prizes by throwing at targets out on the field.

A particularly great deal is the $60 Family Four Pack that includes:
Four Box Seats
Four Hot Dogs
Four Small Sodas
Two Arcade Tickets
Coupons to Carl’s Jr., Baskin Robbins, Mulligan Family Fun Center and a free oil change.

You almost make a profit buying the Family Four Pack! It’s a great bargain.

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Fun Fact: David Freese who currently plays on the Angels, made his way up playing for a season on the Lake Elsinore Storm!

We have enjoyed several Angels games this season, but my kiddos would tell you that they actually had more at the Storm games we attended.  There are still several games available this month before the season ends.  You can find out more information about the Lake Elsinore Storm on their website.