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October 31 2014
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Violetwhite_word
"Nice Pumpkin Patch"

We went to Flamingo Road Nursery for the first time during Halloween/Pumpkin Patch season.  It was a nice size and not too crowded.  They have a cute store that sells fruits, veggies and speciality foods (everything looked great but it was pretty tight in the store and the lines were long so I quickly walked in and out).  There are tons of great places to take nice pictures and lots of landscaping ideas.  We did the hayride which was very unimpressive and expensive (all bodies count so even my 18 month old had to pay).  There are not too many BIG pumpkin patches in South Florida (Bedner's in Boynton is the other HUGE one and personally I like it much more) so it's a nice treat.

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Flamingo Road Nursey
1655 S. Flamingo Road,
Fort Lauderdale,
Florida 33325
October 31 2014
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Violetwhite_word
"Couldn't have been better"

We stayed at Gaylord Palms for my sons 4th birthday.  I wanted a special hotel with all the bells and whistles.  We arrived after a full day at Aquatica.  I left my CC in the pool bag and I had to chase down the bellhop before our bags were sent to the room.  He was so sweet and literally held and played with my 18 month old while I tried to find the CC.  When I checked in, the desk attendant asked why we were visiting, I mentioned the 4th birthday.  She asked if she could send up cookies and milk and also mentioned they were upgrading us to an atrium view.  I jokingly asked if we could be upgraded to a 1 bedroom so my husband and I could have some alone time.  Unfortunately that could not happen but when we arrived to our room there was milk and cookies along with a bottle of Champaign and a very nice handwritten note saying, "mommy and daddy should have some fun too".  The room was very nice and we were treated wonderfully the entire visit.  I know people complain about the resort fee and the parking fee and it IS pricey and annoying but if you are going to Disney and use the hotel shuttle it basically pays for half as Disney parking is $17.00.  Also, there is so much to do at the hotel the resort fee is understandable.  Overall we had a great time and would love to go back again soon!!

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Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
6000 West Osceola Parkway,
Kissimmee, Florida
October 30 2014
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Violetwhite_word
"Nice, homey cafe experience"

Nancy's Village Cafe is small, unassuming, and unpretentious. Yet that doesn't stop it from being a nice little place to grab breakfast or lunch.

I visited here while walking about Peddler's Village (which is a lovely thing to do if you have not ever gone). I was by myself, and not in the mood for a bigger deal of a lunch like you'd get at Buttonwood Grille, and I wanted more than a snack like those that are available at a few of the places in the village, so I settled on this place. When you walk in, it's really quaint, and I felt kind of like I was dining back  in time. There was one waitress for the whole place, but the service was timely and pleasant. Each day there are specials printed on the chalkboard outside, and then there are the staple items available on the menu.

I found the food to be very good (I got a ham & swiss on pumpernickel bread), and it arrived in a timely manner. It comes with chips and a pickle, so that was nice. The prices here were good, and I was quite happy with my meal. The desserts did look delicious, but I did not indulge. Maybe next time...

I liked this cafe for its convenience while in Peddler's Village, the cost was reasonable, it was a pretty quick dining experience, and the place has tons of windows, so it didn't feel like you were cooped up the whole time inside and missing everything. Kids can dine here, as the food is kid-friendly (i didn't see a specific kids menu, but the food choices were ones my kids would eat). There's no room for strollers, but plenty of room outside to park them. The staff was friendly to youngsters as well. I would recommend eating here if you're in Peddler's Village.

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Nancy's Village Café
Route 202 & Street Rd.,
Lahaska,
Pennsylvania
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October 29 2014
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Violetwhite_word
"Star struck"

Movie buffs don’t have to travel to Hollywood anymore to experience a star-studded tour.  The film industry has been booming in Peachtree City over the last several years and the Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau offers families the chance to see some main stream television and movie film locations on the The Southern Hollywood Film Tour.

TOUR DETAILS:
We are a family who loves movies and television…maybe a little too much.  We have an extensive movie collection and rent movies from Redbox just about every week. So a film tour in our home state was right up our family’s alley.

Tours leave from the Peachtree City Convention & Visitors Bureau and may be scheduled Monday through Friday from 9 am -  5 pm and on Saturdays at 2 pm. The 2 hour tour is family-friendly and great for both adults and children; however children ages 12 and over would benefit more from the experience.  Tour prices are $22.50 for Adults, $20 for students/seniors and $15 for children ages 4-12. Group rates are available!

Movie enthusiasts are driven around to a multiple film and television locations by a knowledgeable tour guide. Our guide was John  Hartnett. John was absolutely amazing and answered all of our questions. He gave us the inside scoop on films past, present and future. And he tailored the tour to meet our family’s interests.  There were several opportunities where we were able to get out of the van to stroll around and take photos.

The large air-conditioned van offered plenty of comfortable, roomy seating.  The windows were large and clean so even when we weren’t able to get out of the van we were still able to get fantastic photos. There were several points during the tour where our guide played short video clips on a small monitor, depending on where you are sitting this can be hard to view due to glaring.

TOUR LOCATIONS:
The tour starts in the visitors bureau where you will have the opportunity to get some photos with cardboard cutouts of your favorite “Walking Dead”  stars. You can even sit in the golf cart from the movie “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.”  Afterwards you will head to the amphitheater where scenes from “Joyful Noise," starring Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton were filmed.

