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The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum in Springfield, IL Turns 10

Jan 25, 2015
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, IL turns 10 in 2015 and will mark the milestone with a full year of special events, theater presentations, lectures and exhibits.

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To the Atacama Desert Region of Chile


Tierra Pool View of Licancabur Volcano
We are in northern Chile in the famous Atacama desert region in the Valle de la Luna—Moon Valley—famous for its resemblance to the moon surface and salt and rock formations that look like dinosaur heads, angels and more. more
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Go Undersea in San Francisco! 3 of the Best Oceanariums in the Bay


Aquarium of the Bay- TC
The ocean is a fascinating place for children who love the colorful and interactive displays, live shows featuring dolphins and multimedia presentations. Visiting oceanariums can also be an opportunity for them to touch living animals in a safe environment, while learning about them, too. more
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Time-traveling back in history at Conner Prairie IN


Conner Prairie Underground Railroad tour
Here at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, the terrific living history museum outside Indianapolis, a Smithsonian affiliate that focuses on 19th-century Indiana, the journey takes us 90 minutes, starting with our escape from an owner who plans to sell us “back South.” more
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For The Penny-Pinching Traveling Parent


There are plenty of family-friendly and budget friendly ways to take your clan away, and still keep everybody well-fed, well-shod and not wandering the streets with packs of dogs. more
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Riding a bike in the Sonoran Desert — at night!


Biking in the Sonoran Desert
Our Guide Kerry Echer is leading us on one of several unique adventures offered by the Golden Door Spa here. Earlier in the day, we’d noticed Echer teaching rock climbing on the giant boulders; there are also guided hikes and mountain biking. more
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In Phoenix, an amazing museum of musical instruments


At the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix AZ
There are other museums of musical instruments, but none with such an expansive collection from around the world—harps, zithers flutes and trumpets from the Middle East, African drums, a 17th century spinet and 20th century electric guitars…an Appalachian dulcimer, a ukulele, bagpipes and cymbals. more
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A day at the Camelback Spa in Scottsdale AZ


A place to cool off at Camelback Resort in Scottsdale AZ
We amble inside out of the sun for lunch at Sprouts which serves healthy eats (complete with calorie counts) but indulgences too like chocolate fondue. We love the chicken curry lettuce wraps, tuna tartare and salads. We skip the chocolate fondue! more
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Eileen earns kudos from SATW attendees for family travel presentation


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Members were asked to rate PD sessions from 1 to 10 with 10 being the highest and were asked to make comments. Your sessions got tons of tens. One commenter said that your session was among the most useful PD ever at an SATW conference. Another commenter said he learned so many valuable tips from you. Several associates said that you gave a wonderful balance in aiming your talk at both associates and actives. That is not always easy to do. more
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On a mom’s getaway in Scottsdale AZ


Exhition of weaving at the Heard Museum in Scottsdale AZ
I figured what could be better for a mom’s getaway than a resort complete with 125 acres of desert landscape (love all the cacti!) at the base of Mummy Mountain and Overlooking Camelback Mountain. more
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Visiting the Space Shuttle Enterprise at USS Intrepid Museum


Space Shuttle Prototype Enterprise at Intrepid Museum in NYC
Walking into the Enterprise dome, you’re awed by the shuttle’s size. Dwarfed by her wide, black wings and smooth underbelly, Enterprise is a testament to the 1970’s engineering that carried Americans to outer space and back for over 150 missions. more
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