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Monday, March 30th, 2009

Matthew turns 10 (eek!) in a matter of…well, a month and a half, and I’m trying to think of something special we can do as a family to celebrate his move into double digits. When we went to Atlanta last month he was ALL about going to Medieval Times for dinner. Lucky for us, we don’t need to travel all the way to Georgie to feast on chicken and ale and watch knights joust, because we’ve got our very own Medieval Times location right in Kissimmee Florida. Jim and I went there 13 years ago on our honeymoon, but we’ve never taken the kids!

Walkabout Waters mainI’m thinking a long weekend in Kissimmee might be just the thing for a boy reaching the ripe old age of 10, and I can think of loads of activities to do, from using our Sea World passes to shopping at my favorite outlet malls to cooling off in one of the theme park water parks. And I know any kids of mine would LOVE to play laser tag!

Best of all, right now you don’t have to pay a thing to visit Kissimmee and the Central Florida area surrounding Orlando…if you’re lucky! You can enter to win a Kissimmee vacation and enjoy either a 3 day / 2 night weekend getaway for two or a week long vacation for four! Drawings are being held between now and June 1, 2009 so hurry up and enter!

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Saturday, February 17th, 2007

When I was little, we lived in a home in Florida that had been built in the early 50′s. As was the style at the time, the home was built with 2 carports, but no garage. People who moved from the north to a sunnier, and warmer climate like Florida, didn’t see the need to have garages, because we didn’t get snow like they did “back home”. I’m here to tell you – I would take a garage over a carport any day. We may not get snow, but the other weather we do get can ruin the finish on a car just as bad. That’s why my father bought car covers for our vehicles, especially his prized antique car – a completely restored 1968 Ford Falcon. It was his pride and joy, and he was NOT going to let the heat, dust, bugs, or humidity get to that pristine paint job.

As for me, I live in a house with a garage, but you can bet your bippy that if I had to park outside on a regular basis, our vehicles would be sporting car covers. Heck, love bug season alone is enough reason to get a bra cover for your car. Have you seen what a dead love bug can do to a freshly washed car? Their insides can take the paint right off it…ick! I can get a bra cover for my Ford Explorer for only $65. If it saves me (err…Jim) having to wash the car every other day during love bug season, that’s $65 well spent.