Entries for August, 2010

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Mother’s Beach Marina Del Rey

Mother’s Beach Marina Del Rey

August 29, 2010 No Comments Mother’s Beach, Marina del Rey – that was where my son and I were heading this past Saturday.  It was just the two of us (I’m divorced) and we were off on one of our many local adventures here in Southern California.  With a name like Mother’s Beach, I wasn’t sure what to expect.  All I ...

 

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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Driving to the Arizona Grand Resort

Driving to the Arizona Grand Resort

August 21, 2010 No Comments Day 1 of our Arizona Grand Resort vacation  It’s August 21st and we’ve kicked off our next family vacation just 1 week after returning from Hawaii.   Our new destination?  The Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix! My brother-in-law Todd is the motivating force behind this new excursion.  He came through with this great vacation spot after ...

 

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“Roaming in Rome” Part Two

“Roaming in Rome” Part Two

August 18, 2010 1 Comment Honeymooners and adventurers do not hold a monopoly on vacationing in Rome.   The “Eternal City” also holds a vast number of family friendly activities.  When our vacation was still in the planning stages, I tasked my kids to research places they would want to visit while in Rome.   I was proud of their efforts and ...

 

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“Roaming in Rome” Part One

“Roaming in Rome” Part One

August 17, 2010 1 Comment When planning a family adventure, emphasize “family” by getting your kids’ input. You might be surprised that your kids can actually contribute a great deal and make the process of planning and preparing easier especially, if you are like me—a single parent!  Last January, while packing away the Christmas decorations, I brought up the topic, ...

 

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Santa Barbara has Something Special for Kids

Santa Barbara has Something Special for Kids

August 15, 2010 1 Comment When a co-worker recently suggested Santa Barbara and California’s Central Coast as a family vacation destination, I was a bit skeptical. It was on our list of possible honeymoon destinations when Dora and I were getting married and didn’t have much money to go farther than Las Vegas (which my wife-to-be had rejected as too ...

 

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