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Splendid Spooky Spiders at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Splendid Spooky Spiders at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

October 20, 2011 No Comments Just in time for Halloween, spinning webs that must be seen, they gather there just like a coven, knitting silk intricately woven… The splendid spooky spiders are back at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County! For a limited time (now through November 6), this special exhibit features a walk-through pavilion where spiders spin ...

 

Troubles in Tampa Florida

Troubles in Tampa Florida

October 18, 2011 No Comments Usually I come to you with tales of the great times we’ve had, or the cities and events I can recommend as a scenic stop or vacation destination families will enjoy. Sure, occasionally I unleash a diatribe against discount airlines, or a less than pristine hotel. But this is the first time in this arena ...

 

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A Music Festival for Kids and Adults – That’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

A Music Festival for Kids and Adults – That’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

October 17, 2011 No Comments Golden Gate Park on a beautiful October day. Six stages. Alt-country, folk, rock, bluegrass, just plain eclectic music. Food stands with everything from pizza to raw vegan fare. Senior citizens in tie dye shirts. College students by the score. And lots and lots of – families. Families with small children, big children, babies, too. Yes, ...

 

The Hollywood Bowl – A Treat for the Whole Family

The Hollywood Bowl – A Treat for the Whole Family

October 15, 2011 1 Comment Whether you’re visiting Los Angeles or a long time Southern California resident, your children will love experiencing some of the finest music in the world at the Hollywood Bowl. This outdoor concert venue is one of the best known attractions in greater Los Angeles, and it’s perfect for kids of all ages, and has a ...

 

5 Top Family Museums in Washington D.C.

5 Top Family Museums in Washington D.C.

October 14, 2011 No Comments As the capital of the USA, Washington D.C. is a vibrant destination known for its memorials, to its monuments and museums as well as a prominent center for the performing arts and music. The museums are especially intriguing, and a wonderful place for families to learn about history, art, culture and science. Listed alphabetically, the ...

 

St. George Utah Temple: Exploring the History of the Latter-Day Saints

St. George Utah Temple: Exploring the History of the Latter-Day Saints

October 13, 2011 No Comments When we travel, Dad and I try to move beyond the glossy tourist attractions and dig deeper into the local culture. We love to learn the history of each place that we visit, from the geological records to the human events. While in Utah, one of our goals was to learn a bit about the ...

 

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Follow the Dinosaur Tracks: St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site Utah

Follow the Dinosaur Tracks: St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site Utah

October 12, 2011 No Comments Dad and I recently spent some time in southwestern Utah, as part of our summer 2011 adventure through the American Southwest. While we were excited to see the national parks, we also wanted to discover the smaller local attractions. As science and history buffs, we knew we couldn’t miss out on the St. George Dinosaur ...

 

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Pipe Spring National Monument: A Seldom-Seen Oasis on the Arizona Strip

Pipe Spring National Monument: A Seldom-Seen Oasis on the Arizona Strip

October 11, 2011 No Comments While exploring the national parks of Utah, Dad and I decided to base camp at an RV resort in Hurricane, just over the Utah border in the extreme southwest corner of the state. We had a few extra days in Hurricane, so we decided to explore the area. On the advice of a friendly local ...

 

Zion: Utah’s First National Park

Zion: Utah’s First National Park

October 10, 2011 No Comments The national parks of Utah were high on our list of must-sees when Dad and I visited the American Southwest this summer. Due to some unexpected delays, we did not actually make it to Utah until September. As it turns out, the weather was perfect for our visit to Zion National Park. About Zion The ...

 

See the Hoodoos at Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

See the Hoodoos at Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

October 9, 2011 No Comments When Dad and I decided to spend the summer of 2011 exploring the American Southwest, we had a few specific destinations in mind. Near the top of the list were the best-known national parks in Utah — Zion, Arches and Bryce Canyon. For a variety of reasons, our visit to Utah was significantly delayed, but ...

 

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