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About Me & My Family

There are 4 of us and a dog. I'm out numbered because I'm the only girl.
Our Family's Travel Personality
curious, relaxed, simple, independent, energetic, spontaneous, easy_going, artsy, social_butterfly
We Just Got Back From
Barrier Island Sanctuary, Melbourne Beach, FL
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
South Seas Island Resort - Captiva, FL
A Place We'd Love To Visit
New York
Favorite Vacation Memory
Visiting Williamsburg and walking down the street while the drums were playing in the background.
Worst Travel Moment With My Kids:
Flying in a plane with my oldest on our way to Tennessee. He was screaming (he was like 2 at the time) and everyone was giving me the evil eye.
Websites I Like:
priceline.com jennventures.com

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June 26 2014
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Lichgate | kids travel, kids activities
Lichgate
1401 High Rd.,
Tallahassee,
Florida 32304
"Magical Little House"
During our visit to Tallahassee the boys and I were looking for something to do before the museums opened when we came across Lichgate House on High Road. It is a fantastic place for you to relax while the kids run around and explore.

The first thing my boys, ages 8, 8 and 6, noticed when they ran to find the house was the HUGE oak tree in the front lawn. They loved it!! They stared at it, ran around it and just played by it for a while. Well, until they saw the Litchgate house.

The English Tudor Cottage designed by Dr. Laura Pauline Jepsen is simply beautiful, and a little boys dream house. Especially if they love the Hobbit. When they saw the home they asked if it was built for the Hobbit. They loved it and totally transformed into their favorite Hobbit characters as we explored the grounds. The house wasn't opened when we visited but that was okay because there were so many neat little gardens and crevices to explore outside. We played in the garden labyrinth, we walked down the garden paths and found little fairy houses and villages hiding in the most unique places. It was such a fun little detour for us.

We highly recommend that you visit the Lichgate House during your travels to or through Tallahassee, FL.
 
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June 26 2014
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Museum of Florida History | kids travel, kids activities
Museum of Florida History
500 South Bronough Street,
Tallahassee,
Florida
"Take a Step Back In Time"
We were passing through Tallahassee and decided to stop at the Museum of Florida History and I am so glad we did. My boys, ages 8, 8 and 6, had a blast.
There were several exhibits for us to explore but the kids liked grandma's attic and the steam boat exhibits the best.

Grandma's attic was hidden upstairs and contained several toys from many years back for the boys to play with. Some of the items were fragile so they had to be careful but they really enjoyed playing with toys that grandma and grandpa may have played with when they were young.

The steam boat exhibit was awesome. My boys were able to walk up stairs, touch, feel and just explore a replica of a steam boat that would have been used in the 1800's .

I liked that they allow kids to look AND touch a lot of the exhibits at this museum. Oh, and that admission was FREE! It was amazing! We were only able to explore for a short amount of time so I definitely would like to go back when we can. Florida has a rich history and this is a great place to experience it!
 
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June 26 2014
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Cascades Park | kids travel, kids activities
Cascades Park
1001 S. Gadsden St,
Tallahassee,
Florida 32301
"Fantastic Place to Play!"
This was such a great park for my boys, ages 8, 8 and 6, to blow off some of their energy. It is beautiful and there is so much space that allows you to relax while the kids just run and run!

The park is home to walking trails, an amphitheater, interactive water fountain, children's play area, several ponds and monuments.

The interactive water fountain, which is called the Imagination Fountain, is open for play from 8:30 am to 8:00 pm. So make sure you pack the bathing suites for the kids so they can have fun in the water. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8, 8:30 and 9 pm you and your family can enjoy an evening light show at the fountain. We made it to the 8 pm showing and the boys just loved it!

The Discovery Park area is a lot of fun for the kids. It is geared for the younger ones so while the young ones climb around the older ones can just run on the green grass or on one of the many jogging trails located throughout the park.

You should definitely make time to visit this park during your stay at Tallahassee, Florida.
 
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June 26 2014
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Midtown Caboose | kids travel, kids activities
Midtown Caboose
1406 N. Meridian Road,
Tallahassee,
Florida 32303
"Fun Eats!"
After a day of traveling we were ready to put some yummy food into our bellies and the Midtown Caboose in Tallahassee, Florida hit the spot.

We arrived on a Saturday evening and the place was packed. Which is a good sign right? We decided to eat on the patio instead of wait for an indoor table. The patio had a fun vibe. I would say that the patio on a Saturday night is more for the drinking crowd and not for young families but still, we had fun.

The food was delicious. I ordered The American Wrap with Sweet Potato fries. It was so good. I loved the fried pickles inside of my wrap. This was a fun new experience for me. The boys ordered from the children's menu. They ordered burgers and chicken fingers and enjoyed everything!
The Midtown Caboose menu is just fun! I would love to go back and try the S'more Than Words Burger or The Legend of WeeWa Ike burger. Their menu is online so look it up. I'm sure you will find a few things that interest you.

Enjoy!


Notes:
The inside dining area was small so I don't think a stroller would fit well inside.
The later we stayed outside the more it became an adult type atmosphere.
Patrons began smoking their cigarettes as we were finishing our meal.
You can park in the back of the restaurant.
 
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June 26 2014
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Four Points by Sheraton Tallahassee Downtown | kids travel, kids activities
Four Points by Sheraton Tallahassee Downtown
316 W Tennessee St,
Tallahassee, Florida
"Perfect Location"
The Four Points Sheraton in Downtown Tallahassee, FL is the perfect place to stay during your visit to Florida's state capital. The location is conveniently located to everything and the staff is extremely friendly and helpful.

Check-In
Checking into the hotel was easy and fast. There were two benches near the check-in desk where my boys, ages 8, 8 and 6, could sit while I acquired our keys and such. The front desk staff was very easy to talk to, they were extremely friendly and wanted to make sure that all of my questions were answered and that we were comfortable with our stay.

The Lobby
The Lobby is nice and modern. The Juicy Blue is the hotel restaurant where you can order anything you need from sun-up to sun-down.

The Rooms
We enjoyed two connecting rooms. The rooms were beautiful with a great view of the city. My boys enjoyed having their "own" room. They really got a kick out of that! The beds were very comfortable and the rooms were very quiet, I went right to sleep and didn't wake until morning.

I must mention that because we had adjoining rooms we completely locked ourselves out of one of the rooms. The lock bar on the main door for both rooms were in place and everything. So, if you choose to get adjoining rooms at this or any hotel make sure you setup backup measure to keep yourself from getting locked out. The staff did have a tool that allowed them to "break" into the room. Thank heavens! They were super patient with us as they were working on "breaking-In" . I can't say enough good things about the staff at Four Points by Sheraton in Downtown Tallahassee.

Disclosure: This review is my own and based on a complimentary stay at Four Points by Sheraton Tallahassee Downtown. Visit Tallahassee nor the hotel required that I express a particular point of view.
 
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