Entries for July, 2011

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White Oaks, New Mexico: An Abandoned Wild West Town

White Oaks, New Mexico: An Abandoned Wild West Town

July 19, 2011 No Comments It is truly amazing how many times you can read a book or see a movie without retaining all of the details. Young Guns II, the 1990 sequel to Young Guns that highlights the further exploits of Billy the Kid, is one of my favorite films. I love the sequence in the brothel, when the ...

 

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Worst hotel near Disneyland – Abby’s Anaheimer Inn

Worst hotel near Disneyland – Abby’s Anaheimer Inn

July 19, 2011 No Comments Booked a room with Abby’s Anaheimer Inn for the 12th thru the 18th, we arrived at the hotel around midnight. We went into the room and were immediately disgusted. The box spring had giant rips and stains from who knows where… The mattresses were awful. You could feel All the springs. Talked to the front ...

 

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Smokey Bear Meets Billy the Kid? Carrizozo, Capitan, and Valley of Fires, New Mexico

Smokey Bear Meets Billy the Kid? Carrizozo, Capitan, and Valley of Fires, New Mexico

July 18, 2011 No Comments When Dad and I were in Roswell, New Mexico, we stopped by the official Visitor Center. A wonderful representative there helped us plan a new route–the Billy the Kid Scenic Byway, which runs through the Hondo Valley region and includes the town of Lincoln New Mexico, where Billy the Kid got his start as an ...

 

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Pecos, Texas: A Tiny Oasis in the Wilds of West Texas

Pecos, Texas: A Tiny Oasis in the Wilds of West Texas

July 17, 2011 No Comments Dad and I learned a very interesting lesson during our Western adventure this summer: Texas is a big state. Of course, we already knew the facts and figures, but maps simply do not do it justice. Even more importantly, we learned that West Texas is desolate. When we left San Antonio, headed for Carlsbad, New ...

 

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Definitely coming here again: Super 8 Motel East Lansing University Area

Definitely coming here again: Super 8 Motel East Lansing University Area

July 17, 2011 No Comments This Super 8 is in the most convenient location possible. it’s half a mile from MSU campus and it doesn’t have room service, but that’s fine because there are a ton of restaurants within walking distance, there’s even a few right across the street. The staff is really nice and the rooms are super clean ...

 

Travel with Kids – Essential Planning Tips

Travel with Kids – Essential Planning Tips

July 16, 2011 No Comments Traveling with children can be a challenge whether it is by airplane or car. A little planning can make the difference between a dream vacation and a travel disaster. Here are some tips to make it go more smoothly. Plan Ahead with a List Make a list and check it twice (or thrice). Jot down ...

 

LOVE LOVE LOVED Tennis Villa 15B

LOVE LOVE LOVED Tennis Villa 15B

July 12, 2011 No Comments Colony Reef Club St Augustine Beach Florida Review If you are looking for a great place to go on your next family vacation Tennis Villa 15B is the place to be… our family ranged in ages from 7-57 and we all had a wonderful time.  Disney is a short drive away, you have a pool ...

 

La Costa Resort and Spa – Carlsbad, California

La Costa Resort and Spa – Carlsbad, California

July 11, 2011 No Comments There is a place in Southern California that beckons with fresh ocean breezes, endless blue skies, and discreet elegance set within 400 acres of lush landscaping: La Costa Resort and Spa. Located in the picturesque beach town of Carlsbad, California, this resort captures Southern California’s charm and energy beautifully. I stayed here with my family ...

 

The Thing? Mystery of the Arizona Desert

The Thing? Mystery of the Arizona Desert

July 10, 2011 No Comments My love affair with travel began as a small child. Dad was in the Navy, so Mom and I frequently made the journey between Norfolk, Virginia and her parents’ home in Lakeland, Florida. When I was nine, Dad got a civilian job with the Department of Defense. Whenever we could, Mom and I accompanied him ...

 

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Native American Mystery: Three Rivers Petroglyphs, New Mexico

Native American Mystery: Three Rivers Petroglyphs, New Mexico

July 9, 2011 No Comments The Three Rivers Petroglyph Site is in the middle of nowhere, along Highway 54 between Carrizozo and Tularosa, New Mexico. Managed by the Bureau of Land Management, the site’s tiny budget does not leave room for a Visitor Center, gift shop or restaurant. But there are clean restrooms and a small ranger station staffed by ...

 

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