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Picnicking and Nearly Panicking- Pyramid Lake

Picnicking and Nearly Panicking- Pyramid Lake

March 27, 2012 No Comments Our family was recently invited by our friends Elvia and Sean Shepherd and their young son to drive up to Pyramid Lake for a day of picnicking and boating. Sean had the use of his boss’ speedboat, and our three sons and we were looking forward to spending the afternoon tooling about on the huge ...

 

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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Flying Lessons – A Frustrating Travel Experience

Flying Lessons – A Frustrating Travel Experience

September 8, 2011 No Comments Our family recently completed a seventeen day trip from the Los Angeles area to the east coast. The purpose: a hybrid between supporting and facilitating my daughter’s burgeoning music career (you can find some of her tunes at www.nicolelexidavis.com) and a family vacation highlighting historic stops, urban delights, and finishing up at the beach, allowing fun ...

 

Kauai – St. Regis Princeville Resort

Kauai – St. Regis Princeville Resort

February 17, 2011 No Comments   This is a good review and a bad review of an elegant and luxurious hotel that’s long dominated the hotel scene on the north shore of Kauai. With iconic views – they filmed the movie musical Bali Hai here – and a rich, wet, jungle flower setting, the Princeville Resort is known the world ...

 

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Skiing Holiday in Keystone Colorado

Skiing Holiday in Keystone Colorado

September 27, 2010 1 Comment Our skiing holiday in Keystone, Colorado of February 2007 was cold and eventful. As natives to Southern California, the temperature change was a bit shocking. We just happened to be traveling at a time of year when blizzards were commonplace and getting snowed in was very likely to happen. We flew from LAX International Airport ...

 

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Acapulco Mexico – Our First Vacation Disaster

Acapulco Mexico – Our First Vacation Disaster

September 26, 2010 2 Comments View from our hotel in Acapulco, Mexico. In April of 2009, my husband and I along with our then 1 ½-year old son left our home in Southern Utah to make the trek to Acapulco, Mexico.  To be honest, it was not someplace I’d ever had any desire to go despite the numerous reports from ...

 

Vacation Flu at the Arizona Grand Resort

Vacation Flu at the Arizona Grand Resort

August 24, 2010 No Comments Day 4 of our Arizona Grand Resort vacation  About half way through our vacation at the Arizona Grand Resort, our 10 month old son Christian came down with the flu.  We were  staying in a wonderful and spacious Villa at the resort, and until that time were thoroughly enjoying our getaway. It wasn’t until a couple of ...

 

Under the Weather on our Kauai Honeymoon

Under the Weather on our Kauai Honeymoon

August 6, 2010 No Comments What’s the worst thing that can go wrong on a Hawaiian vacation for two? How about if both of you were sick? That is exactly what happened to me and my wife during our Honeymoon on the Island of Kauai. When we checked in to the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort in Poipu in early October ...

 

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American Airlines Insult to Injury

American Airlines Insult to Injury

August 4, 2010 1 Comment My family planned a reunion trip for the month of February in Hawaii at the Marriott Ko Olina Resort in Oahu.  My husband and I booked first class flights on American Airlines departing LAX and arriving in Honolulu, while our adult children with their spouses and children booked economy/coach on the same flight.  Our reservations ...

 

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