Orlando trip: Disney and Universal Islands of Adventure in December for Christmas

Last year we decided to take the kids to Orlando before they got too much older. We thought it would be fun to do the week prior to Christmas since we've been to Disney before, but we've only been there in the summer. We found a great deal on VRBO for a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom …

4th of July at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pa

This year for the 4th of July, we decided to go to Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pa. It is a short drive from the Pittsburgh area. It is in the mountainous area of the Laurel Highlands. The amount of activities are endless including: zip line, skiing, swimming, shooting, golf, spa services, mini-golf, fishing, etc. …

Book review: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

Normally I don't choose nonfiction; however, since we had a trip pending to Savannah, I wanted to learn a little more about the area before we went to Savannah. The novel is written by John Berendt who went to Savannah to interview the wealthy antique dealer, Jim Williams. In the midst of the interview, the …

"Frippin’ It"………..our first visit to Fripp Island, SC

"Frippin' It"..............our first visit to  Fripp Island, SC   After searching and searching for a beach we had not visited within 2 hours from Savannah, I finally found the beach that I thought would be our perfect choice for the summer of 2017-Fripp Island, SC.   History   Tripp Island is a 6.5 square mile barrier island …

Summer in Savannah!

Summer visit to Savannah In June, we headed to Savannah, Georgia for the YMCA National Gymnastics Championships for our daughter. There is another blog post detailing this awesome event.    We stayed at the Homewood Suites in the Savannah Historic District on River Street.  This hotel features a full breakfast every morning for free and …

YMCA National Championships 2017 Savannah

    2017 YMCA National Gymnastics Championships   On May 4th, our daughter was at gymnastics practice when she was doing a roundoff back handspring (which she's been doing for almost 2 years!) and she landed incorrectly and broke her right wrist.    We didn't know if she would be able to compete in the National Championship that she …

A weekend in Toronto

Toronto hockey tournament weekend We headed to Toronto, Ontario this weekend for our last spring tournament of the season.   Our first day we spent at the Canlan Ice Sports Scarborough rink. This was a great facility that had 4 rinks and a bar/restaurant above where you could sit and watch the games while eating and drinking …