Posts Tagged ‘Travel & Vacation’

Jul 01 2017

This Heart of Mine …

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Sep 03 2016

Travel & Vacation: Touring Beautiful Anchorage, Alaska

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Another neat restaurant overlooking the river

We had a blast walking and touring Anchorage, Alaska.  Since we were only in Anchorage for a day we packed in as much as we could during our time in town.  They have a lot of neat places to see.  It was beautiful.  During some of our walks we would stop and check out the scenery.  The picture above is a restaurant over looking the river.   We watched people fishing for salmon and many other cool activities while in the area.

They had a neat park near downtown where a lot of kids and families seemed to like to hang out.  We went to the Ulu Factory.  The Ulu factory does not do tours on the weekend, but have some demonstration explaining the utensil at the store.  We shopped for some neat souvenirs while in the area.  Anchorage is a great place to visit with your family with plenty of neat activities to do together.

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Hanging out for a few minutes in the park near downtown!

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Brina Bee on a roll!

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Sep 02 2016

Travel & Vacation: Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center (Anchorage, Alaska)

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Super neat and comfortable boulder chairs!

Our family recently had the opportunity to travel to Alaska for our family vacation.  We arrived in Anchorage in the middle of the night, slept a couple hours before getting up and heading out to explore Anchorage.  One of the first stops we made was the Anchorage Museum at Ramuson Center, 625 C. Street, Anchorage, AK.  The hotel driver dropped us off right outside the entrance of the museum.

The kids loved the opportunity to learn about Alaska – fFrom displays with the culture, life styles, people, and history of Alaska. The kids loved exploring the neat science and technology exhibits as well as watching the animal presentation! They had really cool boulder chairs and places for parents or grandparents to sit and relax in the common area which seemed popular for the adults! The kids loved it and it was entertaining for us as parents too.

If you have some extra time while in Anchorage and you’re traveling with your family you should check it out. If you want you can use a free locker to put your travel items in while going through the museum. Also, it is part of the Science Center Association so if you are a member of your local Science Center check to see if they are part of the Association and you will get into this museum for free! 🙂

We had a blast at this museum!  They were not into the “art” gallery as much as the history, science and more kid focused rooms.  They had a lot of neat history and culture regarding Alaska.  It’s a great place to visit if you have kids and some time while in Anchorage, Alaska!

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Karlie giggling as she tries to sneak up on me with her pillow boulder!

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That’s a big pebble Brina!!!

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Goof ball Karlie!

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 Brina and Jake checking out what will happen if an earthquake hits near a house….

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 Brina and Jake in the bubble ring

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Now that’s a pretty shoe for you to wear!  Brina loved it!  Karlie said it didn’t look comfortable at all! It’s beautiful, but not sure I could stay upright in them.

 Designer Paula Rasmus-Dede, Not Your Mama’s Mary Janes, 2003 (consists of glass beads, patent leather, and different colors of wire)

“I made this peice because I like Mary Janes.  My grandmother made me wear orthopedic shoes when I was a child.  I wasn’t allowed to wear black patent leather Mary Janes like all the popular schoolgirls.  When I started making shoes I decided to make my own Mary Janes” – Paula Rasmus-Dede

I think Paula’s shoes may be a little bit fancier than just the average Mary Jane.

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Brina and Karlie lifting Jake up.  Testing the different types of pulleys

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Karlie and Jake in a giant bubble!

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There’s a bear behind you!

The “Travel and Vacation” series is an insight into our trips together as a family, ways we relax, and tips on how to make trips more enjoyable.  Life is short and we were thrilled to have the opportunity to build memories with family and explore of of the most amazing places during our time away.  Explore with a good attitude, look for fun, and it will be an awesome trip jammed packed with positive memories.  It is refreshing having some time away from the regular routine.  Make it a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet new people and learn.  You just might see or try something new that takes your breath away!

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Oct 27 2015

Travel & Vacation: Cozy Cow Dairy (Windsor, CO)

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 Cozy Cow Dairy

On one of our trips to Colorado my cousin Renelle introduced us to Cozy Cow Dairy in Windsor, CO.  It was a hot summer day and we were heading back to her house when we made a slight detour to the Cozy Cow Dairy.  The girls LOVED it!  Not only did they have amazing fresh chocolate milk, ice cream, cheeses, and more they had a farm animal petting zoo.

Before even going into the store we had to go by and say “hi” to each of the farm animals.  They had some precious little ones so they girls thought it was so neat.  After petting the animals and washing our hands we enjoyed some fresh chocolate milk and ice cream.  It was DELICIOUS!!!  It hit the spot on the hot summer day too.  After our special treat we headed back outside to pet the farm animals once more before heading back to Renelle’s house.  If you are in the Windsor area this is a great place to spot, cool down, and get a treat.  The kids will probably enjoy the farm animals too!

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Cozy Cow Dairy – “In the moo’d for something good?”

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 Black and white baby goat

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 Baby brown calf – he was so soft and small to touch

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The girls loved this one.  They said it looked like it had a crazy hear day, but it was as soft as a teddy bear!

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 Fresh milk, ice cream, cheeses, and more at Cozy Cow Dairy!

The “Travel and Vacation” series is an insight into our trips together as a family, ways we relax, and tips on how to make trips more enjoyable.  Life is short and we were thrilled to have the opportunity to build memories with family and explore of of the most amazing places during our time away.  Explore with a good attitude, look for fun, and it will be an awesome trip jammed packed with positive memories.  It is refreshing having some time away from the regular routine.  Make it a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet new people and learn.  You just might see or try something new that takes your breath away!

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Oct 20 2015

Travel & Vacation: Animals at the Denver Zoo (Denver, CO)

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 Elephant on the move

Our kids love animals.  On one of our trips to Colorado we had an opportunity to go to the Denver Zoo with extended family.  The kids had a blast.  It was neat seeing all the different animals, going to show, learning about the zoo animals, activities, and so much more.  Thankful for a chance to go to the Denver Zoo with the kids.

If your family enjoys Zoo’s and you are in the Denver, Coloardo area you should check this one out.  They have a lot of animals to see.  The shows and activities are fun and very educational for the kids.

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 Hanging around and watching all the people walking by

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 Decided to make a move and head the other direction

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 Two of them moving along the rope now

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 Rhino munching on its hay.

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We watched the penguin demonstration.  They were happy to get treats!

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Found something tasty to eat1

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Elephant Show, this elephant was only a few feet in front of us.  I was just hoping it wasn’t going to spray us.  If you are at the Denver Zoo I highly recommend the elephant show, it was really neat.  Kids and adults really enjoyed it!

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Getting ready for the next act!

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Getting ready to bow for the audience!

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Didn’t want to look at us.

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What animal is this!?

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If you guess “camel” in the picture above you are correct.  Never saw a camel lay down like that before.

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This camel is either all stretched out or doing it’s yoga for the day!

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Pretty giraffe’s hanging out together in the shade.

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Sea lions swimming around!

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Beautiful white arctic fox hiding in the log

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Capybara still wet from his swim

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Big snake….no a big fan of snakes so thankful when they are behind glass.

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Gorgeous zebras enjoying some treats!

The “Travel and Vacation” series is an insight into our trips together as a family, ways we relax, and tips on how to make trips more enjoyable.  Life is short and we were thrilled to have the opportunity to build memories with family and explore of of the most amazing places during our time away.  Explore with a good attitude, look for fun, and it will be an awesome trip jammed packed with positive memories.  It is refreshing having some time away from the regular routine.  Make it a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet new people and learn.  You just might see or try something new that takes your breath away!

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