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SeaWorld San Diego – ‘O Wonderous Night’ Performances


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The older my kids get, the more questions they ask! Every year they start to understand a little more that the meaning of Christmas is not just Santa delivering presents, but they still believe. We were pleased to learn SeaWorld San Diego brought back, “O Wondrous Night“. The live musical performance is the story of the birth of Jesus told through the eyes of the animals. The thirty minute show is narrated by storytelling puppet animals who all claim they are responsible for the birth of Jesus. It features more than 30 carols, beautiful storytelling puppets and live majestic animals, including camels, a donkey, llamas, sheep and doves. This show first premiered at … READ MORE >>

LEGOLAND California Resort – KIDS GO FREE Deal

I tell people all the time that the best LEGOLAND California deal is the KIDS GO FREE deal promotion! Especially if you only need one day tickets for visiting guests. You get a FREE CHILD TICKET with a paid regular priced adult ticket. I know you’ve seen this buy-one-get-one deal before behind receipts at McDonald’s, KFC or other fast food restaurants. But where is it when you need it?! Every time I need it, I can’t seem to find it so I’m saving it here for future reference. After reading the fine print, I learned that the original coupon found on the back of the receipt can also be redeemed … READ MORE >>

Living Desert Zoo Botanical Garden Palm Springs

Ever wonder what animals and plants can survive in the desert’s harsh conditions? If you’re passing through Palm Springs, you’ll want to stop to check out THE LIVING DESERT Zoo & Botanical Garden. We were pleasantly surprised how nice the Zoo is there. The Zoo is broken up into two regions – Northern America and Africa. We only had time to visit one of the region so we picked Africa. We saw animals like zebras, cheetahs, gazelles, warthogs, camels, hyenas, leopards, and ostriches. The Giraffe Habitat is breathtaking. Certain times of the day you can help feed a herd of giraffe, ride a camel (returns in the fall), chat with … READ MORE >>

Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa

Visiting Palm Springs in the summer was hot but fun. We haven’t been to Palm Springs in a while but I remember it being hot and spending a lot of time by the pool. Nighttime swim is fun too. After a month of rushing around for the end of school year, I welcomed a few days lounging poolside. We stayed at Miramonte Resort in Indian Wells. It is conveniently located near shops and restaurants and in the heart of California’s Coachella Valley. It was not walking distance but everything was about a 5 to 10 minute drive. Poolside Service Cabanas are the way to go when you are spending a … READ MORE >>

GoRving Thousand Trails – Yosemite Lakes RV Resort

Post written by me for Go RVing and Thousand Trails. All opinions are my own. Right now my kids are enjoying their camping adventures. They think it’s really fun to stay in a tent, go fishing, play in the streams with other children, make bonfire s’mores and walk around with flashlights. We’ve only tried tent camping, and I have heard once you go RV’ing, you might not go back to tent camping. This year for Father’s Day Week we visited Yosemite National Park and had an opportunity to stay in one of the park model RVs at YOSEMITE LAKES RV RESORT which is a Thousand Trails destination. (Park model RVs … READ MORE >>

Pechanga Resort Casino Expansion + Taste of Pechanga

Have you stayed at the Pechanga Resort Casino lately? They have undergone a major $300 million expansion, and it is nice! Since it’s grand opening ceremony in March 2018, it is now the largest resort/casino on the West Coast offering guests luxury accommodations with elements of the Tribe’s Native heritage. This major expansion doubled its size, added 568 AAA Four Diamond hotel rooms and suites (new total 1,090), a 4.5-acre pool complex, two additional restaurants, a two-level luxury spa with fitness and yoga studio, and another 68,000 square feet of meeting and event space including the 40,000 square foot Pechanga Summit. It now offers six retail shops featuring top designer brands, … READ MORE >>

LEGOLAND California New LEGO CITY Deep Sea Adventure Submarine Ride

The new LEGO CITY: Deep Sea Adventure Submarine Ride is due to open in early July 2018 at LEGOLAND California! For the first time in the USA, guests will board a real submarine as an attraction ride to explore uncharted sea life and collect hidden LEGO treasures. Discover more than 2,000 marine animals including sharks, stingrays, and other tropical fish! Sea creatures of various colors arrived this month! Tomato Rockcod, Vlamingis Unicornfish and Black Streak Surgeonfish were among the many species introduced into the ride’s 300,000 gallon tank. LEGO® CITY: Deep Sea Adventure submarine ride is Merlin Entertainments’ single largest investment for a ride in any LEGOLAND® Park. For the first time in the United States, … READ MORE >>

LEGOLAND California LEGO STAR WARS DAYS Return!

LEGO Star Wars Days are back! Stormtroopers, Jedi and Darth Vader are taking over LEGOLAND California Resort for two weekends: June 2-3 and June 9-10, 2018! There will be galactic fun activities throughout the day such as the LEGO Star Wars Family Build Challenges, a LEGO Star Wars Miniland Scavenger Hunt, LEGO Star Wars fan gallery, costume contests, Meet and Greets, Droid Hunt with costumed fan groups, and more! Guests are encouraged to come in their favorite gear and interact with the characters. Visit an impressive fan gallery of models and photography, then be inspired to build your own. Collect participation badges (while supplies last) in a Droid Hunt game, … READ MORE >>