With air travel growing more tedious by the day (no electronic devices an hour either side of the runway? Um...how do you get kids to hush without the DVD distraction?) many are opting to holiday closer to home. For Pink Heart Society editor Jenna Bayley-Burke, a non-sleeping toddler makes this option a necessity!
Most of us live in some pretty great places...otherwise, we'd probably move. But the hustle and bustle of day-to-day living doesn't lend to spending enough time enjoying our hometown. How often do you visit those things you suggest to those coming to visit?
Because the diva refuses to sleep, Daddy refuses to take her to a hotel. Fair enough, really. But it means coming up with some different actvities for the upcoming spring break.
I've decided to take on the challenge, framing it like a local history course for my boys. We're going to take in a floating maritime museum, head to the museum of the Oregon territory, explore Fort Vancouver, and maybe, just maybe hike around Mt. St Helens. I'd like to make this a two day event, where we do the interpretive centers and a hike one day, and explore the lava tubes known as the Ape Caves the next. But, it depends on the diva...
The kids are interested in history - especially live reenactments - and I like getting a better sense of the local area. It's too easy to live in a place and never really know it. The better you know a place, the more vivid you can make it in your stories.
??What's everyone up to for Spring Break?? Are you heading to Disney? Taking off for warmer waters?
Jenna has a new ebook releasing next week. Pride & Passion comes complete with a hero used to getting what he wants, a heroine determined not to give in to him, some indecent proposals, a fair amount of pride, and enough passion to burn up everyone’s control.To find out what Jenna is up to ...check out her website & blog.