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Spend a Few Days with Kids at Oregon’s John Day Fossil Beds

Our family loves camping and looking for “treasures.” Whether we are looking for shells, crabs, slugs, rocks, cool sticks, Big Foot, or berries, we ALWAYS have something in mind while we are exploring. This camping trip was different, though. We planned our trip around fossil hunting. Let me tell you, the John Day Fossils Beds …

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Finding Picasso, Elvis’s Dressing Room, and Monkeyshines in Tacoma, Wa.

Tacoma has moxie. It’s the scrappy little brother to Seattle. Tacoma is responsible for a great many things that Seattle somehow managed to claim as its own. Nirvana’s first show as Nirvana happened in Tacoma. Tacoma also dominates the Glass Art Scene and has produced some of the finest glassblowers in the world. Tacoma’s large enough …

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“Because I Got Hit By Flying Mexican Food” El Mezcal in Columbus, Nebraska

“I think I felt cayenne pepper slap my nostrils as the back of my tongue went into firefighter mode.” That’s what he mumbled after completely dousing his entire taco with half of a bottle of the red hot sauce. We all like hot sauces but this one had snuck up on him. I’m not sure …

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Visit the Lemay – America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington

“I got a sixty-nine Chevy with a 396, fuelie heads and a Hurst on the floor, she’s waiting tonight down in the parking lot, Outside the Seven-Eleven store,” Bruce Springsteen, Racing in the street. It’s impressive how cars are intertwined in our lives. Our Favorite songs are about them. We decorate them to celebrate marriages. …

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Learn the past to Improve the Future at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma, Washington

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” stated Philosopher George Santayana. You hear it from time to time being thrown around, but I prefer reversing it. Perhaps something like, “those who can remember the past are destined to improve the future.” It has a much more positive and inspiring feel to …

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Mt. Rainier Polar Express: An Experience Your Family Will Cherish!

For most of us, Christmas with kids can be overwhelming. And not because of the festivities or traditions, but because of the TOYS! No matter how much you try to be a minimalist with this, your house is soon overrun with cars, dolls, Lego’s and everything else that Target had on their shelves. After having …

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Experience St. Lucia

            Saint Lucia was possibly inhabited 3,000 years ago by the Ciboney and based on archaeological research and artifacts it has been proven that “Iouanalao” island, “land of the iguanas”, was settled by the Arawaks around 2,000 years ago. They were invaded around 1,000 A.D. by the South American Carib Indians whose hostility extended to the first …

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Visiting The Redwoods – Nature’s Best Playground

If there’s one thing I’ve gotten really good at since becoming a mom, it’s planning ahead. This is a tricky skill when you have young kids because — let’s be honest – half of the things you plan never come to fruition, so you must approach every itinerary with a healthy dose on non-attachment. But …

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