Month: March 2012


Nebraska – Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo

My family’s pick for our sightseeing stop in Nebraska is also the state’s number one paid attraction–Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo. This is a very nice and very large zoo. If you’ve never heard of it, it might very well be

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Florida – National Naval Aviation Museum

On our recent trip to the Alabama Gulf Coast, we found ourselves with some rainy weather and in need of an indoor activity for the day. With Pensacola just a 45-minute drive away, the National Naval Aviation Museum was the perfect outing. This

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Ohio – Jeni’s Ice Creams

Believe it or not, I first heard about Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at a book festival.  Jeni Britton Bauer, the creator of these delectable treats, is also the author of a cookbook titled Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home. Her book and my

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Alaska – Iditarod Trail Race Headquarters

One of the best parts about travel is the opportunity to learn about other places and customs first hand through new experiences.  I can’t think of a better way to learn about dog sledding than by meeting some sled dogs.  Our visit

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Alabama – Mardi Gras Parades

This was the second year we’ve travelled to the Alabama Gulf Coast in February.  Both trips occurred during the Mardi Gras season and we were able to attend parades. You might be thinking, “Mardi Gras in Alabama? Don’t you mean Louisiana?” Actually,

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Alabama – Sand Castles

On our trip to Gulf Shores, Alabama, last February, we had beautiful weather and my kids happily played on the beach for hours and hours.  Naturally, when we planned a return trip this year, my kids expected the same kind of weather.

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