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A Day Trip to Old Sturbridge Village

My family loves day trips.  We get a chance to break out of routine, escape for the day and usually recharge our batteries. Over Veteran’s Day weekend we took a day trip to Old Sturbridge Village  in Massachusetts.  OSV is a living history museum comprised of over 50 buildings from the period of 1790 through […] Read more

15 Ideas for the Elf on the Shelf

Need some new ideas for the Elf on the Shelf?  The time of year is quickly approaching when the Elf on the Shelf returns from the North Pole to be Santa’s little eyes during the holiday season!  In our house, while we are packing the kids in the car for the Thanksgiving weekend at the […] Read more

Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum and the Olympic Center: Where Miracles Happen

In the heart of downtown Lake Placid lies the Olympic Center, home to three indoor skating rinks, the outdoor speed skating oval, and the only Olympic Museum in the United States. But to anyone who watched the 1980 Winter Olympics, it’s the place where Miracles happen. No visit to Lake Placid is complete without a […] Read more

Cloudsplitter Gondola: Whiteface Without the White

At 4,867 feet, Whiteface rounds out the top five of the highest High Peaks. The ski trails, first opened in 1956, average an annual snowfall of 200”. Close to 200,000 skiers visit Whiteface every year, home to the Alpine events in the 1980 Winter Olympics as well as a few of the Nordic trails in […] Read more

A Dozen Reasons for a Family Getaway to Rochester, New York

Rochester provides a mix of big city cultural activities with small town friendliness alongside beautiful quaint villages meandering alongside the Erie Canal.  For a city this size, Rochester is fortunate to have an amazing amount of cultural institutions.  Much of this is a result of the very philanthropic George Eastman, founder of modern film and […] Read more

Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway: Stuff You Never Knew About the Adirondacks, the Second President Roosevelt Story

Last summer Albany Kid presented a short series called Stuff You Never Knew About the Adirondacks. The stories included How Lake Placid is Related to the Dewey Decimal System, The Adirondack, Burnell, Westport or Muskoka Chair and The First President Roosevelt Story. Now it’s time for the Second President Roosevelt Story, which contains an altogether […] Read more

A Visit to the National Museum of Play at The Strong in Rochester

For the last couple of years we’ve been hearing and reading about the National Museum of Play at The Strong, known to the Rochester locals as “The Strong”.  I couldn’t see how one museum would be worth the 3 plus hour drive to Rochester, hotel stay and expense?  But I was so wrong. At over […] Read more

Berkshire Museum with Kids

Nestled within the hills of the Berkshire Mountains in Massachusetts is the quaint little town of Pittsfield, Massachusetts and home to a number of galleries and museums.  We recently visited the Berkshire Museum with the Bean (5) and the Dude (2).  This is one of those destinations that is an easy 45 minute drive from […] Read more

Rochester’s Museum Trifecta: Eastman House, Memorial Art Gallery and the Rochester Museum and Science Center

The City of Rochester was blessed with being home to the very philanthropic entrepreneur, George Eastman, the inventor of modern film and founder of Eastman Kodak.  As a result of the enormous amount of wealth Eastman personally donated to the arts, and other philanthropists that were largely connected to Eastman Kodak, Rochester, NY is home […] Read more

Chills at the Witch Dungeon Museum, Salem Massachusetts

The Salem Witch Dungeon Museum offers “a unique educational experience with a chill or two” – and they deliver! Salem, Massachusetts is a fun city. Not too big, so walking is the best way to get around. There are interesting shops, quaint inns, great public parks and statues, and historic buildings. You can visit the […] Read more

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