I was so excited for the taste of fall that we experienced last weekend. There was a chill in the evening air, friends were posting pumpkin recipes on Facebook and we spent several hours at the Redstone Arsenal Oktoberfest. Thanks to the local school systems, this year we are able to plan a Fall Break Vacation without having to pull the kids out of school! As always, the beach will be a popular destination. However, if you don’t want to vacation with the masses, here are a few other ideas for family bonding.
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If you grew up in the Huntsville area in the late 80’s or early 90’s and haven’t been back to Point Mallard since then, it is time to give it another chance. I think you ‘ll be pleasantly surprised with the improvements that have been made over the years!
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Two weeks ago Allen and I found ourselves with an empty nest, a very rare occasion. As we pondered on how we should spend this time we realized our creative spirits were resting. We opted to slow things down and stay home. That lasted all of a few hours (actually a restful night of sleep) […]
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You don’t have to plan a getaway that will break the bank – uncover hidden gems just down the road from Huntsville! With vacation season just around the corner, you may be looking for mini-escapes for a multitude of reasons; perhaps you are looking for a girl’s weekend or mom’s escape, or you and your […]
I considered myself a knowledgeable and seasoned traveler until March 21,2014 when I found myself in the cozy office of the German Bundespolizei for four hours. We had just landed and were excited to begin the Spring Break Trip of a lifetime. Aiden, super excited and independent, stood in line solo and proceeded to the […]
Seek and you shall find a little hidden gem of German Cuisine tucked in the corner shopping center at Bob Wallace and Whitesburg. I have lived in Huntsville since 5th grade and it was not until two years ago that I discovered Hildegard’s German Cuisine.
Earlier this week we had a taste of Spring here in Huntsville, Alabama. If you are like me, it also gets your mind to fast-forward to Spring Break. The most common Spring Break destination tends to be the beach. Unfortunately, the weather can be unpredictable during March and April at the beach, especially if you […]
Most of you know me as the travel guru here at Rocket City Mom, but in addition to spending money on travel the second largest expenditure for our family is food! I love to cook and enjoy eating, however, my goal is to feed my family healthy and nutritious meals without breaking the bank. I […]
You simply must add Mentone, AL to your selection of random towns on your Weather Channel app. Why, you ask? Well, if you plan on joining the many who have already experienced The Cloudmont Ski Resort then you know the magic overnight temperature must be below 28 degrees. You might think this is a joke, snow […]
The first step to travel with children is to RELAX! There will be hiccups along the way, and you can’t be prepared for every misadventure, so having the right mindset is key. A big part of the travel adventure is the journey… the way in which you handle these surprises can make all the difference. […]
Congratulations! After reading part one of the travel savings series, you have chosen to go on an adventure with your family. With careful planning in advance you can continue your savings even once you reach your destination. Food to Fuel the Fun As mentioned in last month’s post, the easiest money saved is staying at […]
What would you say if I told you I booked three people from Huntsville, Alabama to Frankfurt, Germany for under $400 total? That I am flying seven of us to Chicago for $35 total? That we are staying in a hotel next week in San Francisco that runs over $450 a night for FREE? Like […]