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Essex Steam Train North Pole Express

Last year Brandon and I had the opportunity to take Stink on the Essex Steam Train’s North Pole Express as part of a group event with our adoption agency.  She wasn’t quite a year old but we were hoping she would enjoy being around the other kids and getting her first glimpse of Santa Claus.To […]

Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular

**UPDATED AUGUST 2018** Every October the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, RI hosts a Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular for Halloween.  The event gives you the chance to walk the zoo trails in the dark and marvel at over 5,000 illuminated pumpkins in various sizes and themes. Brandon and I have gone to the Jack O Lantern […]

KidCity Middletown

**This post is regularly updated to include the latest pricing and information about KidCity** Brandon and I first discovered KidCity Children’s Museum through the recommendation of a friend of ours who also has small children.  Stink had just learned how to walk and we needed to find indoor places she would enjoy because winters in […]

Mystic Aquarium Review

One of my favorite activities around our home is Mystic Aquarium.  I first visited this aquarium in 2006 when Brandon and I began dating.  It’s pretty expensive compared to other aquariums, the 2014 admission prices are $29.95 for an adult and $21.95 for children ages 3-12.  A family of four would spend over $100 on […]

Pirana Fishing

When Brandon and I decided earlier this year to make a second trip to Peru, focusing our visit on the Amazon rainforest, I immediately told him I wanted to try my hand at piranha fishing.  I’ve always loved fishing, even though Brandon holds little interest in it.  In fact, the first time Brandon ever went […]