Ripley’s has always been known as a fun, crazy, silly, must see attraction all over the world! Well, they’re offering a special right now and I’m so pleased and honored to share that Ripley’s is making this FREE offer for educators open to home school parents too! Way to go Ripley’s. Ok, so here’s the information you’ll need for your free ticket to local fun: [Read more…]
With Halloween just around the corner I thought you’d be excited to hear about this new Halloween experience. It’s called The Glow Jack O Lantern Experience and it’s taking place at Lake Fairfax Park this October 2017. The Glow is set to open October 6th and run weekends thru the month of October and feature over 5,000 HAND CARVED pumpkins! The Glow won’t just be your everyday pumpkins carved for the season… it’s going to be an experience with finding your favorite (or least favorite) politicians face on a pumpkin, some pre-historic dinosaurs standing taller than you stand, and some fun super heroes and princesses all created from PUMPKINS! For tickets go here (suggested purchasing in advance) and for more info including days, times, etc go here.
Have you heard the news about the fun Farm to Wok Sweepstakes for food lovers by P.F. Chang’s? [Read more…]
Our last day of vacation found us well rested after a relaxing night in the owner’s suite at the Colonial Inn. It was two floors overlooking the pool with a full kitchen. Absolutely lovely! Time to start our day and finalize this trip of fun memories!We ventured out to breakfast at the Jolly Roger Restaurant, home to the “most famous breakfast on the beach!” [Read more…]
After having a fantastic few days in Cape Hatteras, it was time for my family to head north and visit the Kitty Hawk/Nags Head area. Dare County offers more than 100 miles of shoreline and we wanted to see as much as we could! Hatteras is more secluded and this area is more populated with tourists so we wanted to experience them both. The weather was gorgeous, the sea called our name, activities to do were around every corner and the sights to see were too many to see on one trip, but we were determined to squeeze in as much as we could! [Read more…]
Outer Banks Travel, Visit Outer Banks Day #2 – Rise and shine it was time to head out the door for our next adventure! We had hoped day #2 in Dare County would bring just as many smiles as day #1 at the beach & watching the fishermen bring in their catch. It doesn’t seem hard to find fun here on these barrier islands and day #2 was just as filled with smiles and excitement. [Read more…]
Outer Banks Travel, Visit Outer Banks Day #1 in Dare County, North Carolina: A Sun and Surf Vacation Destination. Are you trying to find that perfect vacation spot to please all the members of your family this summer? Impossible you say? How can everyone be happy when one likes to bike ride, another likes to immerse themselves in history and yet another just wants to hang out and on the beach? And you? If you are like me you just want a few hours in a nice quiet spot with a good book. Well recently my family visited the Outer Banks in Dare County North Carolina for a little bit of adventure, sun and sand. This diverse vacation destination really did have something for everyone! Beaches as far as the eye can see, a theater under the stars, historical sites, biking, surfing, horseback riding. There’s something for everyone here in OBX. Follow along as I share our adventures with my family of 4. I’ll let you know about the best spots for families with a diverse age group (my daughter is 8 & my son is 14) and where the entire family can have some FUN! [Read more…]
Pies & Pints Pizzeria, visit West Virginia – On the 2nd day of our River Expeditions adventurous family trip my family of four got hungry and the resort suggested the local hangout Pies and Pints. So, we went with that old saying about if you want good food, to go where the locals go…. And where the locals go in Fayetteville, West Virginia is Pies & Pints Pizzeria.
Hard Rock Climbing Adventure, Visit West Virginia – During our stay at River Expeditions in West Virginia, we were fortunate enough to experience rock climbing and rappelling in the New River Gorge area…. .Talk about living on the edge and having FUN! Let me tell you about our exciting family adventure! [Read more…]
Cathedral Café of Fayetteville West Virginia – Visit West Virginia – Since we had such good luck following the locals’ advice on where to eat, our family decided to try another favorite with the people in Fayetteville, West Virginia. The Cathedral Café is directly across from the Hard Rock Climbing Adventure so between coming highly recommended by River Expeditions, and the great location, it was a no-brainer to give this café a try. It is a former church that has been converted to a relaxed setting for coffee and unique American food that will have you begging for more! [Read more…]