st. augustines st. george st. and the beach

The last night in Florida I decided to spend in St. Augustine. Last year we didn’t see much therefore I have been wanting to explore the town more. We didn’t leave until later from my aunts so by the time we got there it was around 3:00 pm. Therefore again, we didn’t get to do as…

a day at the florida aquarium

The Florida Aquarium in itself was a good experiences. We really enjoyed the Wetland Trail where we got to walk through what felt like the swamps and streams of Florida. Coming face to face with wading alligators (behind glass of cause), active otters,  and  free-flying birds such as roseate spoonbills, blue herons and white ibis. We also came…

schools out! vacation time!

Schools out and everyone knows what that means…Vacation! Since I’m saving for our big trip to Japan this coming November. I’ve decided that our summer trips will consist of cheaper vacations. Seeing that our trip to Florida was such a budget saver and a big success last year I decided it was a go…Road Trip! This…

a weekend away

With work, school starting up, me starting online courses, and weekend activities it’s been hard to get away. However last weekend we were invited to a family friends beach house and even though in the middle of winter I jumped at the opportunity. It calling for 55F and cloudy with 40% change of rain wasn’t going to stop…

gettysburg a jump back in time

After visiting Saint Augustine I’ve been eager to visit another historical landmark with my son. Since we were already driving through Central Pennsylvania  I thought Gettysburg would be the perfect place to stop. Though I visited Gettysburg as a teen, I knew seeing it through a child’s eyes would be a completely different experience. Since…

on the road again

With gas prices lower right now it’s a lot cheaper to drive  8 -10 hours then fly. In all honesty I’ve only taken four long distance road trips with my son.  With him flying since he was just a baby I wasn’t surprised that when I told him we were taking another road trip the first…

end detour fort matanzas national monument 

It’s amazing how much a child’s interests change over the years. For my almost 7-year-old, though strongly into superheroes, recently decided he’s interested in history or old things as he calls it. Towards the end of our trip when I asked him his favorite part he surprised me when he answered “the old Fort.” So I decided on the…