Posts Tagged ‘Trips’

May 20 2017

Travel Isn’t Always …

Travel Quotes 29

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Mar 04 2017

To Live Will Be …

Travel Quotes 2

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Sep 06 2016

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center (Portage, Alaska)

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“Hello” Not-So-Little Bear – Glad he was at least on the other side of the fence from me!  Adorable and seemed content to hang out, but wouldn’t want to come across him on a hike through the mountains!

Our family had the opportunity to visit Alaska on our summer family vacation.  We flew into Anchorage, Alaska and took a bus tour form Anchorage down to Seward, Alaska to meet our cruise ship.  On the way to Seward we stopped to visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservatory Center, Mile 79 Seward Highway, Portage, Alaska 99587.

It was a cloudy and drizzly day, but that didn’t stop us and the area as well as the animals were still amazing.  The landscape was beautiful even on the cool rainy day.  Thankfully it was a light mist not a downpour while we were at the Wildlife Center.  The kids loved seeing all the animals  It was a neat place to stop and soak in some of the animals and information about Alaska.  I would recommend it especially for families with kids.  There is a little bit of walking, but not a lot.

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 Gorgeous views of the mountains and animals lounging in their pen

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 Deer in the headlight look…..

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 Life is rough…..eat and nap!

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 Beautiful view of the mountains (even gorgeous in the mist that day)!

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 The animals were very content and well cared for at the Wildlife Conservatory!

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Brina attempting to run a bobsled

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Little Kitty!

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On the move!

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Makes neck hurt just looking at those antlers this guy has to support!

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Peaceful stream flowing through the pasture for the animals

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I know the snow on those mountains must be cold, but the snow, mountains, and fog really were amazing!

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Karlie and a very large bison hide!

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Checking things out!

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They had a neat bridge overlooking the bear pends which made it easier for people to see them.

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Black bear relaxing for a few minutes!

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Thankful for an opportunity to spend time with my family seeing this beautiful place and animals!

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Sep 02 2016

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

Anchorage, Alaska

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 07 2014

Charleston: The Charleston Museum

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Standing beside the replica of the H. L. Hunley outside of the Charleston Museum!

The girls have been wanting to go to the Charleston Museum ever since they saw the replica of the Hunley sitting outside in front of it.  On one of our recent trips we got a chance to explore the Charleston Museum.  The girls were very excited to check out the museum.  The Charleston Museum was America’s First Museum founded in 1773 with the purpose of preserve the culture and history of Charleston and the Lowcountry.

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Checking out the Hunley replica before heading into the Charleston Museum.

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Oh yes, they found a cannon!

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Look above the girls!  That’s a huge whale skeleton hanging from the foyer of the Charleston Museum.  That whale was one that came into the Charleston Harbor many years ago.

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Checking out the display!

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Soaking in all the history!

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Brina enjoyed going through the animal displays.

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Goofy Karlie….

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Hanging out with two Southern Belle’s!

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Dressing up in some fun clothes!

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The dresses are not the most perfect fit, but we had fun!

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Brina having a grand time!

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