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Kanarra Falls

by heather
Shortly before we moved away from southern Utah we took our kids to Kanarra Falls. If you are ever in the area in the summer, I highly recommend it. It was 25 degrees cooler than St. George, and in late July it felt absolutely heavenly. My kids still talk about this hike on a regular basis and it was my favorite family activity that we did this summer. To get to Kanarravile you take exit 41 off I-15. Travel north until you hit the tiny town (the highway turns into main street) and turn Read more [...]

The Big Move

by heather
So a couple weeks ago 'the big move' happened. I was accepted to grad school in April, so I knew this was happening, yet I still spent a good part of my summer in limbo. As soon as last semester was over I deep-cleaned my house and packed up at least half of it. We got a contractor to finish the basement and waited for a buyer. Unfortunately, instead of the expected 6-8 weeks, it took 4 and 1/2 months and everyone who was interested wanted to wait until the basement was finished before they put in Read more [...]

What I’ve Been Up To: May 2014

by heather
I finished the semester (did well) and the kids finished the school year. May is always very busy. It's started getting warm here so we've been hitting the swimming pool and the splash park regularly. I cleaned my house like it was my new religion. It's now up on the market. If someone is inclined to buy it, that would be awesome. Or if you know someone who is looking for a 7 bedroom house in a nice neighborhood in St George, send them my way. We left the kids with Grandma and Grandpa for Read more [...]

Death Valley National Park with Kids

by heather
Death Valley has always been a place that I've wanted to visit, but  we never seem to be passing by at a convenient time. When we've driven through California it was always for a funeral or in the summer, which is not a good time to visit Death Valley. March, however is a lovely time to visit Death Valley, so we made it a spring break destination. Death Valley National Park is in the northwest corner of the Mojave Desert and "contains a diverse desert environment of salt-flats, sand dunes, badlands, Read more [...]

Las Vegas Discovery Children’s Museum

by heather
To celebrate Thing 1's birthday this month we decided to check out the new children's museum in Las Vegas.  My kids LOVED it. The Las Vegas Discovery Children's Museum opened in March of this year. Sept- May the museum is open Tuesday through Sunday. June- Labor Day, they open later, but are open on Mondays as well. The museum is closed for the 5 major holidays. Admission is $12 per person for everyone age 1-99.  However, an annual membership is $125, so for the price of 2 family visits + $5, we Read more [...]

5 Reasons to Consider a Family Holiday in Vegas

by heather
This is a guest post from Kendra @ Thorton Travel If you’re looking for a great place to take the family on vacation, especially over the holidays, consider Las Vegas. Despite the city’s reputation as Sin City, Las Vegas has plenty of fun activities the entire family can enjoy. As an added bonus, travel to Vegas tends to be less expensive than elsewhere because businesses know that most travelers plan on spending plenty at the city’s casinos and clubs. Check out these five fun family activities Read more [...]

Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum & Dinosaur Garden

by heather
Last week we met some extended family in Vernal to run the Dino Half Marathon. While we were there we felt it was imperative to check out some dinosaurs at the Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum and Dinosaur Garden. My kids loved it and if we were in the area I think we would go again (although I don't think I would drive seven hours again just for this). Admission is $6 for 12 and up, and $3 for 6-12. So my kids that are 1 & 5 got in free. (I couldn't find any coupons online, Read more [...]

Book Review: How to Travel the World on $50 a Day

by heather
I recently picked up this book from Amazon because it looked interesting and I wanted to get my free shipping. :) How to Travel the World on $50 a Day by Matt Kepnes is an easy read that gets you excited about traveling. $50 a day is an average world travel price, some places are cheaper, some are more, but this book covers the logistics of getting a good deal and ideas on saving the money to get started. Many people (myself included) think that traveling the world is not reasonable for them. Read more [...]

Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum

by heather
Last week we were in northern Utah with our kids and thought we try out the Discovery Gateway Children's Museum. This children's museum is located in the Gateway Mall. Hours are from 10 am- 6 pm Monday-Thursday and 10 am- 8 pm Friday- Saturday. Admission is $8.50 for adults and children over age 1. Discounts for groups available. Parking rates vary, but you can get validated parking vouchers at the museum or stores throughout the mall. (With lunch and everything we were at the mall for four hours Read more [...]

Legoland California

by heather
 Last year I came across a free subscription for children to Lego Club Magazine. Thing 1 loves to get her own mail, so I signed her up. In one issue there was a coupon for a free child's admission to Legoland with the purchase of an adult admission. We agreed that it would be a good family vacation for 2011.  And I have to say that it was AWESOME. I believe that for my kids at their age (Under age 8), Legoland is better than Disneyland. Here are my reasons:Legoland is pretty much Lego Mecca, Read more [...]

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