Next you will board the tour van and head to various sites where hit television shows and high budget movies were filmed. Some of these include:

-Drop Dead Diva
-Sweet Home Alabama
-The Walking Dead
-Fried Green Tomatoes
-Footloose
-The Fighting Temptations
-Gordy
-The War
-Driving Miss Daisy
-and more….

SENOIA LAYOVER:
The beautiful, historic town of Senoia is known worldwide for its television and cinematic successes. More than two dozen television shows and movies have been filmed in Senoia and they even have their own Walk of Fame.  

The tour has a layover in Senoia for a about 30-45 minutes giving you plenty of time to walk the streets of the town of Woodbury (as it’s known in The Walking Dead), snap photos, visit the Official Walking Dead store and museum or grab a snack or souvenir from one of the many quaint shops.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:
Make sure you take your good camera, because there are lots of great photo ops. I also suggest taking along some beverages, snacks and activities to keep younger children busy.  Don’t be afraid to ask questions and tell your tour guide what movie and film interests you have.

WRAP UP:
Enjoy the picturesque views and experience the lavish lifestyle of a Hollywood film star on The Southern Hollywood Film Tour. The tour offers something for everyone and is guaranteed to be a memorable experience.

Disclosure: “This review is based on a complimentary Southern Hollywood Film tour.  I received no other compensation and these opinions are entirely my own.”

About:
The Southern Hollywood Film Tour
201 McIntosh Trail,
Peachtree City,
Georgia 30269
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October 29 2014
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Violetwhite_word
"Take to the skies"

Take off and hit the skies with the most popular festival in Georgia and one of the most highly regarded aviation events in the nation. This was our family’s first ever air show and we were all really excited.  

THE SHOW:
Every Fall in Peachtree City planes, helicopters and hang gliders take to the air to perform amazing stunts for spectators.  This event offers something for everyone and is the perfect way for families to spend a weekend together.  

Spectators can catch shows Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and a special show Saturday evening from 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Shows include top-tier fliers like the AeroShell Aerobatic Team, Twin Tiger Air Shows, Vertigo Airshows, B-25 Killer Bee, Prop and Rotor Aviation Otto and more.

Our family viewed the Saturday night show from the comfort of the VIP Top Gun Chalet.  During the night show there were 6 performers, one of which was a jet powered schoolbus by the Indy Boys.  Each performance was very patriotic in nature and included fireworks, smoke, sparks or fireballs. My 7 and 8 year olds eyes were glued to the sky as they watched planes, a helicopter and even a hang glider zoom, flip and light up the night sky above them. Each performance was introduced by an announcer who also included back stories on the planes, pilots and teams. The performances were amazing and there were several times I found myself in tears, mostly because of the patriotic nature. After the last performance there was an amazing ½ hr state of the art firework display. It was one of the best firework displays I have ever seen!

VIP TICKETS:
There are numerous general seating areas and  VIP seating areas. And spectators may bring their own  blankets and lawn chairs. All seating areas are located along the runway so there are really no bad views. However if you are looking for shade and guaranteed unobstructed views, VIP seating is the way to go. The Top Gun Chalet offers viewers direct flight line seating, tables and chairs with tent coverage, a full buffet meal if attending Saturday or Sunday and Hors d’oeuvre’s and dessert for night show ticket holders. All drinks, including beer and wine (limit 2 per person on alcoholic drinks) are complimentary and snacks and desserts are served throughout the day. The Chalet Village also has their own private restrooms and exclusive entertainment options.

VIP admission is $35-$150 per person and general admission is $15-$75 per person. The best value is the family 4 pack for $75.00 (1 event only).

OTHER ACTIVITIES:
In addition to the amazing sky shows there are also a variety of activities for families on the ground.

Children will have a blast in the Kid Zone where they can hop on aviation-themed inflatables, burn energy on the many bouncy houses, summit the rock-climbing wall and bounce away on the spider bungee jump. They can even get their face painted.  

The Interactive Zone will appeal to every adult’s inner child. There is an adult rock climbing wall, mechanical bull, zip line, monster truck rides, archery tag, and tethered hot air balloon rides.

And adrenaline junkies will love the Adrenaline Zone where they can try out simulated skydiving in the wind tunnel. And even take a simulated ride in a Vietnam era helicopter or WWII War Bird.

If you are not feeling competitive or adventurous then you can just take a stroll to view the many static plane displays scattered throughout the grounds. Or just sit back, relax and enjoy the live music.  There are numerous seating areas, a food court, atms and vendors located throughout the grounds as well.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:
Because this is an outdoor event it is weather permitting. Coolers, food and beverages are not allowed, but there are several food and beverage options on the grounds. The event is stroller friendly. There is ample parking located in various businesses around the air field and buses will transport you to and from the parking lots.

WRAP UP:
This air show is a can’t miss family event. It is perfect for the entire family and offers something for everyone. It is easy to see how it was named a Top 20 event by the Southeastern Tourism Association.

Disclosure: “This review is based on a complimentary visit to The Great Georgia Airshow  I received no other compensation and these opinions are entirely my own.”

About:
The Great Georgia Airshow
7 Falcon Drive,
Peachtree City,
Georgia