One family lives near Modesto, CA, the rest live down near Los Angeles.
This makes for the looong drive between, on Highway 99.
My daughter made me aware of a place they found by accident when making the same drive up to see her brother's family near Modesto....Bravo Farms Cheese Factory!
I stopped and really enjoyed the fun things they had to see, plus had a great hamburger at their homey little cafe.
The Tree House was especially fun to climb!