Entries for September, 2010

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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

September 26, 2010 2 Comments There is something almost magical about visiting the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum. From its grand entrance with the Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops, to its fantastic exhibits surrounded by gleaming marble tiled floors and ornate molded ceilings, this museum offers something for the whole family.   The 15 permanent exhibits are very realistically displayed and ...

 

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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Acapulco Mexico – The Grand Mayan

Acapulco Mexico – The Grand Mayan

September 26, 2010 1 Comment   Though our trip to Acapulco in April of 2009 goes down in the books as one of the worst I’ve ever taken, (see the article, Acapulco Mexico - Our First Disaster Vacation), the resort we stayed at was beautiful.  It’s located about 20 minutes from downtown Acapulco which is one of the things I loved ...

 

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 ...

 

Road Trip Essentials for Children, Activities and Food to Entertain

Road Trip Essentials for Children, Activities and Food to Entertain

September 26, 2010 No Comments While there are the many now “standard” things to keep kids occupied such as traveling DVD players and gameboys, there are still some classic things that can help you keep your sanity while on a lengthy road trip with young kids. It can be fun to disconnect for part of the trip, but if the ...

 

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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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Our El Torito Friday Dinner Date Night

Our El Torito Friday Dinner Date Night

September 24, 2010 No Comments Tonight we went for one of our usual family dinners! It’s so nice to get out of the house with our 1 year old. He’s finally at a point now where he really enjoys sitting in his high chair and eating with us. He’s still a bit squirmy, but we all have a good time. ...

 

More Los Angeles Adventures for Kids – South Bay Beaches

More Los Angeles Adventures for Kids – South Bay Beaches

September 22, 2010 No Comments In my last article I talked about some great Hollywood area family destinations. And of course there’s Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, and Sea World to the south of LA proper.  But one of the best things about a trip to LA, or if you live in Southern California and are looking for an awesome day’s ...

 

The City of Angels for Families

The City of Angels for Families

September 21, 2010 1 Comment Los Angeles may be known as the city of angels, but the sprawling delights this city offers your own little angels makes it a great family destination. World renowned amusement parks and attractions abound, and there’s plenty of off the beaten track activities too, from the beach to the mall. Our favorite amusement park is ...

 

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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