Travel

46th Annual Stanford Powwow

This weekend we had 3 festivals to choose from: The Hungarian Heritage Festival in Belmont, one of the summer Facebook festivals, and the Stanford Powwow. Honestly we just couldn’t decide so we turned the decision over to our 3 year old daughter. She took it very seriously and ultimately we headed to the Stanford Powow.… Read More 46th Annual Stanford Powwow

Hikes and Rambles

Hikes and Rambles: Arizona Garden (Stanford)

This is really pushing “rambles” to the limit, since we walked further from our parking spot then we did inside the garden, but I still think it qualifies. The Arizona Garden is a stunning collection of cacti and succulents with dusty walking trails woven throughout. The garden was planted between 1881-1883 and actually predates Stanford, which first welcomed… Read More Hikes and Rambles: Arizona Garden (Stanford)

Hikes and Rambles

Hikes and Rambles: Hidden Villa, Elephant Mountain Loop (Los Altos)

I’m particularly excited about this hike because of the beautiful views and also because my 3.5 year old walked the whole way! We hiked 2.3 miles with 680 feet elevation change, and she did it! Hidden Villa is a nonprofit educational organization that maintains an organic farm, a hostel, and 1600 acres of open space including… Read More Hikes and Rambles: Hidden Villa, Elephant Mountain Loop (Los Altos)

Hikes and Rambles

Hikes and Rambles: Redwood Grove Nature Preserve (Los Altos)

Los Altos Library has a Mandarin-English storytime on Thursday mornings, so we came early to visit the Redwood Grove Nature Preserve. We followed Google Maps and I was surprised to find the entrance in a residential neighborhood where we parked along University Avenue. Once you enter the park the houses are close enough that you… Read More Hikes and Rambles: Redwood Grove Nature Preserve (Los Altos)