Entries for March, 2011

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Mobile Carnival Museum Alabama: Where Mardi Gras Was Born

Mobile Carnival Museum Alabama: Where Mardi Gras Was Born

March 4, 2011 1 Comment New Orleans, Louisiana has become synonymous with Mardi Gras. People from around the world make the annual pilgrimage for beads, parades, musical performances and king cake. But Mardi Gras actually got its New World start 150 miles down the road in Mobile, Alabama. As long-time New Orleans residents, Dad and I were eager to find ...

 

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USS Alabama: World War II Hero Turned Museum Battleship

USS Alabama: World War II Hero Turned Museum Battleship

March 4, 2011 No Comments The USS Alabama, a World War II battleship docked in Mobile, Alabama, has been on my bucket list for some time now. Dad saw it several years ago with my then-husband, but as the day was snowy and icy, my mom and I elected not to go. When Dad and I found ourselves in Mobile ...

 

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National Naval Aviation Museum: Aircraft Through the Ages

National Naval Aviation Museum: Aircraft Through the Ages

March 3, 2011 1 Comment Located at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida, the National Naval Aviation Museum is impressive in every way. Packed to overflowing with military aircraft from the early years through today, the museum offers two floors of displays in the main building, a second hanger out back and a trolley tour of the flight line. ...

 

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Fort Barrancas: First Shots Fired in the Civil War

Fort Barrancas: First Shots Fired in the Civil War

March 3, 2011 No Comments Located high on a bluff on the grounds of the modern-day Pensacola Naval Air Station, Fort Barrancas was one of three forts built to protect Pensacola’s deep water port in the early 1840s. The site has been home to forts of three nations–Spain, England and the United States. Dad and I decided to visit during ...

 

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San Mateo Coast Road Trip: Santa Cruz to San Francisco

San Mateo Coast Road Trip: Santa Cruz to San Francisco

March 1, 2011 No Comments Who’s ready for a road trip? And I don’t mean the kind that strands you on the freeway for miles of unremitting highway and fast food potty breaks. I’m talking about the kind that camera toting adults savor, and little kids will enjoy seeing and stopping at attractions along the way. Santa Cruz is always ...

 

Kauai By Helicopter – A Great Family Tour

Kauai By Helicopter – A Great Family Tour

March 1, 2011 No Comments   Our entire family loved the view from this Kauai helicopter ride. Helicopters and toddlers…hmm. You’re probably thinking this might not be the best way to explore a Hawaiian island destination. And yet, taking the Ultimate Kauai Adventure Tour was perfect for everyone in our party – from adults to kids ranging in age from ...

 

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Beyond the resort hotels: Paia, Maui

Beyond the resort hotels: Paia, Maui

March 1, 2011 No Comments The Hawaiian island of Maui has many beautiful resort communities, plush hotels with elegant pools and luxurious hotel suites. For some families, the inclusive resort experience is so intoxicating and so much fun that you never want to leave your hotel. We’ve been there and done that, too. Maui has so much to offer besides ...

 

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