After keeping Lucas home with a babysitter for around 2.5 years, he started camp this summer. It’s been a little over 3 weeks of camp and he seems to love it so far.
Lucas’ camp is less than a five-minute ride from home. As a kid I wanted to go to sleepaway camp but didn’t get a chance to. Maybe when Lucas gets to be a little older Kim and I should consider sending him to sleepaway camp in North Korea! Continue reading Send Your Kids to North Korea For What???→
I recently wrote about America’s Wackiest Theme Parks which was based on an article from Yahoo Travel. While I don’t enjoy rides and am not much of a theme park fan, a few parks from the list sounded like they could be a lot of fun.
A couple of days after writing my post, I was happy to get invited to a park from the list that (I’d probably say) I most wanted to visit. Best of all, it happened to be only around a 2 hour drive from home!
While looking into things to do during Our Mid-West Mini Road Trip, I came across a site that I had to make a quick stop at. It has no admission fees and you’ll likely only need a couple of minutes there, but to me it is well worth it.
The site isn’t much to talk about, it’s a statue of a very famous chef- Chef Boyardee!
At almost 2.5 years old Lucas has flown over 120,000 miles on 17 different airlines. Some of the airlines have been nice enough to hand out little toy surprises to make him feel a bit more welcome and comfortable while onboard. Besides giving out a little toy, I can’t say that any airline has done much to blow me away in terms of catering towards little ones.
When I booked our flight to Atlanta I was disappointed to hear that the Delta Flight Museum was closed for renovations. It was actually supposed to reopen a few weeks after we were in town.
I decided to give the museum a call anyway just to be safe. If the museum was open, it was an attraction that I didn’t want to miss. I was surprised when someone answered the phone and told me that the museum had actually opened a bit earlier than planned!
I checked out the museum’s website (where it still stated it would be reopening mid- June) and tickets were for sale. I decided to hold off on buying them just in case something came up and we couldn’t make it. This ended up being a great move. A $12 per person entry fee would’ve cost Kim and I over $25 with tax, but when we arrived we were told that entry was free for now since there was no way for them to collect the money!
Score! An earlier than expected opening plus no fee to get in!
When visiting new places, museums are a great way to quickly get some background and learn a little something about an area or topic. On just about every trip, we’ll usually visit a few museums.
I’ve heard lots of people say that they find traveling with little ones difficult. When it comes to sightseeing, it can mean less time to visit sites & attractions that interest adults and most of their time is dedicated to finding things to entertain the kids.
At this point we’re still pretty lucky.
Lucas seems to (just about) always be curious and interested in whatever we are doing. He’s been to lots of amazing museums and sites, and he just about always has a good time! Hopefully this will continue to be true in the future. Continue reading The Best Museums For Families→
I hope that Lucas continues to enjoy traveling, going to new places and exploring the world when he is old enough to make his own decisions. Kim and I feel that by exposing Lucas to new places and experiences at an early age he will remain curious and want to travel more as he gets older.
I came across a product that might be a great way to allow your child to learn about the world without stepping foot on a plane. It might just also inspire your kiddie to want to get going to experience new countries and travel the world before you know it.
When we started traveling with Lucas, he was 11 weeks old. At the time, finding kid-friendly activities was (obviously) not a priority. To ease back into traveling, we headed to Barbados figuring a Caribbean island would be simpler than running around and doing tons of sightseeing. It turned out that we did find quite a bit to do during the trip. We rented a car and drove all over the island even checking out the loud and busy Friday night Oistins Fish Fry.