@Large Ai Weiwei at Alcatraz

@Large Ai Weiwei On Alcatraz dominates former penitentiary with color and life in stark contrast to the depth of meaning and decay surrounding the exhibit.

The @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz exhibit is an inspirational, uplifting show of color, light and even whimsy, with a profound depth and thought provoking message. There are several parts to the exhibit, located in four main areas of the … continue reading . . .

Carmel-by-the-Sea Family Road Trip

Meet Toby Toby is the mystery Terrier mix puppy we rescued from Best Friends Animal Shelter a few months back. You may be wondering why I’m starting my story about Carmel-by-the-Sea with an introduction to our dog. There are two … continue reading . . .

Whitewater Mattress Ride

Still from our Whitewater Air Mattress Adventure in Yosemite.

Laugh along with us as we turn the air mattress from our tent into a whitewater flotation device! With only flip flops for paddles we flew in the face of conventional wisdom, printed warnings and good judgement and launched a … continue reading . . .

Road Trip Up The California Coast

EncinoMom takes a Road Trip Up The California Coast Take a ride with EncinoMom on this virtual 4-day road trip up the California coast. From Encino, California to the Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz this quick video trip highlights some … continue reading . . .

Wild Mustard Traces The Trail From Mission To Mission In California

Legend has it that missionaries spread mustard seed along their path from mission to mission to mark their way –  á la Hansel and Gretel. All these years later, the Golden State bursts into bloom from stem to stern, as … continue reading . . .

Eureka! Columbia, California, Historic Gem

The Gold Rush in Columbia, California started in March 1850 by some Mexican miners in this scenic town in the mountains of Tuolumne County. Although the handful of men secretly moved their camp to the place where they had discovered … continue reading . . .

EncinoMom on a (California) Mission

California Mission, San Juan Batista. Photo by Warren Keating.

It’s that time of year when 4th graders throughout our state, study the California missions. Here are a couple of snaps from a recent trip to one of my childhood favorites. Can you guess which one it is? Here’s a … continue reading . . .

EncinoMom in San Francisco with Michelin Star Chef, Suzette Gresham of Acquerello

Acquerello San Francisco and Michelin Star Chef, Suzette Gresham on EncinoMom.tv Looking for a meal to remember? Break open your piggy bank for a trip to Acquerello in San Francisco. This 21 year old, Italian fine dining establishment owned by … continue reading . . .

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