Florida Bat Festival at Lubee Bat Conservancy

Last weekend I grabbed a friend, we loaded up the kids, and took a road trip to Gainesville to check out the 15th Annual Florida Bat Festival at the Lubee Bat Conservancy. I've been seeing ads for this bat festival for a few years and always wanted to go. I'm a fan of bats. They're … Continue reading Florida Bat Festival at Lubee Bat Conservancy

Welcoming Fall at Amazing Grace Family Farm Fall Festival

It may still be 90 degrees here in Florida, but that didn't stop us from enjoying the opening day of the Amazing Grace Fall Festival in Green Cove Springs, FL! With a crop maze, pumpkin patch, jump pad, corn crib and lots of farm animals and fun activities, it's a great way to celebrate the … Continue reading Welcoming Fall at Amazing Grace Family Farm Fall Festival

Legoland Beach Retreat Review – It’s Alright

Last weekend we went to LEGOLAND in Winter Haven, FL and decided to give their Beach Retreat bungalows a try. Usually we stay at a lower priced nearby hotel, but the themed hotels seemed like a lot of fun and I'd been wanting to check them out. I'm glad we got to go, and it … Continue reading Legoland Beach Retreat Review – It’s Alright

Urban Air is Worth a Trip Over the Ditch

I used to make fun of the whole "cross the ditch" phrase, but I get it now. Anything on the other side of the intracoastal feels like a million miles away when you live at the beach, so something has to be pretty good to make us drive over a bridge. Urban Air Adventure Park … Continue reading Urban Air is Worth a Trip Over the Ditch

A Different Sort of Yoga at SaltAer Circus Arts

As I was searching for an aerial yoga class near the beaches, I ran across SaltAer Circus Arts and was immediately intrigued. I grew up in Sarasota, home of Ringling Brothers, and the circus has always been close to my heart. My high school even had its own Big Top! So when I saw they offered … Continue reading A Different Sort of Yoga at SaltAer Circus Arts

A Visit to the Jack Daniel Distillery and Miss Mary Bobo’s, or Kids Don’t Care About Whiskey

I'm not a big fan of whiskey, but I am a fan of touring historical places and learning new things. So if I happen to visit a historical landmark where they also serve whiskey then I'm down with liking whiskey for the day. I was all ready to tour, learn and taste on a recent … Continue reading A Visit to the Jack Daniel Distillery and Miss Mary Bobo’s, or Kids Don’t Care About Whiskey

Our Legoland Florida Adventure at Four Years Old

We did a two day trip to Legoland in Winter Haven, FL recently and I thought I'd share some highlights and tips we learned along the way. It was our first time there and we were pleasantly surprised that the lines weren't hours long like at Disney and that they had a LOT of stuff … Continue reading Our Legoland Florida Adventure at Four Years Old

May the 4th Be With You, Free Comic Book Day and Main Library ComicCon

Saturday was a busy day as May the 4th combined with Free Comic Book Day and we headed downtown to the Jacksonville Public Main Library to celebrate. May the 4th is also known as Star Wars day, while the 5th is unofficially Revenge of the 5th. What started as a pun, "May the 4th be … Continue reading May the 4th Be With You, Free Comic Book Day and Main Library ComicCon

TPC, Yeah You Know Me – A Day at the Players Championship

We went to The Players Championship (TPC) on Friday and I couldn't resist a little Naughty by Nature reference! At least the 90s kids will get it... It's been years since I've gone and this year we got special passes from a friend who works for one of the sponsors. VIP baby! Woohoo! The pic … Continue reading TPC, Yeah You Know Me – A Day at the Players Championship

Free Fun for Kids: Story Time at the Library

If you are looking for free activities for kids, always check out your local library! We've been going to storytime at our library since my son was a baby. Every library in Jacksonville has activities for children and I'm betting libraries all over the US have similar programs. If you are local, you can check … Continue reading Free Fun for Kids: Story Time at the Library