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a day at the farm

I forget sometimes how diverse and beautiful the scenery is here in Southern California. Drive 45 minutes out in any direction and you will find yourself in a completely different environment.  Last weekend we headed to Tanaka Farms and participated in a walk to raise funds for the farms in Japan that are still rebuilding from the devastation of the 2011 tsunami.















It was an awesome day in so many ways. Now that the girls are 4 and 5, excursions are exponentially more fun. They can go longer stretches without napping (and the inevitable meltdowns that go with being tired/hungry are coming less and less frequently). Man, that’s a game changer. To be able to enjoy something at a leisurely pace, that’s something I can really get used to. Another highlight? Eating fresh picked vegetables and fruits. This coming from me, the girl that never ate her veggies and even convinced herself that she was allergic to salad (long story, maybe I’ll write about that one of these days). I already have plans to visit again soon.  As we were leaving I noticed that they host watermelon tours in the summer (and strawberry picking in the Spring and pick your own pumpkin in the fall!) Have any of you done these tours?

Happy Sunday friends and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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  • Merdrey June 22, 2013, 11:44 pm

    That looks like fun! Eapecially the Shaved ice…hmm…I need to get myself an ice cream now! Happy Sunday!

  • Linda June 23, 2013, 6:13 am

    Your kids are so cute! This looks like so much fun!!

  • Estee Tea June 23, 2013, 7:50 am

    Great looking place. Excursions are extra fun when they come with fresh food! 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  • Debbie June 23, 2013, 10:59 am

    We used to go pumpkin picking at Tanaka Farms every fall when the kids were little… And then somehow we (another family and us) got busy and stopped going. So sad. It was such a fun experience and I LOVE looking back on those photos. Never been personally for strawberry picking, but I hear it is super fun!

  • Chrisy@GoodNorthCoastLife June 23, 2013, 7:38 pm

    Stunning photos Liz. You’ve captured a wonderful day out with your family.

  • Heather Johnson June 25, 2013, 6:51 pm

    These photos are seriously brilliant. Love how you captured your visit!

  • elizabeth June 26, 2013, 12:30 pm

    I love these photos, Liz!! What a great event.

  • Ewa June 27, 2013, 1:58 am

    I love how your youngest daughter is wearing the pink tinted glasses, a cute hat, being a total girl and holding those big carrots in the middle of a veg farm:) So cute:)

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