Entries for September, 2010

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Mommy and Me Toddler Water Table Manhattan Beach

Mommy and Me Toddler Water Table Manhattan Beach

September 30, 2010 No Comments My son had a blast today in our mommy and me class at the South Bay Adult School in Manhattan Beach, California. We meet there every Tuesday morning from 9:30am to 11:30am. When we first get there, we all sing songs together welcoming each child, then teaching sign language or showing pictures of animals etc. ...

 

Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone – Pregnant in Guatemala

Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone – Pregnant in Guatemala

September 30, 2010 No Comments Before my husband and I had our two girls, we traveled out of the country extensively.  We were college students, complete with backpacks, Tevas sandals, and almost no money.  We saw it all as part of an essential life experience.  We met for the first time in London, so it seemed natural that we would ...

 

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From NJ to L.A. With Three Kids and a Dog: (New) Home at Last!

From NJ to L.A. With Three Kids and a Dog: (New) Home at Last!

September 30, 2010 No Comments Burbank, California Monday, November 23, 2009 (This is the fourth and final installment in a series of articles about my family’s cross-country move from the suburbs of New Jersey to Southern California) The Sterns have landed! Home sweet home is now a charming yellow house with an actual white picket fence, nestled in the foothills ...

 

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Stone Mountain Park, Atlanta

Stone Mountain Park, Atlanta

September 28, 2010 No Comments “What is that giant rock doing in the middle of the city?” first time visitors to Atlanta may wonder. A trip to Stone Mountain Park will solve the mystery, revealing the many adventures and attractions the giant rock and its surrounding areas have to offer. Spread over 3000 acres, Stone Mountain Park is counted among ...

 

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Celebrity Millennium Alaska Cruise Part Four: Gold Rush and Glaciers

Celebrity Millennium Alaska Cruise Part Four: Gold Rush and Glaciers

September 27, 2010 1 Comment On Day Five of our Celebrity Millennium cruise to Alaska (continued from Part 3: Alaskan Ports Galore), we finally got to visit Skagway. For some reason, this recreated Gold Rush town had been at the top of Dad’s must-see Alaska list for years. I had actually been hired by phone for a summer job in Skagway a ...

 

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Celebrity Millennium Alaska Cruise Part Three: Ports Galore

Celebrity Millennium Alaska Cruise Part Three: Ports Galore

September 27, 2010 1 Comment The first full day of our Vancouver to Seward Alaska cruise was everything we could have hoped for: relaxing, entertaining and filled with activities. Read about part one of our Alaskan adventure in Traveling 5,000 Miles on Two Weeks’ Notice, and part two where we are introduced to, and are discovering the Celebrity Millennium Cruise.   We both absolutely love ...

 

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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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Celebrity Millennium Alaska Cruise Part Two: Was the Deal too Good to Be True?

Celebrity Millennium Alaska Cruise Part Two: Was the Deal too Good to Be True?

September 27, 2010 2 Comments On Day 2 of our Alaska adventure, we awoke bright and early in Seattle. Thankfully, my body was still on Orlando time, so the 7:40 a.m. departure felt more like 10:40 a.m. We had coach seating in the disabled section, providing us with two comfortable seats and room to simply park Dad’s scooter on board. ...

 

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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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