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Tuesday, May 17

Leavenworth: Profiled Destination

Leavenworth - A destination for all seasons

What we like about Leavenworth are the various activities for all seasons. Sledding and sleigh rides in the Winter. Swimming and river rafting in the Summer. Golf and hiking in the Spring and Fall. And a sausage stand which offers a delicious respite from your activities all year round.
Courtesy of Leavenworth Visitor's Guide
Courtesy of Leavenworth Summer Theatre
You don't have to go far to go sledding. Right in the city is a hill appropriate for sledding. They even provide hay bales to cushion your ride at the bottom of the hill. Plus you will take in the fairy tale view of holiday lights throughout Main Street. There is a tubing hill at the Leavenworth Winter's Sports Club for ages 8 and up.

Sleigh rides
It is a picturesque ride with snowflakes falling on your face, and views of snow covered trees. The horses gallop along with you in tow, around the natural beauty of Leavenworth's forests.

Tuesday, May 10

Great Wolf Lodge: Profiled Destination

Great Wolf Lodge = Fun + Safe + Memorable

The Great Wolf Lodge is a winning combination of Fun for all ages, from babies to grandparents; Safe in the water under the eagle eyes of numerous lifeguards; and Memorable for special occasions. The only site in the West Coast at Grand Mound, Washington was our destination for a combined First Communion for my daughter and Mother's Day weekend. In fact our family had such a wonderful time, that this trip inspired me to start a series of Profiled Destinations for my readers.

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Fun Times

As a full service family resort, you don't have to leave the lodge to play, relax and eat.

Wednesday, May 4

Seattle Series: 3 "Wow" destinations in Seattle

3 Wow places to visit in Seattle

While driving the kids to their activities this week, we starting talking about places that had the "wow" factor in Seattle. Our discussion included Downtown Seattle, whale watching, and others. As the mommy blogger, I've narrowed it down to the top 3 located in the Seattle metro area, which both adults and children will delight in.

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The Chateau Ste Michelle

The picturesque setting of the Chateau Ste Michelle winery in Woodinville tops the list. A mere 30 minutes drive from downtown Seattle takes you to a world of its own. With beautiful sprawling grounds, a lovely mansion, a resident peacock, and of course a sampling of various wine at the wine tasting, you can immerse yourself in happiness without getting a visa to Southern France. During the summer months, you can enjoy concerts on the lawn with your picnic dinner and bottle of wine which you can buy from the wine shop. Children are welcome in the winery tour and at the concerts.
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