Family Travel

Santa’s Electric Night Parade

One of several bikes in this year’s parade We decided to spend the weekend in Boulder City Nevada after finding out they would be holding their annual Christmas Tree lighting and Santa’s Electric Night Parade while we were visiting the area. I have to tell you, I love a parade. Whether it be a big one like the Calgary Stampede…

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Tis the Season for Giving

I decided to sit down and write early today, while our grandson is still dozing after our day of exploring at Lake Mead that finished off with a Christmas Tree lighting in Boulder City. Day 2 of Blogmas and I haven’t quit yet…ok, to be honest I can usually make it through the first week of a writing challenge and…

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Family Travel

Christmas Tree Lightings and Santa Tractors

How can it be the first of December already? It hardly seems as though we were decorating for Halloween and now we’re breaking out the Christmas trees. Along with the changing of a calendar page, this month signals the beginning of Blogmas, that challenge to bloggers around the world to post each day, during the busiest of seasons for many…

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Nellie’s Christmas

I’m not sure about other homeschooling families, but in our house, once Halloween has passed and the weather turns colder, our minds turn to Christmas and the holiday season. Here in Canada, our Thanksgiving celebration is more of a harvest festival and happens in mid-October but the influence of our neighbors to the south is definitely felt at this time…

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Disney, Family Travel

Discovering The Science Behind Pixar

We’ve had a crazy busy year with our youngest daughter’s wedding in January, the arrival of our second grandson in April and, finally, our girls moving into their new home. There is one thing about being busy, time seems to pass by quickly (well, except for the eight months it took for the house to be built – that seemed…

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Disneyland, Family Travel

A Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Day! Celebrating Dick Van Dyke’s 90th Birthday at Disneyland!

Dick Van Dyke with his wife Arlene and Mary Poppins at the Jolly Holiday Bakery and Café dedication I’ve been looking through some of my old blog posts recently and came across this one from a couple of years ago that had managed to escape being published. Although it is old news, I thought I’d share. The wonderful thing about…

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Family Travel, Throwback Thursday

A Sunday Drive, A National Park, and A New App

Big Horn Sheep enjoying a sunny morning in Radium *This post contains affiliate links and I may earn a small commission if you make a purchase through them. *I originally posted this story last October on our way back from a visit to Kelowna, BC. There are 28 different Explora Guided Tours available on Google Play now. A super way…

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Family Travel, Homeschool

A Fall Visit to the Okanagan Valley

One of the several orchards in Kelowna One of our favorite reasons for homeschooling is the ability to pick up our work and head out on the road at any opportunity. These can be for many different reasons but this week it was to travel with our eldest daughter to the Okanagan Valley for a conference she was attending there.…

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Family Travel

Running into a Hurricane on Your Vacation

I originally posted this on September 13 last year and thought it was perfect to share on Throwback Thursday as Hurricane Florence begins to rake the coast of North Carolina. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by Hurricane Florence. As I sit watching the minute to minute reporting of Hurricane Irma, my mind goes back to…

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Family Travel

Ten Ways to Stretch Your Family’s Vacation Dollars (Disney or otherwise)

EJ with Oswald at DCA (Love having photopass on my AP) When I arrived to pick up our eldest daughter after work the other day she was busily chatting with a group of her coworkers, hands waving, she was obviously describing something or giving directions. As it turns out, she was doing a little of each. Her coworkers were both…

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