Fulfilling a long-held dream: the hike from Crested Butte to Aspen
On the trail near the Maroon Bells outside of Aspen

Fulfilling a long-held dream: the hike from Crested Butte to Aspen

As I struggled to my feet, I smiled remembering all the times her dad and I had been the ones beseeching her and her older brother and sister when they were tired and hungry and we were trying to avoid a meltdown on a ski hill, a hiking trail, Walt Disney World or in the middle of Paris.

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Last evening in New York — at the Statue of Liberty
Laurel and Katie Grace at the Statue of Liberty

Last evening in New York — at the Statue of Liberty

My family decided to end our stay in the Big Apple with a trip to see the Statue of Liberty. Let me tell you, the “Summer Evenings” Cruise out to the Statue of Liberty was the highlight of our whole trip.

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Vacation memories: from Plimouth Plantation to Liberty Island
Laurel visits Plimouth Plantation

Vacation memories: from Plimouth Plantation to Liberty Island

As summer draws to a close, we all like to think back on this year’s family travels. And why not reminisce on the sweet break we had? This summer I had an experience to last a lifetime. This summer, I got to travel to two large cities: Boston and New York.

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A kids view of Boston and New York City
The Dhority girls and their mom Christie Yemma strolling in Central Park

A kids view of Boston and New York City

What surprised me most about Boston was how history and the modern city were combined. There was a colonial age church between a coffee shop and a bank, cemeteries hidden between buildings ...

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A stopover in Denver at Elitch Gardens.
The Ferris Wheel at Elitch Gardens

A stopover in Denver at Elitch Gardens.

I love that Elitch Gardens has such a history dating back to 1890. It opened with a zoo, summer stock and a ballroom. The carousel, which took craftsmen three years to carve by hand, has been here since 1928 and still operates today; The Ferris Wheel was erected in 1936 and still operates.

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