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Harlem Globetrotters: 85 Years of Comedy Exhibition Basketball

Harlem Globetrotters: 85 Years of Comedy Exhibition Basketball

February 19, 2011 No Comments Despite their name, the Harlem Globetrotters actually got their start in Chicago. Although the team’s roots are shrouded in obscurity, it appears to have been founded at the Savoy Ballroom, a popular dance club that opened in 1927. The team name changed several times, but was officially the Harlem Globetrotters by 1929. According to Globetrotters ...

 

Gardens, An Ocean View, and Tacos: One Day Getaway to San Diego

Gardens, An Ocean View, and Tacos: One Day Getaway to San Diego

February 18, 2011 No Comments Sometimes you just wanna get away, just like the Southwest Airlines commercial proclaims. But sometimes you don’t want to fly, have a limited budget, and a limited amount of time. For those of you living in or visiting Southern California, here’s a two day/one night trip that makes for a relaxing family get away. First ...

 

Chronicling My Memorable 2010 Family Trips

Chronicling My Memorable 2010 Family Trips

January 9, 2011 No Comments This is my year-end post chronicling all the places I visited in 2010 –  The list of memorable places where I left my footprints in 2010: 1. Callaway Gardens, GA 2. Niagara Falls Family Trip 3. Disney World Orlando Florida 4. Amicalola Falls State Park, GA A beautiful, sunny July Saturday found us on a drive ...

 

The 2010 L.A. Auto Show – Life In the Fast Lane

The 2010 L.A. Auto Show – Life In the Fast Lane

December 22, 2010 No Comments There are few things in the world that Angelenos love as much as their Starbucks, their cellphones, and their celebrities. Cars are one of those things. As anyone who has ever spent any amount of time living in the City of Angels can tell you, Los Angeles residents are probably so passionate about their vehicles because they ...

 

Southern Maui Overview

Southern Maui Overview

December 12, 2010 1 Comment Southern Maui is a delightful tourist destination in the dry part of the island. It’s scenery is very different from the lush green dampness of Hana. Easy to access from the airport, with beautiful beaches and fantastic views of Lanai and Molokini crater – great for snorkeling trips – there are many wonderful resorts to ...

 

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Maui Family Attractions – Sheraton Maui, Lahaina and Volcanoes

Maui Family Attractions – Sheraton Maui, Lahaina and Volcanoes

December 8, 2010 2 Comments There are so many wonderful things about Hawaii and the island of Maui in particular, that families can easily spend ten vacations on any one island and still be eager to come back for more. Maui has diverse climates – the green, wet Hana area with its wonderful to explore switch back highway; the dry ...

 

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Traveling During the Holidays: Maintaining Holiday Traditions

Traveling During the Holidays: Maintaining Holiday Traditions

November 27, 2010 No Comments Our first Christmas trip out of town felt a bit like we were running away from home. I was a married adult with no children, and my husband and I traveled with my parents. We left our hometown in Central Florida for Williamsburg, Virginia to experience a Colonial Christmas.  Our Traditions  Leaving home meant leaving ...

 

Forks, Washington – more than Twilight

Forks, Washington – more than Twilight

October 19, 2010 No Comments Long before there was Twilight to make sleepy little Forks, Washington famous, this small town served as a jumping off spot to some beautiful wilderness areas in upper Washington State. We didn’t find any vampires in sight, but our kids loved the Hall of Mosses in the temperate rain forest just south of Forks, the ...

 

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Celebrity Millennium Alaska Cruise Part One: Traveling 5,000 Miles on Two Weeks’ Notice

Celebrity Millennium Alaska Cruise Part One: Traveling 5,000 Miles on Two Weeks’ Notice

September 27, 2010 4 Comments My parents always meant to visit Alaska. They gathered tour books, visited websites, and even planned out a driving itinerary. Unfortunately, health issues and real-life concerns prevented them from living out their dream. After my mom passed away unexpectedly in 2004, at the age of 50, I moved in with my dad, who has some ...

 

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NJ to L.A. With Three Kids and a Dog: Westward Ho!

NJ to L.A. With Three Kids and a Dog: Westward Ho!

September 26, 2010 2 Comments Amarillo, Texas  Saturday, November 21, 9:58 a.m.  This is the third post about our exciting journey from New Jersey to California.  The first leg of our trip and new lives included traversing Delaware and Virginia.  Our road adventure continued on with my second post documenting Arkansas and the various cities and towns we past in Tennessee. We are talking to Ginny (my mother-in-law) on the car phone ...

 

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