Punxsutawney, PA!

On the road again..we recently took a trip to Punxsutawney, PA, home to “Punxsutawney Phil”, the famous groundhog!
Punxsutawney is one of the most famous small towns in America thanks to a furry little guy named Punxsutawney Phil. Every year on Groundhog Day (February 2), thousands of people make the trek to Gobbler’s Knob to hear Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction for the length of winter. If he sees his shadow when he emerges from his burrow there will be six more weeks of winter weather; no shadow foretells an early spring. For more information about the legend of Punxsutawney Phil, [Read more…]

Fall Foliage

I love fall.

Smarter Travel has a slideshow of the worlds prettiest fall foliage shots….
so lovely! Our leaves are [Read more…]

Safe Kids

Just got this in my email…and it’s odd, because my boss was just complaining because she got in trouble at a recent car seat inspection because of how poorly the seats were installed, and how awful she felt. I was thinking, how many other moms out there don’t know how to put in a car seat properly? I don’t! I always bring them to the police station- I never feel like I [Read more…]

9 Day Taffic Jam

When we think we are having a bad day, let’s all try to remember this….

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100823/sc_afp/chinaroadtraffic

China has a 9 DAY LONG TRAFFIC JAM going on right now. Yes, 9 day. DAY.
Read on! Have a fun Tuesday! Stay away from Beijing!!! LOL….Just kidding! If you are in Beijing, send pictures! But not from traffic 🙂

China’s nine-day traffic jam stretches 100km

AFP

China's nine-day traffic jam stretches 100km AFP/File – Vehicles on the road through the central business district in Beijing on August 4. Thousands of vehicles …
Mon Aug 23, 9:18 am ET

BEIJING (AFP) – Thousands of vehicles were bogged down Monday in a more than 100-kilometre (62-mile) traffic jam leading to Beijing that has lasted nine days and highlights China’s growing road congestion woes.
The Beijing-Tibet expressway slowed to a crawl on August [Read more…]

Ancient Greek Statues- how cool is this?

How cool is this??? You have got to love science (sometimes, haha).
http://io9.com/5616498/ultraviolet-light-reveals-how-ancient-greek-statues-really-looked?skyline=true&s=i

So, original Greek statues were brightly painted, but after thousands of years, they have faded. How many times have you wished [Read more…]

Cheesequake State Park

This weekend, we went to Cheesequake State Park in NJ. It is part of the NJ Coastal Heritage Trail. The kids had a blast- the weather was great, the beach was super, super clean, and the water was calm. The weird thing is, with state parks- no trash cans. You have to take all your trash out with [Read more…]

To fly? Or not to fly?

Well, they don’t make it easy, do they? First, some companies charge you baggage fees for the very first bag, now this
http://www.smartertravel.com/blogs/today-in-travel/american-to-charge-for-easy-on-off-planes.html?id=5351273&source=dealalert&value=2010-08-19+00%3A00%3A00&u=C780338902

as [Read more…]

My kids at Kings Island, Ohio

Here we are at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio. This pic is of my kids (and DH) on their very first roller coaster ride! “The Great Pumpkin Coaster” is super cute, and just enough thrills to keep them happy and excited without scaring the pants off them! It was in the specially designed area of Kings Island called “Planet Snoopy'”, for kids who may not be able to enjoy all the [Read more…]