FatherSon Ventures

Building a Relationship through Adventure

Sand Dune Park

Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach.   You climb up and run down a hill of sand. There’s a nice park at the bottom with a merry go-round. A great place for athletes to train and a father and son to hang out.    

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Sky Zone

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Kid Concepts, U.S.A.

It’s an intersection most autism parents face: Is ABA or Floortime a more effect therapy to address their child’s needs? Some never reach this crisis point. That’s because ABA is usually covered by most insurances. So a lot of autism parent have never heard of Floortime model, and that there may be a better therapy […]

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Putting Edge: A Review

  Putting Edge isn’t the miniature golf course I grew up playing. There’s no castles or wishing wells. No split-second timing to avoid a windmill’s spinning blades, spitting your ball back to the beginning of the green. This 18-hole course has black-lighted, fluorescent paintings of super freaky creatures on the walls, and you play in the semi-dark […]

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Wilderness Park

 Wilderness Park is the park D and I go when we need to relieve stress.  Remember, the street you lived from as a kid with the forest and pond that froze in winter at the end of the street? That’s Wilderness Park. D and I like to leisurely walk through the 11 acres of this nature […]

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Ice Tubing at the Queen Mary’s “Chill”

  We strolled through Christmas decorations of candy canes, snowmen and gingerbread houses, got a glimpse of old Saint Nick and listened to an ample amount of cheerful holiday music at Queen Mary’s “Chill.” D and I found our way to the ice-tubing ramp. We each grabbed an over-sized tube, carried it to the top of a […]

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Inflatable Jumpers are Fun!

D and I are going to an indoor playground named Scooter’s Jungle, and while packing yogurt and meat sticks into a lunch container, I inspect the date on the carton. It says, “09/11/12.” Normally, I am not prone to making negative interpretations from dates on yogurt cartons, yet I stop to ponder if the date […]

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Into the Wild

A few days before the weekend, I enter into negotiation with L, hoping to extend her five-mile radius for our father-son adventures, suggesting a hike at a local nature preserve. The nature preserve is a few miles beyond my “unofficial” boundary, only five minutes from a park D and I visited a week ago and a chance for […]

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Adventure Plex

D and I are sitting on the floor in a Yoga Room, me telling him to move closer to a golden Buddha statue and a stuffed penguin with earmuffs and a colorful striped scarf for a picture. “That’s me, Buddha, and Rico,” he says, looking at the picture. We’re at an indoor playground with a five-level […]

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McDonald’s Play Place

D and I set out of the house. He is four and a half years old, and we like to visit local parks, indoor playgrounds, and other kid-friendly places. My wife L has set a five-mile radius from our home for our father-son adventures. I know. Don’t ask. All right. L believes I am careless (I once […]

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