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Friday, March 25, 2011

Eating Lemons

Normally I post a travel photo from one of our family vacations, but today I'm posting one of my son eating lemons. We were at Nora's Wine bar in Las Vegas in the Summerlin area when he asked to eat one. He just kept doing it over and over so I got a few photos of it.










By the way their food is great, but the kids menu is expensive. I would go for lunch for the lower prices.

Check out the other great Friday Photos at Delicious Baby.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Las Vegas and Santa Fe

Las Vegas can be a fun family vacation if you know about the kid friendly activities there. This article at travelingmom.com has some great activities that the whole family can enjoy. They also have a list of free things to do in Vegas.

Santa Fe, New Mexico - New Mexico is a state I have driven through at least a hundred times and I never would have considered taking a vacation there until I read this article on Santa Fe by 500 places with kids. One of these days we will have to find a different way to drive to Texas that will take us to Santa Fe.

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Monday, March 21, 2011

California Grill at Disney World's Contemporary resort

California Grill is a spectacular restaurant.  It is one of Disney World's signature restaurants near the Magic Kingdom, at the Contemporary Resort. 

I was thrilled when I found out the first night of my travelingmom.com conference would be spent dining at the California Grill.  I had always wanted to go there.  I had heard nothing but fabulous things about it for years.  I assumed eating here would be the highlight of my trip and it was.  It was even better than I had built it up to be in my mind.  The only thing I found disappointing was that I was not able eat more.

The atmosphere was bustling with energy and good times.  The views were outstanding.  You can see the firework show at the Magic Kingdom. (We watched the fireworks show from the roof of the Contemporary resort in between courses!) You can also see the Electrical Water Pageant at the Seven Seas Lagoon. 

Then came the exquisite food!  Course after course it just kept getting better.  The reception began with sushi and pizza, both incredibly fresh and delicious.  The appetizer was a Sonoma Goat Cheese Ravioli with Sun-dried Tomatoes, Pesto, Shiitake Mushrooms, and Basil. Shown in this picture. 
 Every course was a surprise since we were given no menus.  With that in mind I had no idea what would be coming out for the entree.  As you can see from my picture below the entrees did not disappoint.  They were all beautifully presented and delicious. 
  • Oak-fired Filet of Beef, Dauphinoise Potatoes with Smoked Bacon, Ginger-Scented Carrots, and Teriyaki Barbecue, 
  • Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Goat Cheese Polenta, Roasted Mushrooms, Zinfandel Glaze, and Sage
  • Crispy Chicken and Leg Confit, Heirloom Pumpkin with Pecans, Winter Vegetables, Tangerine-Pomegranate Jus
    Dinner finished with a perfect dessert of Bananas and Caramel: Crispy Baked Phyllo Squares layered with Banana, Caramel, Mascarpone Mousse, and Caramelized Banana.
Children are more than welcome and don't forget to check the dress code before you go.


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    American Wanderer Summer Camp - military kids

    American Wanderer Summer Camp invites military youth middle and high school aged (11-17 years old) from across the U.S. to explore our National Parks this summer! They offer unique two-week camp sessions that explore over 34 Parks in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.

    Military discounts and scholarships are available.

    For more information, to register or inquire about military discounts/scholarships visit: contact the American Wanderer Camp owners/directors, Lyn & Chris Kimberly at: 203-557-3339 or email: Lyn@RVCampforKids.com

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