Wednesday, March 11, 2015

If there is one things I know for sure, it's that if you live in the Bay Area money is a thing. Yeah you pay for your home, your car, your insurance, your bills, but in our hood? You pay for air and sun. The cost to live out here is no joke.

This has left me and my husband on many occasions wondering if we should move. But after yesterday's visit to Tilden Park we came up with ton's of other amazing reasons the Bay is so great. But mainly because where else do you find sunny weather year round, culture everywhere and the plethora of free events and things to do. You just gotta look a little.

My sister suggested we take Penelope to Tilden Park and while we actually went to ride the trains, we ended up on the Little Farm and carousel instead. It's about a 45 minute drive from where we live but then you get to the park and your surrounded by beauty. Gorgeous landscape, a little farm, a carousel, tons of trails and a little train for the kiddos. 

This trip was super fun and Penelope loved being able to feed the animals on the farm (free) and her first ride on a carousel ($2 age 2+). Quick tip: Make sure you bring some celery and lettuce so you can feed the animals. I would definitely suggest this as a fun place if you live in the Bay Area to take your kids and bring food to picnic. There's tons of greenery to do a layout and let the kiddos run around.


  1. Super cute photos of a happy family! :) That and I love your shoes!

  2. I looks like you all had a very fun day! That photo of her running after the bubbles is adorable.

  3. We lived in the Oakland hills (very close to Tilden Park) from 2011-2013 and loved visiting the spots you highlighted today. I agree with you - it is very expensive, but sometimes the culture and other fun activities like the ones you talked about it make it worth the cost.