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About Me & My Family

I'm Gwyneth, mom of two girls, aged 15 and 11, who loves to travel in the Southeast US and beyond. I love to be on the go, whether visiting old favorites or discovering new places. I find that after each trip I have learned more about my children, traveling with my children, and traveling in general, and I hope our experiences will help others make the most of their travel adventures.
Our Family's Travel Personality
adventurous, curious, independent, spontaneous, easy_going
We Just Got Back From
Turkey and an epic trip "out west"
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
the beach, any beach
A Place We'd Love To Visit
Machu Picchu
Websites I Like:
http://gobbledygoon.com/

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106 Reviews


May 04 2011
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Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza | kids travel, kids activities
Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza
Minaret Rd.,
Mammoth Lakes,
California 93546
"Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza"
Outdoors among the pines and showcasing the best microbreweries in the country and top blues performers - This is Mammoth’s biggest event – 3 days of fun in the sun - the best party of the summer! The mammoth kids adventure center, open during both festivals, is the perfect way for youngster to enjoy the outdoors. With a rock climbing wall and ziplines the Center provides hours of fun.
 
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April 24 2011
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Lake Eden Arts Festival | kids travel, kids activities
Lake Eden Arts Festival
77 Lake Eden Road,
Black Mountain,
North Carolina 28711
"Great for Families!"
Our family has been to LEAF three times and is looking forward to heading back in a couple of weeks. Everyone is super friendly, the music is amazing, the food is great. The kids are free to roam and explore, and the activities are diverse enough to fit our family's interests from trapeze and zip-line to knitting and music.
 
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April 10 2011
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Indian Springs State Park | kids travel, kids activities
Indian Springs State Park
678 Lake Clark Road,
Flovilla,
Georgia 30216
"Slip and Slide"
Located just an hour south of the Atlanta "perimeter", this state park is great for a day trip or for a weekend camping or staying in a fully-equipped cottage.

Unlike High Falls, the lake in the park is accessible for swimming and has a little beach. Nothing fancy, but the girls had a great time swimming and playing in the sand. In addition, they loved playing in the shoals in the river. In addition to swimming, camping, cottages and, of course, a spring, the park offers mini-golf, a museum, a playground, a museum, nature trails and more.. The area is of historical significance due to the “Treaty of Indian Springs” via which the state of Georgia essentially stole land from the Creek Indians.

The girls loved heading to the sweet shops in the “village” of Indian Springs….ice cream, fudge, what’s not to love?

Nearby are High Falls State Park and Dauset Trails, too!
 
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March 26 2011
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J. Lorraine Ghost Town | kids travel, kids activities
J. Lorraine Ghost Town
14219 Littig Road,
Manor,
Texas 78653
"An hour of fun"
I don't know that we'd have ever visited this place, but today was the 10th anniversary of geocaching, and the local Austin club held part of their festivities here.

A ghost town -- not a real one -- but real enough to be used as a back drop for movie sets and weddings and other special events. And apparently open to the public on the weekends.

Chloe, age 8, had a blast entering the saloon, jail, barn and more. The maze was a highlight for all of us, aged 8-73. Fun, fun, fun. But even in March -- too hot! So go only when it is below 80 degrees out (for Austin that's what? Nov-Feb ??)

Great outing, fun for all. It even looks like they have a great set up for nighttime movies.... I'd love to go back for that!

The food "on tap" was fair type food. If you want to eat healthy, eat before coming.
 
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March 24 2011
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Panola Mountain State Park | kids travel, kids activities
Panola Mountain State Park
2600 Highway 155, SW,
Stockbridge,
Georgia 30281
"Great for Little Naturalists"
We arrived mid-morning, and the park was deserted for the most park. We could see that there are a number of large picnic areas and playground equipment as well as an exercise trail.

As the park was so empty, I had expected the nature center to be locked up tight; what a nice surprise to find it was open! The girls had a great time looking at all the exhibits. The ranger explained the open trails, we grabbed some brochures and headed out. The two trails we walked were 3/4 of a mile and 1 and 1/4 miles. Short and sweet. The brochures describing the trails turned out to not only be very informative but also necessary for us to navigate the trails.

One trail took us out to a part of the outcrop; the other took us through the woods and by a stream. Chloe, my little naturalist, was thrilled at spotting lizards, butterflies and even a very large deer running through the woods.

While Arabia Mountain is more accessible — people are free to hike on the granite outcrop — I think the girls got a lot more out of Panola Mountain because of the brochures and marked nature trails. A combination of the two parks is probably the best.

On the weekends, the park has many activities, including the ranger walks on the outcrop, tree-climbing classes and more. The girls and I look forwards to returning to explore the many other facets of the park.
 
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