Entries for October, 2010

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Autumn by the Sea: Point Reyes & Tomales Bay, CA

Autumn by the Sea: Point Reyes & Tomales Bay, CA

October 21, 2010 No Comments After we left Bodega Bay, stuffed with fresh crab and carrying kites with our luggage, we weren’t quite ready to return to urban life, even if that brought us to the wonderful cable cars and chocolate shops of San Francisco.    Instead we headed for Tomales Bay and the Point Reyes National Seashore just about ...

 

Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta

Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta

October 19, 2010 No Comments Located in downtown Atlanta Georgia, amidst luxury hotels, restaurants and towering offices is the city’s popular landmark and pride – Centennial Olympic Park. Conceived and built in 1996 to mark the Olympic Games that Atlanta hosted, the park serves as a weekend family hangout, concert venue, children’s haven, walker’s paradise and much more.  Location, location, location  ...

 

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Autumn by the Sea: Shelter Cove Bodega Bay, CA

Autumn by the Sea: Shelter Cove Bodega Bay, CA

October 19, 2010 2 Comments My family and I had a great autumn get away to the coastal towns of Central and Northern California, and traveling inland to the Avenue of the Giants, the mecca of redwood trees.  Garberville California is a roughly 4 hour drive north from San Franscisco on the 101 freeway. Shelter Cove is a short drive ...

 

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Farmer’s Market Delights

Farmer’s Market Delights

October 19, 2010 3 Comments It’s never too soon to introduce your children to a healthy diet. Which sounds boring. Which doesn’t have to be. One of the best ways to show your kids a good time and a good taste of fresh fruits, vegetables, organic cheeses and fun alternative snacks is by attending an old fashioned farmers market. No ...

 

Forks, Washington – more than Twilight

Forks, Washington – more than Twilight

October 19, 2010 No Comments Long before there was Twilight to make sleepy little Forks, Washington famous, this small town served as a jumping off spot to some beautiful wilderness areas in upper Washington State. We didn’t find any vampires in sight, but our kids loved the Hall of Mosses in the temperate rain forest just south of Forks, the ...

 

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Las Vegas: A Family Review of the Excalibur Hotel

Las Vegas: A Family Review of the Excalibur Hotel

October 17, 2010 1 Comment When it finally came time to leave on our trip to Austin, my husband and I decided to cut our travel time in half and spend the night in Las Vegas the day before our departing flight (see the article The Southwest Airlines Experience: Flying with Kids in Tow).  Since we were only spending one ...

 

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The Southwest Airlines Experience: Flying with Kids in Tow

The Southwest Airlines Experience: Flying with Kids in Tow

October 17, 2010 2 Comments I have to admit when I first learned that the only airline that flew direct from Las Vegas, NV to Austin, TX was Southwest, I was a bit concerned.  After all, in the past the airline’s reputation had been less than stellar.  The reviews from friends and family were mixed; some had literally sworn never ...

 

Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

October 17, 2010 1 Comment Every year in May and June, thousands of Star Wars fans descend on Walt Disney World Florida for a spectacular party as only Disney can throw. Begun in 1997 and held annually since 2003, Star Wars Weekends provides an immersive look at one of the most popular film franchises of all time. The morning begins with ...

 

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Train Travel With Kids

Train Travel With Kids

October 17, 2010 No Comments Throughout much of the world, train travel is an efficient and vital link in the public transportation system. In the United States, however, trains can seem slow and inefficient. Many city pairs are not easily connected by train, forcing would-be rail travelers to make ridiculous connections.  An example is the former Orlando to New Orleans ...

 

Anchorage, Alaska: Big City Meets Rugged Frontier

Anchorage, Alaska: Big City Meets Rugged Frontier

October 13, 2010 No Comments After two wonderful weeks in Seward, Alaska, it was time to move on. We had a fantastic time, but were ready to take on the big city. Of course, the term “big city” is relative in Alaska. Anchorage is, by far, Alaska’s largest metro area, holding nearly half of the state’s population. In a state ...

 

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