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Bodie – California’s Official Gold Rush Ghost Town

Posted by on Jul 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Road Trips, Travel | 0 comments

  Some people dream of seeing Paris, some dream of Hawaii, I on other hand dreamed of seeing Bodie.  Bodie?, yes Bodie.  Now before you rush to your web browser to find out what/where Bodie is I can give you the 411.  Bodie is a ghost town east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Mono County, California, off the 395.  It’s quite a trek to travel to Bodie so if you are interested in visiting might I suggest making it a weekend getaway maybe stay at Mammoth Lakes or Lake Tahoe which are about an hour away in either direction.  The drive along the 395 is quite scenic and if you don’t pay attention you may pass Bodie Road so make sure at least one of you keeps an eye out.  Halfway through the 10 mile drive on...

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The Richard Petty Driving Experience in Las Vegas

Posted by on Jan 22, 2016 in Autos, Featured, Las Vegas, Travel | 1 comment

  My heart is pounding.  I can barely contain myself.  I am literally inches away from a NASCAR vehicle and a track to drive it on.  My jumpsuit and helmet are making me feel like the real pro, but my inexperience shows as they ask me to jump in the car.  Wait the car has no doors, so how do I get in? Lift left leg first through the opening for the window… oy, I should have stretched. Let me go back a few weeks.  In November we made plans to visit Las Vegas, by now a family tradition of visiting the oasis in the desert.  The intention is to go visit my wife’s cousin and her daughter that live there; but we manage to squeeze in one unique experience each time.  Each experience till now has been meticulously...

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Las Vegas Vacation in the Kia Sorento SX

Posted by on Sep 10, 2013 in Autos, Featured, Las Vegas, Travel | 1 comment

  Our family went on our first Las Vegas Vacation last month and took our children to see their first show in Vegas.  Our daughter has been asking to see Celine Dion since she was three so my mom and I took her to see that show while my husband took our our son to see the Blue Man Group for his first show.  We packed up our family of five for our Las Vegas Vacation in the Kia Sorento SX. We have been considering downsizing our largest family vehicle; we want the option of the third row but seem to be at a point where we think we can make do with less room behind that row.  Downsizing anything can be challenging so we enjoyed the chance to test out our ideas on the Kia Sorento SX. We love...

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A Moment of a Lifetime with Celine Dion at Caesar’s Palace

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in Las Vegas, Travel | 0 comments

  We took our children to see their first show in Las Vegas this week.  We decided on The Blue Man Group for my husband, Doc, and Cal.  And Ava was finally going to see Celine; this is my fifth time seeing Celine Dion in concert, but this last concert will always be special as we had a moment of a lifetime with Celine Dion at Caesar’s Palace. The last time I saw Celine, Ava was just three.  She was still at that age where she pretty much thought her life would end if I went on a short trip. When I returned from the trip, Ava asked when she could go to see Celine with me.  I took a guess and said when she was six… the day after her 6th birthday, almost three years later, she excitedly...

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Flexing to Vegas

Posted by on Jan 16, 2013 in Autos, Featured, Las Vegas, Travel, Uncategorized | 0 comments

 A few weeks ago our family planned a quick holiday road trip to Las Vegas, and we had the wonderful opportunity to test drive the new 2013 Ford Flex for our trip.  With a family of five and a six-hour drive ahead, we planned to find out what this beauty could do for us. This is not your uncle’s old station wagon.  The Flex looks and acts like a muscle car, but has all the comforts and technology that a family would wish for.  Oh, and check out those rims! The sleek and unique looking front end will not be mistaken for a minivan, SUV or crossover that so many people have.  This fully-equipped Limited version had every feature we could ask for including but NOT “limited” to: power operated heated (and cooled) seats, touch-screen and voice activated SYNC...

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Las Vegas with Kids

Posted by on Dec 30, 2012 in Las Vegas, Travel | 1 comment

 This Christmas, instead of celebrating in Orange County we decided to take a road trip to Las Vegas with the whole family! We were testing out the new 2013 Ford Flex and we were excited to try out all the cool features on the way there! I will have a separate post on the Ford later. With a family of 5 we needed something bigger than a standard hotel room so we opted to stay at the Marriott Grand Chateau. The kids loved this place because they give out warm chocolate chip cookies upon your arrival. We had a 2 bedroom suite with a full kitchen, 2 bathrooms and a view of the strip. While not directly on the strip, this hotel is within a 2 minute walk of Planet Hollywood and the Miracle mile shops. It gives you...

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