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A Bike Ride through Livermore Vineyards, California

A friend of mine mentioned biking trails in the Livermore vineyards a few months ago - Thanks Jean! So on a Saturday when we wanted to stay closeby, we packed our bikes and headed east. Not being able to find much online about these vineyard trails, I wasn't sure what to expect. Unlike most visitors to the vineyards, the purpose of our trip was not for wine tasting at all. With 3 young kids in tow, our goal was to ride through the vineyard-covered rolling hills of Livermore's wineries.

Uvas Canyon, Morgan Hill, California , USA

If you’re looking for a hike to escape a hot day near Silicon Valley, Uvas Canyon is the place for you. Uvas Canyon offered us a tree canopy that kept us well-shaded and the sounds of gently falling water alongside most of our hike. Waterfall Loop Trail offers a short ~1 mile trail past 3 of the park's named waterfalls, over and alongside many rocks and trees covered in bright green moss.

Houston, Texas, USA

Space Center Houston

If you are interested in space and space exploration, Space Center Houston is a  must-see.  Where else can you see "Mission Control" of so many of our flights into space.  As we arrived at the parking lot of the Space Center, we spotted an exhibit being built.  A Space Shuttle was being placed on the back of a 747. It made for a pretty cool picture.  Online tickets to the Space Center saved us $3 per person and a wait in line to purchase tickets.  Parking was readily available when we arrived around 10:30am.  Parking cost was around $6, if I remember correctly. 

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - Attractions on the Strip

The Las Vegas Strip itself offers free and inexpensive entertainment for families and adults alike.  One thing I've always loved about Las Vegas is that it gives you an opportunity to pretend that you are in a different place.  Many hotels offer replicas of European buildings and monuments.

Austria

Salzburg

Overlooking the city of Salzburg is a fortress called Hohensalzburg. Its building began in the 1000s, although back then it very much looked like a farmhouse with fencing. As the years passed, and its function change, it began taking on a fortress appearance. Don't miss the audio guide included with the tickets, we found it very informative.  We found some stairs that climbed up to the fortress.  It was a nice way to see this part of Salzburg, as we passed by countless gelato shops, peoples' open windows and balconies, on a cobblestone path up to the fortress.