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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Family Travel

No Greater Love – Canada’s Largest Christian Music Festival

I think by now most people in the Calgary area have heard the news that country music legend Reba McEntire will be headlining the No Greater Love Musicfest this year. This is exciting news for Christian and country music fans alike. This year’s family friendly festival will run from August 12 – 14 at Stoney Nakoda Nation, 40 minutes west…

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Disneyland, Family Travel

2017 Guide to Visiting the Disneyland Resort with Young Kids (and still having a great time!) – Review

*This post contains affiliate links but the views and opinions are my own. The first thing you’ll notice about the 2017 Guide to Visiting the Disneyland Resort with Young Kids is how well it’s laid out. Perfect for the first time Disneyland visitor but also handy as a reference and checklist for those of us who may be visiting with…

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Family Travel

You’re from Calgary? Your Stampede is Starting Soon Right?

On our recent visit to the Los Angeles area, our family was often asked where we were from. Hearing our answer of Calgary, many responded with a question about our world famous Calgary Stampede. Some were curious, some had been, and some are planning to visit us this year in conjunction with Canada’s 150th birthday! After answering a number of…

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