Entries for November, 2011

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Twelve Holiday Family Treats in Los Angeles

Twelve Holiday Family Treats in Los Angeles

November 16, 2011 No Comments Yes, those twelve days and that Partridge in the Pear Tree are already being sung repeatedly over the audio system at the shopping mall. But we’re talking about holiday treats starting from Halloween through Thanksgiving to Christmas and Hanukkah, events that are different, engaging for kids of all ages, and reason enough to visit the ...

 

West Hollywood for Halloween Families

West Hollywood for Halloween Families

November 15, 2011 No Comments Going to the “West Hollywood Halloween Carnival” now in its 23rd anniversary year may not be the first Halloween activity you think of for small children, but if you live in, or are planning to visit the greater Los Angeles area, think again. First of all, it’s an event you’ll always remember, and perhaps one ...

 

Fort Sumner, New Mexico: Where Billy the Kid Was Killed?

Fort Sumner, New Mexico: Where Billy the Kid Was Killed?

November 14, 2011 No Comments It all started in Roswell, New Mexico. After visiting the Roswell UFO Museum, Dad and I stopped at the Chamber of Commerce to find out what else might be going on in town. We happened to meet a wonderful employee who was happy to help us plan out the rest of our stay in New ...

 

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Old Bisbee Ghost Tour: Chasing the Spirits of the Wild West

Old Bisbee Ghost Tour: Chasing the Spirits of the Wild West

November 13, 2011 No Comments Dad and I love ghost tours. It might have something to do with having lived in New Orleans, where it is said that the veil between this world and the next is a bit thinner than it is in most places. Or maybe it’s just an extension of our love for Halloween. Regardless of the ...

 

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Lots of Rocks: Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

Lots of Rocks: Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

November 12, 2011 No Comments When Dad and I headed to the American Southwest this summer, we had very different ideas on what we would see. My vision of the West was filled with the organ pipe cactus, an imposing species that can grow more than 20 feet tall. Dad is a huge fan of old Westerns, particularly Bat Masterson ...

 

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Springs Preserve: Las Vegas History and Science for the Entire Family

Springs Preserve: Las Vegas History and Science for the Entire Family

November 11, 2011 No Comments Las Vegas, Nevada is world famous for its casinos, nightclubs and other adult-focused entertainment. What is less well known is the sheer number of family attractions that the city offers. Dad and I both love history and science, so when we heard about Springs Preserve, we knew we had to visit. About Springs Preserve Opened ...

 

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Red Rock Canyon: A Desert Retreat Near Las Vegas

Red Rock Canyon: A Desert Retreat Near Las Vegas

November 10, 2011 No Comments I have always thought of myself as a city girl. New Orleans, Anchorage, New York City and Washington, DC rank at the top of my all-time favorites list. Yet when Dad and I headed to the American Southwest this summer, I discovered a new passion for wide-open spaces and tiny rural communities. Still, when we ...

 

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Meet Us in St. Louis, Missouri

Meet Us in St. Louis, Missouri

November 7, 2011 No Comments “It looks like a rainbow that froze.”  That was my daughter’s take on the Gateway Arch, otherwise known as the Gateway to the West, which stands as the centerpiece of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis, Missouri. The Saint Louis Arch The arch is undoubtedly impressive, and its graceful form is the symbol ...

 

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Quebec – a French Canadian holiday

Quebec – a French Canadian holiday

November 5, 2011 No Comments Longing to take a trip to Paris, but not quite up to the air fare? Or simply wondering what it’s like not across the pond, but north of the U.S. border? Quebec, Canada will fill the bill and is a wonderful place to spend the upcoming holiday season. Yes, it will be chilly. But you ...

 

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More Fabulous Philadelphia – Off the Beaten Track for Families

More Fabulous Philadelphia – Off the Beaten Track for Families

November 4, 2011 No Comments There are undeniable differences between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the city of New York. Some travelers may prefer the vast cosmopolitan choices New York City offers, but Philadelphia’s relatively compact size and concentrated historic districts make it an ideal destination for history loving families and parents seeking sights kids will enjoy seeing. One comment I must make ...

 

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