Fall Family Fun in Dallas, Texas

Around October the temperatures in Dallas finally drop to a comfortable level with highs in the 80s and lows in the 60s or 70s. For family fun in Dallas, fall is a perfect time to visit and enjoy  outdoor activities in the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) area. Last weekend we took a quick family trip and enjoyed the Dallas Arboretum and The State Fair of Texas while in Dallas.

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A Family Getaway to Denver Union Station

Living on the Western Slope of Colorado, Denver has always been a favorite weekend getaway. So when the opportunity presented itself to join some old friends for a ballgame we jumped at the chance to enjoy a family weekend in Denver. I envisioned writing an article about the kids’ first baseball game and the little guy’s first visit to the Denver Children’s Museum. But who would have guessed that Crawford Hotel and Denver Union Station would become the highlight?!

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Hanging Lake | Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Western Colorado is home to some of the most spectacular hikes in the country and Hanging Lake makes many top ten lists. Hanging Lake is geologically interesting. The lake was formed by travertine depositions and the natural geologic and hydro-logic processes continue to operate as they have done for thousands of years. The lake also boasts a thriving hanging garden plant community. It was designated a national natural landmark by the Secretary of the Interior in 2011.

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To My Mother for Mother’s Day

I’ve always abhorred Hallmark holidays. My husband learned long before he was my husband that I had no desire to have a romantic date for Valentine’s Day or receive flowers or chocolate on that day. It is all too contrived for me. But once I became pregnant with my first child I wanted to celebrate Mother’s Day. At the time I really had no idea what it meant to be a mother. I only knew what it was like to have a life growing in my body and I wanted to celebrate that.

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Las Vegas Family Vacation?

Leading up to spring break we debated vacation ideas. The whole family desperately needed some warm sun and a break from the snow. We planned to break away from our tradition of visiting family to fulfill these needs but due to our pattern of visiting family every holiday we haven’t renewed passports so within the U.S. became a necessity and within driving distance was preferred. After much debate we decided on Las Vegas for family vacation and I admit that I felt a twinge of embarrassment when asked where we were headed for spring break. But the response was overwhelmingly, “We did that a couple of years ago” or “Our friends so and so are headed there too.”

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Austin Texas for Families

Austin, Texas is probably best known for its live music scene, BBQ and TexMex but it is also a fun place to visit with your family. Austin is located in what is known as “hill country” in Central Texas. It is set amongst rolling hills full of trees and in the spring fields of Bluebonnets. The Colorado River runs through Austin and has provided three man-made lakes for boating fun and spectacular sunsets–Lake Travis, Lake Austin and Town Lake (renamed Lady Bird Lake).

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