Geeking Out in Huntsville, AL

Last summer my son and I spent some time with family near Huntsville, AL. The pandemic has me missing our travels and I realized I'd never posted our tour of a few geeky Huntsville hotspots: Supper Heroes, Pints and Pixels and the US Space and Rocket Center. I was born in Huntsville, but moved to … Continue reading Geeking Out in Huntsville, AL

A Little Escape to Big Canoe, Georgia

We've been cooped up so much with this quarantine business that when a friend brought up a last-minute vacation to a cabin in Big Canoe, GA, we jumped at the chance to get away for a bit! It was great to escape to a few days of boating, fishing, hiking and just hanging out and … Continue reading A Little Escape to Big Canoe, Georgia

The Great Escape: My First Escape Room Experience

I've been wanting to try an escape room, but been a little hesitant because I was also a tiny bit worried it would trigger some anxiety episode. I'm happy to say not only did I survive without an anxiety attack, but I actually enjoyed my first escape room experience and want to do one again! … Continue reading The Great Escape: My First Escape Room Experience

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

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

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

Home to Sarasota for the Holidays

I did my home for the holidays thing early this year and headed down to Sarasota, FL for a few days of sunsets and white sand. We stayed at the Suntide Island Beach Club on Lido Beach. (A Christmas timeshare treat from my mom and her husband Bill.) It was a little dated, which I … Continue reading Home to Sarasota for the Holidays

Cruising with Kids Makes for an Awesome Family Vacation

If you are a mom who has gone on a family vacation, then you know "mom on vacation" is pretty much the same as "mom at home" just without any possible break (like school or babysitters) so you are in mom-mode the whole time. The puts a little bit of a damper on taking the … Continue reading Cruising with Kids Makes for an Awesome Family Vacation

Family Trip to Bryson City, NC with a Beer Stop, Gem Mining, Apple Picking, Sunflowers and a Pumpkin Patch

We had a great trip to the Smoky Mountains last week! We stopped at the Sierra Nevada Brewery on the way there, then went gem mining, visited a farm and pumpkin patch, saw a lot of pretty trees and mountains and went apple picking on the way home. First stop, theĀ Sierra Nevada Brewery! This place … Continue reading Family Trip to Bryson City, NC with a Beer Stop, Gem Mining, Apple Picking, Sunflowers and a Pumpkin Patch