Feb 232012
 
Carquinez Straight Regional Shoreline: Bull Staging & Eckley Pier

Last week Thomas and I went to the Carquinez Straight Regional Shoreline: Bull Staging & Eckley Pier. View Larger MapDriving Directions We had a great time checking out the pier, the park and grass, crossing the railroad tracks and snapping some photos. I was really surprised at how well kept this park was and how empty it was except for a handful of people fishing on the pier. With great views of the Carquinez bridge and the Carquinez Straight and also to the Benicia bridge, this little area has a lot to offer. The park/grass area has a few picnic [...]

Feb 182012
 
Hidden Lakes Park, Martinez - An Outing

On Thursday, Thomas and I went to Hidden Lakes Park in Martinez. My wife and I had been there before to take walks with our dogs so we knew a little about the place, but things change when you have a child (everything changes). You begin to see places with a new perspective. For example, I took notice of the playgrounds this time. I paid attention to how much parking there was, the bathrooms, how busy it was… many ┬ámore things that would matter if we were to spend an afternoon there instead of just walking our dogs. Starting with [...]

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