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About Me & My Family

My verb is "to document." I have fabulous girl friends have kept me sane and laughing. I was a reckless traveller through my 20's but I sure had fun. I haven't left the country since I got married 10 years ago but I'm working on it. I have a 7 year old daughter who I've promised to take to Paris when she turns 16 and we talk about it all the time. My son is 4 and I havent decided where to take him when he turns 16. My husband has the best dry wit and we are a military family.
Our Family's Travel Personality
adventurous, curious, relaxed, energetic, spontaneous, easy_going, artsy, social_butterfly
We Just Got Back From
The Oregon Coast
Our Favorite Vacation Spot
Kailua, Hawaii
A Place We'd Love To Visit
Favorite Vacation Memory
Hiking as a family up Diamond Head two years ago is one of my many favorite memories. I had my 2 1/2 year old on my back, my 5 1/2 year old doing it on her own in her ruby slippers and my non-hiking husband along with us. When we reached the top, we overlooked Waikiki and shared a moment of excitement and pride that we all did it together.
Worst Travel Moment With My Kids:
When my daughter was 4, we spent a week on the Panhandle coast of Florida at a white sand beach. One afternoon as we were exploring, my daughter thought she was picking up a beautiful blue ribbon but instead was stung by the tail of a man of war. We had her soak her hand in warm salt water and there were a few tears, but she was a trooper and today she loves to tell everyone that she was stung by a jelly fish.
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174 Reviews

June 17 2015
2 families found this helpful
The Pirate's House | kids travel, kids activities
The Pirate's House
20 East Broad St.,
Georgia 31401
"Go for the history"
I would say go here for the history, not necessarily the food. Every kid friendly article I read on Savannah suggested eating here. The building is so cool being the oldest home in Georgia (so says the sign). There's also caves that lead to the ocean that as stories go, passed out patrons of the bar would find themselves brought down through the caves onto ships and out to sea.
A "live" pirate roams around the restaurant and startled my son a couple of times (him thinking it was a mannequin).The atmosphere is fun and if you have a pirate-loving kid, this is a must do.
But Im a food snob and this place didn't quite do it for me. I got the crab melt and it didn't have a very distinctive taste. The kids menu was good enough and the menu itself turned into a pirates hat and mustache, so that kept the kids entertained. But after walking most of the city, the margarita here hit the spot and I was able to sit back and enjoy the Pirate House.
June 17 2015
1 family found this helpful
Historic River Street | kids travel, kids activities
Historic River Street
River St.,
"Love, Savannah"
On our first trip to Savannah, we walked from the city market down to River Street. (Well, we actually walked the entire historical part of the city, but this is the part I'm focusing on.) My favorite part was the steps down to the street. Yes, they are steep and it's a bit wobbly, but what a great way to enter the water front.
As for the street itself, it was touristy and I didn't buy anything, but my sister pointed out a few good places to eat. My kids and I enjoyed the monuments and statues lining the water way and when we popped up at the end of the street, we were right at the Pirate House where we planned to have lunch. Great afternoon stroll.
March 29 2015
2 families found this helpful
Tempe Diablo Stadium | kids travel, kids activities
Tempe Diablo Stadium
2200 W Alameda Dr,
"Up Close and Personal"
If you love your Angels baseball, and you want to get as close to them as possible, Tempe Diablo Stadium is the place to go during Spring Training. The tickets are not cheap, and there is not much shade to be had, but the chance to say hello to your favorite ballplayer is pretty much priceless.

The stadium itself is well kept and has a few options for food and the local brewery-4 Peaks- is on draft here. As I stated before, shade is limited during the day games and we baked in our bench seats, but we were able to stand at the top of the stadium and look down at the field in the shade when it wasn't too crowded. The staff is friendly and helpful. I left my phone on a table and within minutes lost and found helped me recover it. The guys on the field keeping fans off helped distribute balls to the kids and were in good spirits.

Our seats were on the first base line, where the players enter and leave for the locker room. This was the perfect place for my daughter to hang off the side and ask for autographs (she acquired at least 10!). She has learned how to not let the adult "fans" elbow her out of position and this 10-year-old knows that a new ball and a Sharpie is all you need during Spring Training.

There is also a lawn area where lucky fans can snag a home run ball (and if Mike Trout is up, your chances soar). The lawn area is cheaper and people stretched out on blankets looked appealing, but being able to listen to the outfielders conversations were worth where we sat.

My kids enjoyed their time at Tempe Diablo, but next time I think I'd wait for an evening game to be a little bit cooler.
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March 29 2015
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Oreganos Pizza Bistro | kids travel, kids activities
Oreganos Pizza Bistro
523 W University Dr.,
"Great for after the game"
Oregano's, although a chain restaurant in Arizona, never feels like one. It's homey and yummy and feels like Poppa will come strolling out of the kitchen to greet you soon. We went on St. Patrick's Day, so we knew we needed to roll in before the drinkers, and get out before the party started. With friendly, efficient wait staff we were able to do just that.

We were seated outside (my preference, as the inside is quite small) and because AZ nights are pretty much always perfect for dining alfresco. We came for the food though, not just the atmosphere.The food is GOOD here. We started with a round of wings (the kids devoured them), and then moved on to the thin crust pizza (NY-style) that my husband loves so much. The topper was a plate of their brussel sprouts. What? You may ask. Yes! If you love roasted brussel sprouts, these are a must to order.

The kid's menu is a good price at $3.99 and has the standard pizza and pasta, but drinks are free and desert is 99 cents. My daughter told me the time she came before she was given dough to play with while she waited for her meal. We weren't offered that this time, but I hope they still do that because thats a pretty cool idea.

Four Peaks Brewery (the best local beer) is on draft here, which makes it one of the best reasons to try Oreganos.
March 29 2015
1 family found this helpful
Four Peaks Brewing Company | kids travel, kids activities
Four Peaks Brewing Company
1340 East 8th Street,
Arizona 85281
"Our Return-To"
This is my husband's "must-do" whenever he is in town for Spring Training. I think at first he was a little leery to bring the kids (especially after driving by one night and there was a line out the door and down the street). But we decided on an afternoon (too late for most people's breakfast and too early for lunch), and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. We were lucky enough to have the place to ourselves (except for the bar-I think that place is ALWAYS filled!). We chose inside since it was so hot outside, but next time I would take the patio. Its a cool outdoor space and good people watching. Inside is like a warehouse, so we had the wall open to the outside, but I kept wondering what was going on outside.

The food was great. The kid's menu had a good selection and they gave my kid's gigantic Sprites (which they are not soda drinkers so I think it made them a little loopy). I had the "beer bread" which was like a tortilla/falafel type bread and it was delish. It was crammed with veggies and I found it ironic that my first taste of vegetables on our trip was at a bar.

The beer is great here. For the longest time, they couldn't export their "Kiltlifter" beer to California, so my husband would stock up each trip and run the border back to CA with a trunk of ale.The food server was knowledgeable about her beers and was willing to give me samples when I was unsure of what to order.

Bottomline, this IS a must-do in Tempe. Just to keep it kid-friendly, I'd suggest doing this in the daytime and maybe skip it at night.