Entries for July, 2011

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Southern Family Comfort in Savannah, Georgia

Southern Family Comfort in Savannah, Georgia

July 30, 2011 No Comments We love the South-east in the summer.  Not everyone does of course, it’s humid, it’s hot, and the beautiful beaches that offer a cooling breeze and comfortable water can be crowded. But those are small caveats to what we think is a wonderful season for exploring a region of the U.S. as different from our ...

 

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Catamaran to Catalina Island, California

Catamaran to Catalina Island, California

July 29, 2011 No Comments Just sixty minutes away by boat from Los Angeles proper, you’ll find an island getaway perfect for parents and kids. Even the boat ride, crossing twenty plus miles in a high speed catamaran smooth enough to prevent any seasickness from materializing, is a lot of fun. Our kids in fact might’ve enjoyed the crossing most ...

 

Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe: an Alpine Lake with a Caribbean Feel

Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe: an Alpine Lake with a Caribbean Feel

July 28, 2011 No Comments There is a place in the Sierra Nevada mountains with 55 acres of long sandy beaches, rocky coves and crystalline waters that shimmer in sparkling hues of turquoise, emerald and aquamarine: welcome to Sand Harbor in Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park. With an elevation of 6,230 feet above sea level, this fresh water paradise is ...

 

Horseback Riding in Tahoe National Forest: Alpine Meadows Stables

Horseback Riding in Tahoe National Forest: Alpine Meadows Stables

July 27, 2011 No Comments There is nothing like exploring the beautiful alpine surroundings of Tahoe National Forest on horseback. It takes one back to a time when people and nature lived in closer harmony. Alpine Meadows Stables captures this sublime experience perfectly. I went on a one-hour scenic guided tour with my family in July 2011. We felt immediately ...

 

Annapolis, Maryland – Naval Strolls and Fresh Crab

Annapolis, Maryland – Naval Strolls and Fresh Crab

July 26, 2011 No Comments Annapolis, Maryland is an out of the way destination well worth the drive from the more traveled destinations of Washington, D.C. or Baltimore. The capital of Maryland, the city has a relaxing, sea coast vibe, and plenty of history to explore in its colonial heritage. Three hundred and fifty years old, this easy to explore ...

 

I would not recommend this inn…

I would not recommend this inn…

July 26, 2011 No Comments I would not recommend staying at the Lake Union Cottage in Seattle, Washington.  I booked a reservation at the Lake Union Cottage for the month of May this year, and due to work had to cancel the reservation in keeping with Lake Union’s cancellation policy of 30 days prior.  I have contacted Kelly Coker, the ...

 

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River Walking in Portland, Oregon

River Walking in Portland, Oregon

July 25, 2011 No Comments Sometimes the simple pleasures are the ones you remember longest, as a family. Sometimes you only need a place to walk along together for awhile in order to savor the beauty of the environment around you and the moment in time when you are together. The climate in Portland, Oregon can be rainy, but even ...

 

Resort at Squaw Creek: Summer Sanctuary and Winter Wonderland

Resort at Squaw Creek: Summer Sanctuary and Winter Wonderland

July 24, 2011 No Comments The late afternoon summer sun illuminates Squaw Valley in golden emerald hues. Silence reigns as the day draws to a close, before the night awakens. I stare out through the floor-to-ceiling picture windows from my suite in the Resort at Squaw Creek in Squaw Valley, California, mesmerized by nature’s beauty. It is here where the ...

 

Living Desert: Exploring the Chihuahuan Desert in Carlsbad, New Mexico

Living Desert: Exploring the Chihuahuan Desert in Carlsbad, New Mexico

July 21, 2011 No Comments Carlsbad, New Mexico is perhaps best-known for the stunning Carlsbad Caverns, despite the fact that the caverns are actually 23 miles from Carlsbad, much closer to the tiny town of White’s City. Carlsbad proper is a small but vibrant arts community. Dad and I had the good fortune to visit during the 40th birthday celebration ...

 

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Buckhorn and Texas Ranger Museum: San Antonio Celebrates the Bizarre

Buckhorn and Texas Ranger Museum: San Antonio Celebrates the Bizarre

July 20, 2011 No Comments When Dad and I planned this summer’s road trip through the American Southwest, we created a loose itinerary based on major attractions. The Alamo is one the Old West’s most famous sites, so we planned a trip to San Antonio, Texas. When we got to San Antonio, we were happily surprised to discover a plethora ...

 

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