Mackinac Island

I can’t quite remember when I first heard about Mackinac Island in Michigan, but from the moment I did I knew it would be a cool place to visit.  On a recent road trip with my dad we decided to visit since we were in the area snagging a few highpoints anyway!  What makes the island so special?  You have to take a ferry to get to it and NO CARS are allowed – only bikes and horses.  Sounds pretty perfect, right?

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The Beatles Escape Room at Ridgewood Winery

I love anything that has to do with The Beatles, so when I saw there was going to be a Beatles themed escape room I was all for it.  I had never done an escape room before so I had no idea what to expect.  I saw the tickets were selling out quickly so I rounded up a group of fab-four family members (plus my little nephew who was our mascot) and we headed over to Ridgewood Winery in Birdsboro, PA to check it out.

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5 Tips For Bringing A Dog To The Beach

I had the pleasure of heading out to Assateague Island with Kevin and JoJo over the weekend.  It’s a place that’s far enough away that we don’t go a lot, but close enough that when we do go it’s not a horrible drive.

JoJo LOVES going to the beach so I thought I’d put together a list of the top 5 things that  help make the day go smoothly:

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V-Bar-V Heritage Site

I absolutely love petroglyphs (pictures carved into rock – most are so old no one knows what they mean anymore).  There are some amazing petroglyphs in Red Rock Canyon and Vally of Fire which I have seen on other trips to the Arizona/Nevada area so when I was planning a trip to Flagstaff I decided to see if there were any close by.

I found the V bar V heritage site which was about 45 minutes away.  The area used to be a ranch and in 1994 became part of the Coconino National Forest to preserve the petroglyphs.  The site was easy to find – we parked in the lot and headed down to the visitors center to get a parking pass ($5).

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