While we live in an RV, we also take many side trips away from “home”, and stay in motels, just like anyone else would do taking a trip from their home. Our method of traveling gives us the best of both worlds! When we visit with the grandchildren, we usually get a motel room with two double beds, and let one of them spend the night with us each night. It makes for some pretty fun “slumber parties”, and lets us get to spend one on one time with them. When they come to visit us, we all pack into the RV, and have a campfire in the evening, roasting wieners and marshmallows. Since we don’t see them often, when we do, we spoil them rotten!
Page, Arizona is a hot place to go in the summer time, but my husband and I felt we would be cheating ourselves out of some gorgeous scenery if we skipped it just because of the heat.
The Battleship USS Alabama was originally commissioned in 1942 and earned nine battle stars for its Asiatic-Pacific operations during World War II. The ship only operated for 37 months during the war and last ran under its own power in 1946. It was towed in 1964 to its current location in Mobile, Alabama and is now the centerpiece of the beautiful 175 acre Battleship Memorial Park.
Up and down Florida’s coast you will find beautiful beaches and hidden gems. One of my favorite lesser-known beach havens is Clearwater Beach, Florida. Just a two-hour drive from Orlando, Clearwater Beach has always been known for its powdery, white sandy beaches, beach-front restaurants and peaceful relaxation. All of those traits are still true, but Clearwater Beach has a new claim to fame too. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium is the home of Winter, the famed dolphin star of Dolphin Tale.
My husband grew up in Rhode Island and since I’m not from the area when we moved back I became what is referred to as a “Bride of Rhode Island”. Now that we’ve lived here for a while and have children I understand the reason so many Rhode Islanders who have moved away move back to raise their families. Rhode Island provides a wonderful quality of life for raising children, from its many beautiful beaches to its fantastic resources for kids, there is always plenty to keep them entertained. I thought I’d share some of my favorites with you.
I recently had the pleasure of my in-laws visiting us for an entire week. Being that it was their first time coming to visit us in Miami, I came up with an itinerary to keep them busy and show them the very best that South Florida had to offer.
The very first thing on my list was a visit down to Key West! How could I not take my desert-dwelling in-laws to the most tropical destination in all of the United States?!
While I’ve spent many a relaxing vacations on the white sandy beaches of Key West, pina colada in hand, my in-laws aren’t what you would consider “drinkers,” so my game plan for their visit had to be a little different than it usually is when we make the trip down the 7 Mile Bridge.