Stacy Barawed

I sift through hundreds of websites, newspapers, local periodicals and tourism brochures to bring you the most fun, exciting, and memorable goings-on in the area. Oddities, curiosities, roadside attractions and more are all featured on my site, as well as the spots to quench your thirst and hunger along the way.

Web Site: http://www.thefunjunkie.com/


Winchester Mystery House

Oct 24, 2013
Winchester Mystery House

Lovely and creepy at the same time!Winchester Mystery HouseSan Jose, CAThe Winchester Mystery House in San Jose is a lot of things: a mecca for tourists, a destination for the architecturally curious, a probable location for paranormal activity, ...

National Yo-Yo Contest – 10/05/13

Oct 3, 2013
National Yo-Yo Contest – 10/05/13

Good luck with this one.National Yo-Yo ContestChico, CAIf you want to see a Thumb Grind, attend this event.  If you want to see an Iron Whip, attend this event.  If you want to see a Boingy Boing, attend this event.They’re all legal, entert...

Eat Real Festival – 09/27/13 – 09/29/13

Sep 27, 2013
Eat Real Festival – 09/27/13 – 09/29/13

Robin Thicke knows you want it.Eat Real FestivalOakland, CAMobile dining has exploded in the last few years.  Talented chefs with a knack for entrepreneurship are able to cater (get it?) to the masses, and this is a perfect time to market to the a...

Danish Days – 09/20/13 – 09/22/13

Sep 20, 2013
Danish Days – 09/20/13 – 09/22/13

You had me at DUTCH CHOCOLATE!Danish DaysSolvang, CAThe words “Free Aebleskiver Eating Contest” make me want to drop whatever I’m doing and drive five hours to Santa Barbara county.  Is that weird?Danish Days is more than just a mere celebra...

Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival – 09/14/13 – 09/15/13

Sep 13, 2013
Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival – 09/14/13 – 09/15/13

Oh, dear lord.Ghirardelli Chocolate FestivalSan Francisco, CAThis event has it all: buttloads of chocolate (obviously), multiple age divisions of their famed ice cream-eating contest, and lots of cardio provided by the requisite dodging of unsupervised...

Loleta Cheese Factory

Sep 4, 2013
Loleta Cheese Factory

You're going to want to stay a while.Loleta Cheese FactoryLoleta, CAI recently spent a weekend exploring Humboldt County, and Loleta was on my list for one reason: cheese. I was not disappointed. I never expect to see factory workers in full ...

Gourmet Walks

Aug 15, 2013
Gourmet Walks

Pace yourself.Gourmet WalksSan Francisco, Napa and HealdsburgBecause I’m an adult, I make a point of being punctual at all times.  I typically show up early to social functions, only to become frustrated with latecomers who hold up impending fes...

Spaghetti ice cream and deep-fried fruity pebbles: it’s time for California State Fair food!

Jul 12, 2013
Spaghetti ice cream and deep-fried fruity pebbles: it’s time for California State Fair food!

So many choices!California State FairSacramento, CAThe State Fair is here, and my colon couldn’t be more excited!I prep for the State Fair the same way each year, and that preparation includes several days of cardio and weight training in anticipatio...

Star Eco Station

Jun 14, 2013
Star Eco Station

Keep your fingers out of this squawkbox if you knowwhat's good for you.Star Eco StationRocklin, CAIf you’re one of those people who thinks the illegal pet alligator living in your bathtub is in perfectly capable hands, it’s probably not the f...

Beaumont Cherry Festival – 06/06/13 – 06/09/13

Jun 7, 2013
Beaumont Cherry Festival – 06/06/13 – 06/09/13

A great time stems (ha!) from these little beauties!Beaumont Cherry FestivalBeaumont, CAFestivals require a few important elements: tasty food, great entertainment, wacky visitors and a reason to celebrate.  The city of Beaumont in Riverside Count...

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