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Showing posts with label road trip. Show all posts
Showing posts with label road trip. Show all posts

Apr 27, 2020

Weekend Family Travel - Our Trips Outside

Or How to Venture Outside Safely and Healthy

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We love each other. But it is hard to be cooped up all of us in the same apartment for 24 hours 7 days a week. It is a lot. We don't have a huge house with a backyard, yet, where we can lose each other. So being within the close proximity for this long with no breaks is a lot.
To reset ourselves, get fresh air, and exercise, we have ventured out to State Parks. It was a great idea that came out of necessity. The nearest park to us has been closed. We walked around the park but that got boring quickly as there is no space to play and there are quite a few people still walking around not following social distancing nor wearing anything around their nose and mouth.

Oct 22, 2018

Family Trip To Arizona and Road Trip There

Family Trip To Arizona and Road Trip There With 12 Towns Visited

Throughout the year we take many short trips and a couple of longer family trips. One of the longer trips is usually a beach vacation the other is national travel for about a week. This way we get diversity in our travels and have some fun experiences beyond just the beach.

Oct 16, 2018

Weekend Family Travel & Ideas: Big Apple Circus, Apple Picking, Farm Fun

Family Travel Ideas - Apple Picking and Circus Fun

Autumn is slowly rolling in bring with it a whole lot of cloudy and drizzly days. We were optimistic this weekend due to original weather forecast from midweek and took a weekend family road trip.

Sep 17, 2018

How To Read A Map When GPS Is Not Working And Not Get Lost

How To Not Get Lost Even If Your Nav Stops Working

Tour Guide: “The Cu Chi Tunnels were so long and intricate, we don’t know where they all lead to an end, even now”
Tourist: “Did they not have GPS?”

Sep 13, 2018

Weekend Family Travel & Ideas: DS Destiny Show, Drive-In Movie, & Games

Family Travel Ideas From Our Trips

Past weekend was a complete flip of the weather. It went from hot and humid 90 degrees Fahrenheit to mid-60s and rain. Even with that sudden change, we traveled.

Sep 6, 2018

Weekend Family Travel & Ideas: Pedal Boats on Lake, Pool Time, and Labor Day Labor

Family Travel Ideas From Our Trips

This weekend started out with a trip to the park. We went paddle boating on the lake. We have not done that since when we were dating.

Aug 29, 2018

Weekend Family Travel: Ice Cream Flight, Sunflowers, Peaches Galore, Calves Bottle Feeding

Weekend Family Travel: ICE CREAM!!!(click to tweet)

Summer is coming to a close. There is only one week left until Labor Day and things start to close down for the colder months. How can you capture the last few weeks of summer and have fun with your family?
On the brighter note, the weather is still hot and there is plenty to do. This weekend we headed out to visit some farms and enjoy the outdoors.

Since it was warm out and the car ride was getting to everyone, we stopped for some refreshments, ie ice cream. I love ice cream, it is well-known fact. During the summer one of the best past times for us is getting an ice cream cone and walking around taking in the sights and enjoying the delicious cool dessert.
At this particular farm, they make their own ice cream and they have many different flavors. The one we were looking forward to trying is the peach ice cream. While waiting for our turn to order, we noticed that they offer flights of ice cream for "kids." I initially joked that we should get that and try several of the interesting flavors. Well, as you can see below, we ended up getting 5 scoops of ice cream to sample.

Jul 23, 2018

Road Tripping And Driving In NY Are A Changing

Road Tripping And Driving In NY Are A Changing (click to tweet)

Driving in NY and NJ is changing. And it is actually for the better. For many years driving during the summer months, and others, have been a test of patience and maneuvering skills.

Jul 9, 2018

Genius Gadgets to Make Your Next the Best Road Trip

Genius Gadgets to Make Your Next the Best Road Trip (click to tweet)

Guest post by Jane Isherwood, a freelance writer

In the year 2015, 22 percent of vacations undertaken by American families was road travel. A year later, the figure jumped to 39 percent as reflected by a recent study on American tourism by MMGY Global. And, the trend is getting stronger than ever – thanks to cutting-edge road trip gadgets which are redefining road journeys bringing onboard unlimited options for entertainment on the go. When there’s been enough of staring out of the window with conversations growing stale and traffic jams beginning to test your patience, you will thank the smart gadgets you brought with you for your rescue.

