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NJ to L.A. With Three Kids and a Dog–The Journey Continues

NJ to L.A. With Three Kids and a Dog–The Journey Continues

September 26, 2010 3 Comments Tennessee Wednesday, November 18, 2009 6:10 p.m.   Our cross country journey West from New Jersey continues.  I’m sitting poolside at the Holiday Inn Express in Dickson, Tennessee, watching Ben and Will swimming and playing in the indoor pool. They have the whole pool to themselves. Of course, I forgot to pack swim trunks for them, so Ben is ...

 

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From NJ to L.A. With 3 Kids and a Dog: A Cross-Country Journal

From NJ to L.A. With 3 Kids and a Dog: A Cross-Country Journal

September 25, 2010 5 Comments Blacksburg, Virginia   Tuesday, November 17 8:15 p.m.   It’s the end of our first full day of travel–headquarters for the evening is Room 144 of the Quality Inn in Blacksburg, Virginia. Near Virginia Tech. The boys are on a Skype call with their best friends and former next-door neighbors, Alex (aka “Pickle”) and Luke. I am ...

 

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Callaway Gardens, Georgia: A Family Day Trip ‘Half a Tank’ Away!

Callaway Gardens, Georgia: A Family Day Trip ‘Half a Tank’ Away!

September 21, 2010 1 Comment You won’t believe how easily and quickly you can get away from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta, until you step into Callaway Gardens, Georgia. Located just about 100 miles south of Atlanta, off highways 18 and 354, near Columbus, Georgia, Callaway Gardens is one place you can visit with your family throughout the year ...

 

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Oahu’s North Shore, Hawaii – Beyond Honolulu

Oahu’s North Shore, Hawaii – Beyond Honolulu

September 21, 2010 2 Comments I’ve already taken you in and around Honolulu and Waikiki with plenty of activities for the little ones. But sometimes you want a quieter island experience, and there’s a place for that as well on Oahu. That’s the North Shore – small town family-friendly, beautiful coast, a low key atmosphere. Turtle Bay Resort in Kahuku ...

 

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Historic Los Angeles California

Historic Los Angeles California

September 16, 2010 3 Comments Does the word historic seem to clash with your vision of Los Angeles? Well, it shouldn’t.    Here’s a fun family day in the downtown heart of the city that you can enjoy whether you’re visiting LA or a resident family like us.    Your kids will love the Museum of Contemporary Art with its dual locations ...

 

Big Sur for Little Sirs and Ladies – North Bound

Big Sur for Little Sirs and Ladies – North Bound

September 16, 2010 No Comments I’ve taken you on an excursion to the southern reaches of Big Sur California, with Ragged Point Resort as your base. There are other options for spending the night farther north, but its easy to stay where you are and take some wonderful excursions into Big Sur proper.  A great first stop: Lime Kilns State Park ...

 

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Big Sur California for Little Sirs and Ladies

Big Sur California for Little Sirs and Ladies

September 15, 2010 1 Comment Big Sur, California covers an almost 100 mile stretch of striking rugged Pacific coastline. With its scenic, fog shrouded and spectacularly rocky coast, this is an ideal spot for a romantic weekend. But how about for a family? Indeed with some advance planning, travelling the Big Sur can be a wonderful family adventure.  The Big ...

 

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Vail Winter Vacation at Lion Square Lodge

Vail Winter Vacation at Lion Square Lodge

September 14, 2010 4 Comments Our holiday in Vail, Colorado was by far one of the best skiing vacations we have enjoyed yet. It was mid January 2009 and we flew non-stop into Vail’s Eagle County Regional Airport from Los Angeles where our shuttle driver was waiting to take us to the Lion Square Lodge in Lionshead Vail. Big Mountain ...

 

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The Grand Canyon Part II: The North Rim

The Grand Canyon Part II: The North Rim

September 9, 2010 3 Comments After having dinner at the Jacob Lake Inn restaurant in Arizona (see The Grand Canyon Part I: Pipe Spring and Jacob Lake), we all decided to make the forty-minute drive to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.  It was a bit late to be starting out but we figured we’d still be able to ...

 

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The Grand Canyon Part I: Pipe Spring and Jacob Lake

The Grand Canyon Part I: Pipe Spring and Jacob Lake

September 9, 2010 1 Comment It’s the third weekend in August, 2009, just one week after our son’s second birthday.  My husband and I finished loading up our truck as my parents and 85-year old grandmother pulled into the driveway behind us, their car also packed for a weekend at the Arizona Grand Canyon.  My sister and her husband would be ...

 

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