2020 started off on a normal note, with a planned road trip to Disney World at the end of January. But as we all now know, 2020 has proven to be anything but normal. After three months of quarantining with my four teenagers, and for the first time with absolutely nothing on the calendar, we… Continue reading The Great American Road Trip… Pandemic Edition
If you haven't already followed my blog, you may not know this about me, but I LOVE a theme. I was always drawn to Disney and the characters as a young child (see below). My parents took us there a few times, but it wasn't until I worked for their College Program that I saw… Continue reading A Little Bit of Pixie Dust…
When I had told my Long Island-based extended family that we were planning a fall family weekend in Manhattan, they were excited to have us as house guests. But this wasn't that kind of trip. A weekend trip starting Friday after-school, leaves one a bit strapped in the time department. Couple that with the drive… Continue reading You’re Going to “Fall” for New Jersey
I'm someone who is stuck between, "You only live once" and "I need to save." Anyone else feel this way? As I mentioned in the last blog, we are beginning our fall family getaway to New York City. Growing up in Long Island, you'd think I'd have a lot more time in the city under… Continue reading Central Park Perks…Saving in the City
We all know that life is super busy, and I'm sure my family is not the only one to get caught up in kids' schedules, sports, work and everything else thrown our way. There is never a perfect time, schedule-wise, to take a trip, but I make a point to carve out at least a… Continue reading Life Is Short. Take the Trip.
The Williamsburg hotel rate that I booked through AAA was so affordable that we booked two adjoining rooms, one for the kids and one for my husband and me to relax in. After all, a little space is nice. While the kids were excited for the “kids’ only” room, my husband and I were excited… Continue reading Second Day, Second Park.
Literally. When Willie Nelson sang "On the Road Again" and we decided to heed his advice and head to Williamsburg, Virginia, I envisioned my family and me running through a gorgeous park, snacking on churros, making picture-perfect memories on a day with temperatures that gave our cheeks a rosy glow in all of the pictures.… Continue reading The Hottest Road Trip of 2019
A few weeks ago, my husband and I were talking about our annual summer travel plans when one of his favorite songs came on the radio. "On the road again, just can't wait to get on the road again.....On the road again, going places that I've never been". Willie Nelson basically interrupted our chat and… Continue reading Tell me what you want, what you Willie, Willie Want.
This past weekend, my family and I went back to Spring Haven Farmhouse in Lancaster, Pennsylvania for another unplugged weekend. This time, I didn't feel like lugging my huge Nikon around everywhere so I used my phone primarily to take pictures, posting a few to share with friends and family in real time. As parents,… Continue reading Goats and Cows and Chickens, Oh My!