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The Computer History Museum in Mountain View

If you have the chance to this Museum, I think it’s really worth it. As an engineer I was fascinated in front of the very first computers or simply listening to the history of the Silicon Valley and birth of the first microprocessors. Also my 9 years old son liked it a lot. It’s nice…

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Henry Cowell Redwoods Park

        The Enry Cowell Redwoods Park is wonderful park not far from Santa Cruz. What is nice is that it is very family friendly with lots of easy trails good for stroller too. In hot days you will find fresh air among big redwoods tree and you can relax along the river…

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Hidden Villa, a wonderful farm in Los Altos Hills

Hidden Villa is a real gem in the Silicon Valley. Nested in the beautiful hills of Los Altos is a non profit educational organization founded by Frank and Josephine Duveneck in 1924 (http://www.hiddenvilla.org/about-us/what-is). It has eight mile trails and the most exciting thing is that they offer a wide variety of educational programs for kids.…

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Muir Woods National Monument

This is a fantastic National Park, 12 miles north of San Francisco, where you can see ancient redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) with their beautiful red colour (that’s why they are named redwoods). They can be high even more than 300 ft and wide 10 ft. Impressive trees!     These type of redwoods grow in the…

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Ano Nuevo State Park, Pescadero, California

This fantastic State Park is a nature preserve in San Mateo County, not far from Palo Alto (about one hour and half). It’s a wild area where animals live in complete freedom in a protected habitat. The largest mainland breeding colony in the world for the northern elephant seals live here. From December to March…