Entries for October, 2010

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Activities and Pampering at the Vallarta Palace

Activities and Pampering at the Vallarta Palace

October 28, 2010 No Comments This is the third installment about my family’s recent trip to the Vallarta Palace in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.   Part 1: Getting the Royal Treatment at the Vallarta Palace Part 2: Puerto Vallarta Palace – Living Like Kings and Queens The boys woke up early in anticipation of the exciting day they were going to have. ...

 

Helen Georgia – Historic, Romantic and Much More

Helen Georgia – Historic, Romantic and Much More

October 27, 2010 No Comments Scenic Alpine town offers a refreshing escape About 70 miles north of Atlanta lies Helen Georgia, a Bavarian-inspired town where traces of Cherokee Indian culture, horse-drawn carriages, a beautiful river walk, historic streets, restaurants, horseback-riding, tubing, golf and a host of other entertainment options welcome you. If these don’t sound inviting enough, maybe a hot ...

 

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San Antonio: The River Walk and the Alamo

San Antonio: The River Walk and the Alamo

October 27, 2010 No Comments On our recent trip to Austin Texas, one of the must-sees on my list was San Antonio.  I figured my last vacation to the city didn’t count as I was only three years old at the time!  I have pictures of myself running around the Alamo, chasing birds and felt it would be kind of ...

 

Downtown Austin and the Austin Children’s Museum

Downtown Austin and the Austin Children’s Museum

October 25, 2010 3 Comments On day one of our eight-day trip to Austin, TX, we loaded up our three-year old son and three-month old daughter and headed for the city’s downtown.  Our plan was to visit the Austin Children’s Museum (ACM) located on the corner of 2nd and Colorado Street.  From the information my husband found before leaving for ...

 

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Puerto Vallarta Palace – Living Like Kings and Queens

Puerto Vallarta Palace – Living Like Kings and Queens

October 23, 2010 2 Comments After a long day of travel and a fun-filled first day (Getting the Royal Treatment at the Vallarta Palace) at Puerto Vallarta,  no one bothered to get up terribly early the next morning.  It felt good to sleep in for a change, and it was about 9 a.m. before we dressed and went down to breakfast at Mar ...

 

Santa Cruz Boardwalk CA – Rides, Restaurants and Beaches Galore

Santa Cruz Boardwalk CA – Rides, Restaurants and Beaches Galore

October 23, 2010 1 Comment What child of any age – including you adults out there – doesn’t love a Ferris Wheel, a meri-go- round or a roller coaster.  Better yet, who doesn’t love coupling these attractions with sea air and a wooden boarding, the smell of the ocean mingling with popcorn, cotton candy, and french fries. In other words, ...

 

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Ferndale and Mattole Road – Verdant Northern California Road Trip

Ferndale and Mattole Road – Verdant Northern California Road Trip

October 22, 2010 No Comments This lush and beautiful part of Northern California is a destination in and of itself; for us it was part of a road trip that stretched up the California coast. We spent the night in Fortuna, highway convenient, basic, and quite pleasant. Before heading to the gorgeous Victorian town of Ferndale, we went north a ...

 

Cambria, Cayucos and Carpenteria, California – The three C’s

Cambria, Cayucos and Carpenteria, California – The three C’s

October 22, 2010 No Comments We love small beach towns in California. And we tend to visit some of our favorites, not that far away from our home in Los Angeles, every year. The reason: they each offer simple pleasures and plenty of sights to see, and each has their own distinctive and appealing character. When I asked my kids ...

 

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More Autumn Ocean Breezes and Many Trees – Avenue of the Giants

More Autumn Ocean Breezes and Many Trees – Avenue of the Giants

October 21, 2010 2 Comments I’ve already described about the pleasures of beach going without the summer sun, crowds and hassles in and around Mendocino and Fort Bragg.  Now, let’s head farther north, clinging to Highway 1 through the picturesque town of Westport, and now a tiny spot with a lovely soft white sand beach for running, wave chasing, and ...

 

Autumn by the Sea: Mendocino, CA

Autumn by the Sea: Mendocino, CA

October 21, 2010 2 Comments There’s something wonderful about taking your kids to a non-tropical beach in autumn. You don’t have to worry about too much sun exposure because they’re already wearing a sweatshirt; you don’t have to bring the beach umbrella, the sun hats, the water toys. Instead, you can simply enjoy everything a beach has to offer BESIDES ...

 

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