The Fun Junkie

The Fun Junkie My site was conceived after spending hundreds of hours planning road trips, searching for the latest and greatest local events, and hunting down the best places to grab a bite to eat. The goal was simple: see, do and eat everything in sight, then compile the best of the best into one comprehensive website.

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Samoa Cookhouse

Jun 3, 2013
Samoa Cookhouse

Arrive early to beat the crowds.Samoa Cookhouse908 Vance AvenueSamoa, CASamoa Cookhouse has been on my must-visit list for quite a while now, and for good reasons:  first of all, the last surviving cookhouse in the West has been serving customers ...

Willow Creek – China Flat Museum

May 30, 2013
Willow Creek – China Flat Museum

BELIEVE!  Or don't.  I'm not the boss of you.Willow Creek - China Flat MuseumWillow Creek, CAIf you ever find yourself in Willow Creek fishing, camping, rafting, or because you took a seriously wrong turn off the 101, make some time for the W...

Lou’s Drive In

May 29, 2013
Lou’s Drive In

The lipstick on my straw means one thing:HANDS OFF!Lou's Drive In6229 Watt AvenueNorth Highlands, CATo passersby, Lou's may seem like your typical, mild-mannered drive-in burger joint.  Walk up to the window, however, and you'll be bombarded by th...

Larkspur Flower & Food Festival – 05/26/13

May 24, 2013
Larkspur Flower & Food Festival – 05/26/13

Stop and smell the roses...unless you'reallergic to them.Larkspur Flower & Food FestivalLarkspur, CAI have a love-hate relationship with flowers.I loved my high school and college job, working as a cashier in my aunt and uncle’s flower shop insid...

Chicago Fire

May 20, 2013
Chicago Fire

This will be the longest 45-minute wait of your life.Chicago FireVarious LocationsFolsom, Sacramento and Roseville, CAI’ve dined at three of the four Chicago Fire locations more times than I care to admit to my personal trainer.  I go...

Linden Cherry Festival – 05/18/13

May 17, 2013
Linden Cherry Festival – 05/18/13

Missing this event would be a pit-y!Linden Cherry FestivalLinden, CAI must admit that as a young whippersnapper I probably consumed more processed cherries than raw cherries.  A big treat for me back in the day was that crackling of the waxed pape...

A visit to Angels Flight Railway in Los Angeles

May 9, 2013
A visit to Angels Flight Railway in Los Angeles

Fun for a buck in L.A.!Angels Flight Railway351 South Hill StreetLos Angeles, CADon't fret, siderodromophobes: at 298 feet, this will be the shortest train ride of your life.Located across the street from the Grand Central Market, the Angels Flight Rai...

Rubio’s Beach Cleanup & Party – 05/11/13

May 7, 2013
Rubio’s Beach Cleanup & Party – 05/11/13

Save the oceans!Rubio's Beach Cleanup & PartyOceanside, CAYour favorite purveyor of beach eats is holding a huge party in anticipation of World Oceans Day!On May 11, Rubio’s will host their annual beach festival in Oceanside, California, lau...

Taqueria Eduardo 2

May 7, 2013
Taqueria Eduardo 2

157 cubic inches of heaven can be found here.Taqueria Eduardo 21104 W. Tennyson RoadHayward, CAIf you want a perfectly assembled, lean and mean burrito for $8, I suggest Chavez Supermarket and Taqueria.But if you haven't eaten in 7 hours, and wanna ini...

Cloverdale Old Time Fiddle Festival – 05/04/13 – 05/05/13

May 2, 2013
Cloverdale Old Time Fiddle Festival – 05/04/13 – 05/05/13

I have no clue how to use this thing, either.Cloverdale Old Time Fiddle FestivalCloverdale, CA Fiddles get a bad rap.  The same grandmother who constantly told me to “stop fiddling around” also used the phrase “Oh, fiddlesticks!” as s...