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All Inclusive Vacation at the Manzanillo Karmina Palace

All Inclusive Vacation at the Manzanillo Karmina Palace

September 9, 2010 No Comments Looking for an all inclusive family vacation in Mexico that’s off the beaten path?  How about the exotic all inclusive Karmina Palace Resort in Manzanillo, between Puerto Vallarta and Zihuatanejo?  This Pacific Ocean gem is where our family of 12 spent a 5 day vacation in late September of 2004.  I was there with my ...

 

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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Regent Seven Seas Alaskan Cruise Vacation

Regent Seven Seas Alaskan Cruise Vacation

September 7, 2010 2 Comments Last month I found out through my mother that Joe and Amy (my aunt and uncle), were about to embark on an extravagant 7 day trip to Alaska.  We were on the phone when she mentioned it, and I was absolutely intrigued! A good friend of mine went there on a fishing expedition just over ...

 

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Casa Marilu Puerto Vallarta Mexico

Casa Marilu Puerto Vallarta Mexico

September 4, 2010 No Comments In October 2002, we spent a glorious 5 days in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. This was the first time we avoided hotels and opted for renting a luxury home with a staff that included butler and chef services. Our daughter, and only child at the time, was 7 months. We traveled and stayed with my parents, ...

 

Arizona Museum of Natural History Vacation Visit

Arizona Museum of Natural History Vacation Visit

August 25, 2010 1 Comment Day 5 of our Arizona Grand Resort vacation   On Wednesday August 25th, our family decided to spend a couple of hours just before lunch at the Arizona Museum of Natural History.  We had been staying at the Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix since Saturday, and this was our final full day of vacation.  My sister, her ...

 

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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 ...

 

Discovering more of the Arizona Grand Resort

Discovering more of the Arizona Grand Resort

August 23, 2010 1 Comment Day 3 of our Arizona Grand Resort vacation   On Monday August 23rd, my family was enjoying the third day of our family vacation at the Arizona Grand Resort.  Our 10 month old son Christian was adjusting quite well to his new home away from home.  He was in discovery mode, where everything that could be grabbed ...

 

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Kicking off our Arizona Grand Resort Vacation

Kicking off our Arizona Grand Resort Vacation

August 22, 2010 1 Comment Day 2 of our family vacation at the Arizona Grand Resort We had a surprisingly restful night sleep here at the Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix.  Today is Sunday August 22nd and I’m in the living room of our Villa reflecting on what has turned out to be a great start to a fun filled ...

 

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Family Vactions as Big as Texas: Houston

Family Vactions as Big as Texas: Houston

August 22, 2010 No Comments While Texas makes us think of the untamed West with cowboys, shootouts, ghost towns, and the mysterious frontier, our family saw another side of the Lone Star State (its nickname as well as an apt description of Texas’ flag) during our recent vacation in Houston, the largest city in Texas (beating Dallas and the state ...

 

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