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About Me & My Family

We are a family of 5. We love to travel and to see new things. We look for a educational experience in everything we do and my we do a lot. Our kids are so used to being on the go that they have tremendous stamina. We try to plan 2 large trips every year and supplement them with weekend get-aways, staycations and a day jaunt now and again. Our kids are always wondering what the next spot will be.
Our Family's Travel Personality
adventurous, energetic
We Just Got Back From
USVI ST. John
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
Rhode Island beaches
A Place We'd Love To Visit
Africa
Favorite Vacation Memory
Watching the kids lug their car seats through the airport on their first plane ride.
Worst Travel Moment With My Kids:
Two of my kids got lost at a campground in Yellowstone. My 9 year old son took his 6 year old sister on a walk to the restroom 4 sites down and couldn't find their way back. We ended up reporting them missing at the camp check in and then the search began. I was afraid of them being abducted, but also of the Grizzlies which were out in full force that summer due to the late melt. It was the worst 45 minutes of our lives. A fellow camper overheard my husband relay the story to the camp personnel and she recognized them as she returned to her site 7 loops away from ours. The ranger was called and returned them safely to us. The employees were great and it was a happy ending to a potential disaster.
Websites I Like:
hotwire, tripadvisor, Trekaroo

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235 Reviews


October 09 2013
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Providence Waterfire
1 Providence Place,
Providence,
Rhode Island
"Beautiful Evening"
Providence puts on a show with waterfire on select evenings summer through fall in the downtown area. This is a great way to see the refurbished town of Providence, check out some stores and eateries, or just spend some time viewing the waterfire spectacle with a snack. If you book in advance (we never have) you can go on a gondola ride in the water. This is a nice family night out.
 
 
October 09 2013
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Kancamagus Scenic Byway
route 112,
Lincoln,
New Hampshire 03251
"Foliage Drive"
If your family is one for a Sunday drive, than the Kancamagus Highway is for you. The drive is rather long so I sugeest you pack enough snacks and have enough gas (there are no gas stops) for the length. The foliage views of the white moutnains are incredible. There are several turnoffs along the way and of course many hikes if you are up for it. This is by no means a short cut even if it looks like one on the map. The roads are curvy and the the altitude can be high. The best way to enjoy is to get out of the car and stretch every so often and take some fabulous shots!
 
 
October 09 2013
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Pumpkintown | kids travel, kids activities
Pumpkintown
93 East High Street• East Hampton, Connecticut ,
East Hampton,
Connecticut 06424
"Pumpkin People"
Pumpkin town is run by the Pumpkin People. This non-scary, fun Halloween activity takes place every day from mid-September through Halloween weather permitting. Kids will have a blast touring the town and checking out the people. There is a Mac Pumpkins restaurant, jail and interactive firehouse with a pole!. There is also a hayride to checkout the forest dwelling pumpkins. Pumpkintown is great for all ages, but younger kids will like it the best.
 
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October 09 2013
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Hubbard park | kids travel, kids activities
Hubbard park
460 liberty St,
Meriden,
Connecticut 06450
"Great Place to spend the day"
Hubbard Park is a terrific park for a young family to spend the day. When our kids were smaller we would feed the ducks, walk the trails, and play on the terrific playscape. There is an ampitheater, plenty of open space and on certain occasions the drive to the top of Castle Craig is open. Toward the back of the park near the trestle is the gate for the access road. If you are feeling fit when the gate is closed a hike may be in order, but the drive up is easier when the gate is open. At the top are maginificent views and of course the castle. The castle isn't much, but it's great for telling pretend stories! Be careful at te top as there are many loose stones off the main path and the cliffs are VERY close and dangerous. Little ones are best carried.
 
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September 15 2013
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Lyman Orchards | kids travel, kids activities
Lyman Orchards
32 Reeds Gap Road,
Middlefield,
Connecticut 06455
"Fabulous Fall day"
Lyman Orchards is a Central Connecticut Hot Spot for fall family fun. In operation by the Lyman family since 1741, Lyman Orchards has had the opportunity to create a business with something for everyone. We recently visited on a beautiful fall afternoon. Outside the sun was high, the grass was green and the apples were bright red and ready for picking. We were drawn indoors by the aroma of fresh apple cider donuts and hot coffee. We spent a few hours here drinking in the sites, aromas and activities of a fall day at Lyman Orchards.

Activities:
Of course Lyman has pick your own apples. Call the hotline at 860-349-6015 to determine what is ripe and current prices. You might also consider picking other seasonal fruit including peaches, nectarines, berries or pumpkins.
To round out your apple picking fun you might enjoy another activity at the orchard. While we were visiting children could take part in pony rides, families climbed aboard a horse drawn wagon for a hayride or sat on the expansive lawn to watch the ducks on the pond and enjoy a picnic snack.
During the fall season the folks at Lyman Orchards create a splendid corn maze to challenge your inner farmer! Our family had a terrific time navigating the tall stalks and even decided to take part in a friendly family challenge to see if our family or our cousin’s family could make it out first to have the first handful of tasty Kettle corn as our reward! It started out tame enough, but as soon as my husband and I entered with our older 2 children, they raced out in front of us leaving us in a lurch and fending for ourselves. Needless to say, they of course beat us by a landslide!
Once you purchase tickets for the maze you are provided a map of the maze as well as trivia questions that will help you navigate along the way. There are different types of questions, from sport, to entertainment trivia, kid friendly to farmer intensive! We chose entertainment and took a second choice for backup. We had heard stories of people becoming lost in mazes and wanted to be sure we would not become a statistic! No worries though there are plenty of other trekkers and guides along the way here to create a true family friendly environment.
This year’s maze is fashioned after the statue of liberty and $1 from every admission ($10/adult, $5 ages 4-12, under 3 FREE) is donated to the American Cancer Society.
Upon completing the maze consisting of 2 and ½ miles of trails on over 4 acres we were ready for a snack. Lyman Orchards was ready for us as well!

Food:
There is something for everyone in terms of food at the orchards. Fresh fruits and vegetables are available in the Apple Barrel country store. Here you will also find gourmet items, pies, cakes, donuts and more. Of course on a beautiful day like ours even though you might have to wait in line for a while with many other leaf peepers, the reward of a sugar covered apple cider donut eaten on the deck outside overlooking the orchards and pond is well worth the wait.
Lyman Orchards offers family fun for any season. They have been entertaining families for generations and really have this down to a science. From car parking attendants, to line cues and friendly attendants; this will be a great family friendly day.

Disclosure: My family was provided complementary corn maze tickets in order to complete this review. I was not required to submit a particular review and all opinions are my own.
 
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