Entries for September, 2011

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Raleigh, North Carolina: A Remedy for the Road

Raleigh, North Carolina: A Remedy for the Road

September 30, 2011 No Comments My family and I were at the mid-way point on a vacation slash music tour for my singer songwriter daughter (www.nicolelexidavis.com). We’d traveled through the northeast from city to city via train, rented a car outside of Washington, D.C., and began the road trip portion of our tour heading south. We were heading for Raleigh, ...

 

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Philadelphia: Fast and Fun Attractions for the Family

Philadelphia: Fast and Fun Attractions for the Family

September 29, 2011 No Comments Philly was a fast stop for my family and me on our recent trip to the East Coast. But we packed a great deal of fun into a short stay, and included some locations beyond the standard ones that you may not consider as a part of your vacation – but you should. Small children and ...

 

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Philadelphia – Ben Franklin’s Town

Philadelphia – Ben Franklin’s Town

September 28, 2011 No Comments You might think Frank Sinatra – and his Big Apple song – when you think of New York. You might think of the current President, or George Washington, perhaps in Washington, D.C. In Boston, it’s pretty much Paul Revere that comes to mind, historically speaking. But Ben Franklin is the go-to-guy for Philadelphia. You’ll find ...

 

Fort Bayard, New Mexico: Urban Exploration

Fort Bayard, New Mexico: Urban Exploration

September 27, 2011 No Comments I just love the idea of urban exploration–wandering through abandoned attractions or historic sites with a camera, capturing the eerie silence where once there was life and laughter. I can spend hours surfing the Internet for photos taken by intrepid explorers who sneak into spots that are off-limits. But I don’t welcome the idea of ...

 

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Get Your Kicks on Route 66

Get Your Kicks on Route 66

September 26, 2011 No Comments Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong era. Although you would never know it to look at me, I would have been a great child of the 1950s. I love poodle skirts and saddle shoes, malt shops and car hops, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley. But nothing retro makes me happier than ...

 

Las Vegas on a Budget

Las Vegas on a Budget

September 25, 2011 No Comments I’ve always wanted to see Las Vegas. Like many people, however, my preconceived notions were based on media hype. I imagined a city full of beautiful people, many of them celebrities, negotiating their Porsches and Jaguars down the Strip before entering a glamorous casino to win or lose thousands of dollars on a single hand ...

 

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Wonderfully Cheering Ocean Shores Inn And Suites Washington

Wonderfully Cheering Ocean Shores Inn And Suites Washington

September 25, 2011 No Comments This is a wonderful place to bring the family, especially the really little ones. My son is only 2 yrs old and he loved every minute!!!  Both pools indoor and outside are heated and clean!  Also not tons of cholorine!!!

 

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Family Friendly Stay at the Kimpton Helix in Washington, D.C.

Family Friendly Stay at the Kimpton Helix in Washington, D.C.

September 24, 2011 No Comments On a recent trip to Washington, D.C. built around my daughter’s first east coast music tour, we managed to fit in a great deal of sightseeing along with her performances, enjoy some wonderful food, and experience an exceptionally family friendly AND environmentally friendly stay at the Kimpton Helix. We loved the Helix, and the staff’s ...

 

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See Real Bodies on Display at Bodies: The Exhibition

See Real Bodies on Display at Bodies: The Exhibition

September 23, 2011 No Comments When I was a kid, I wanted to become a surgeon. I was fascinated by the human body, and wanted to understand how it all worked. Meanwhile, Dad’s childhood goal was research science. He wanted to someday explain the inner workings of the body on a molecular level. So it was only natural that we ...

 

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Touring Washington, D.C. by Day and Night with the Family

Touring Washington, D.C. by Day and Night with the Family

September 22, 2011 No Comments This is primer on how to take little kids, adults, big kids, and even a touring musician on a sightseeing spree in the Nation’s Capitol without utter exhaustion and crankiness. My daughter was spending two evenings of her massive east coast music tour in this city, and the rest of the family was coping well ...

 

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