Monday, June 25, 2018

Summer fun at Dutch Wonderland

Disclaimer:  My family was given complimentary tickets to visit the park and provide our honest feedback


Looking for some fun activities to fill up those summer days?  One of my kids favorite things to do is go to amusement parks!  And one of their favorites is Dutch Wonderland!
With over 35 rides, attractions, and shows, Dutch Wonderland is the perfect place to spend time together as a family. Cool off in Duke's Lagoon water play area and make discoveries at Exploration Island, where dinosaurs come to life!
With rides for all ages, everyone is sure to have a great time.  


My kids are 10 and 7.  But Dutch Wonderland has rides for all ages! Heck even my dad and I had fun on several of the rides




















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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Father's Day Gift idea

Disclaimer   I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review.  All opinions are my own
Every time I go to my dad's house I get a short history lesson.  And he never repeats a lesson!  My dad sits for hours watching documentaries and history shows.  I never mind though, because I myself am very interested in all things history.  The reason I am telling you this is because Father's day is literally only a few days away and the time to shop is all but gone, but don't worry dear readers I got you covered :)... Well only if your dad likes history like my dad

PBS offers a huge selections of historical  dvd sets.  I decided to review The Vietnam War set.  It has over 1080 minute of content!  Perfect for my history buff dad!
 
THE VIETNAM WAR: A FILM BY KEN BURNS AND LYNN NOVICK

Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, “THE VIETNAM WAR” tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides -- Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam. The series includes rarely seen, digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the globe, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th Century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies, and secret audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon administrations. “THE VIETNAM WAR” features more than 100 iconic musical recordings from greatest artists of the era, and haunting original music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross as well as the Silk Road Ensemble featuring Yo-Yo Ma.

LEHIGH VALLEY ZOO

I live in a small town in Pennsylvania.  A lot of people over look my little state when planning their vacations!  But our little state has so much to offer.  Over the next few weeks I am going to tell you about several places that are a must see here in PA!

Up first is the Lehigh Valley Zoo.  So when you think of a zoo I'm sure you just imagine checking out animals from afar.  Which is true in most cases, but not Lehigh Valley zoo, going their is an entire different experience. 

Sometimes you even get to get up close and personal!  We started our day by going into the Kangaroo exhibit.  Yes people I said we went inside.   There is a roped off path, now the kangaroos never got to close to us, but had they wanted to they could!  My kids kept trying to get them to come closer.  I wont lie I'm 31 years old and even I was excited to be that close to a kangaroo!
 After that we got to watch the penguins eat.  


And there was even a speaker teaching us all about them.  When my boys got home last night my hubby got an earful on all things penguins.  So far so good, but the best part was yet to come!

We got to feed the giraffes!!  Yes people we got to go right up to them and feed them!!  Did you know a giraffe has a 18" tongue!

And speaking of feeding we also got to feed the goats, hens and other farm animals.  The kids had a blast doing this

There was a play ground, which I really appreciated.  After walking around to all the exhibits my dad and I needed a little break.  There was lots of places to rest, but my kids were having a go-go-go kind of day.  Another I really appreciated was the fact you never hand to walk far to find a rest room. 
There was so many different kind of animals to see.  And even though we couldn't go into all of their pens like we did the kangaroo we still got really close! 


 This guy (the ostrich) was my favorite!  The bar in front of him, he kept acting like he was eating something off of it!  The more my kids and I giggled the more he did it.  He or she was def. a silly bird!

 We also got a kick out of this guy.  He was actually sitting on his butt with his feet propped out in front of him as he ate!  

The other thing I really liked is my kids were able to interact with a lot of the exhibits.  There was photo opportunities and even fun facts posted about all the animals!   Even I was surprised to learn a giraffes heart is 2 feet!!



 When you are planning your next vacation def. consider this zoo!  You don't just see animals you get to experience them in a whole new way!