May 15, 2017

On The Road This Summer Look Out For These

Texting Pit Stops On Highways

Texting and driving has become more dangerous that many other activities behind the wheel. Each year, over 330,000 accidents caused by texting while driving lead to severe injuries.
» Over 78% of all distracted drivers are distracted because they have been texting while driving.
» 1 out of 4 car accidents in the US are caused by texting while driving.
» Texting and driving is 6 times more likely to get you in an accident than drunk driving. That’s right, it is actually safer for someone to get wasted and get behind the wheel than to text and do it.
Neither is something to do

Oct 2, 2013

Our Last Hoorah... For Now

Celebratory Road Trip down to Delaware

Last weekend plus 3 more days, we went on road trip down to Delaware. When my wife first brought up the idea for this trip, my first reaction, as well as likely most of you, was "What's in Delaware?" Turns out, quite a bit of things we like to do. The magic words that got me interested were beer, Oktoberfest, and fun drives.
The trip started off on a great note with a lunch stop at Iron Hill Brewery in Wilmington, DE. They have a brewery downstairs and rooftop sitting. I ordered a flight of their beers which comes in glasses a bit larger than regular shot glass. My favorite was Vienna Red Lager. This was paired nicely with guacamole and tortilla chips followed by grilled chicken sandwich. The weather was great and the view overlooked the riverfront.
Next stop was the Nemours Mansion by duPont. We got a tour of the gardens as well as the tour of the house. It was interesting to find out about that some of his story seems to be out of the book "The Great Gatsby," where a guy builds a huge mansion with whole lot of expansive decor to make a woman fall in love with him. And just like in the book, it does not really work out.

After we checked into the hotel, our next stop for the first day was the Delaware Saengerbund Oktoberfest. While this was a fun event, unfortunately, it was raining quite a bit that evening. All the folks were crowded into the tent with all the food and booze. It was quite a spectacle with people soaked from rain or spilled beer, beer cup stacking contest, all kind of costumes and entertainment.

The following day we hit the farmers' market to gather up ingredients for our scenic valley picnic. We took a ride on the doodlebug train via the Wilmington & Western railroad. It was a fun, relaxing, and scenic ride along the river and some very nice properties.

To wash down our lunch, we stopped in at Pizzadili Winery. Nope, they don't serve pizza there. Though they did have vineyards and good wines to sample.

After the winery, we headed to our final destination of the road trip, Rehoboth Beach. There we stopped in at restaurant "Salt Air" for dinner. They have a great menu of seafood and other local ingredients. We had Corn and Crab Chowder, which was delicious, followed by Bacon Wrapped Baby Potatoes, mmm bacon. And for entree we had Eastern Shore Crab Cakes.
And to finish off a day of great tasting, we stopped in at The Ice Cream Store, a place with hundreds of different ice cream flavors. If you are ever in the Rehoboth, come by this place and try some of their flavors. If nothing else, they have some interesting combinations and names. That evening we also got in a few games of skeeball, points donated to a couple of kids that need to get them over 4,000.

And what trip to Rehoboth be complete without visiting the staples. The following day we had dinner at DogFish Head Restaurant and Brewery, food was good and so was the brew. My favorite is the Midas Touch. For lunch next day we had fries from famous Thrashers, which got shared with some quick grabbing seagulls.

The same day we headed out to Nassau Winery and finished the day with dinner at Oyster House to celebrate our 3rd year anniversary. 
To break up the trip, we also made some interesting and scenic stops. First was in a very tiny town of Odessa, population 364. Then Heritage Winery for some more sampling of wine and grapes, and a walk through campus of the university and dessert at a local Turkish restaurant in Princeton.

This trip was our vacation/celebration/baby moon. That's right! We are expecting. So don't be surprised when some of the travel gadgets start to more and more lean towards kids travel gadgets :)

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