Friday, January 27, 2017

Adventure Fun and A Giveaway!

Happy FriYAY Friends!! 
It has been quite a busy few weeks around these parts, so I figured I'd play a quick game of catch-up on some of my adventures with a little 5 on Friday fun! Here's a peek at my world recently!

Big Adventures! We just got back from our trip to Vegas and I can't wait to share all the awesome details! We had gotten a really great deal to head out to Vegas, but we had to stay on the Strip. I was honestly feeling only so-so about it; we had done The Strip before and really didn't feel the need to go again, but a getaway is a getaway. You guys?! Vegas can be an adventure-lovers paradise, as long as you plan right! We did some research and had a great time exploring all the outdoor fun that Vegas can offer! More to come later... 


Big Dreams! We hit up the Florida RV Supershow on Saturday and Oh. My. Goodness!! I have never seen so many RVs in all my life. I was in RV heaven! We were there over 6 hours and probably didn't even see half of the things we could have seen. Apparently this is the biggest RV show in the country and I believe it! We were exhausted by the end of the day, BUT we did settle on what we think we want for a full-time RV layout! Here's to hopefully making that dream a reality very soon... 

Big Kid Fun! On Tuesday I got to check out The Crayola Experience with a friend of mine and her two kiddos. They have annual passes and it was bring-a-friend month. I honestly thought, "oh this will be a cute little experience, something kind of cheesy, but fun for kids. She and I will hang out, the kids will play and we will color a picture or two." This was 90s-kid amazingness!! It was like a was reliving my childhood! I was sucked in from the moment I walked in and loved every minute! There were so many fun stations set up! I got to make some spin-art, my own seahorse crayon, create a crayon with my name on it and make my art come to life! I could have stayed all day!! If you live near one of the Crayola Experience locations (there's one in Minneapolis, Easton in Pennsylvania and Orlando) you should definitely check it out (kids or no kids)! It's $20 for a day ticket or $30 for an annual pass. 

Little {critter} Adventures!! On Thursday I took the kids I nanny for to Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge for the morning. I LOVE this place! It is such a great little Orlando gem. They are an animal rescue and rehab facility that has a wildlife walk open to the public, which allows you to see their resident animals (animals that can't be released back into the wild). We spent the morning chatting with the one-eyed owls, visiting the sneaky fox, and laughing with the lemurs! The people that work with and tend to the animals are also super sweet and answered little (and big) ones curious questions and told us each animals name. You could tell they really love being there (human and animal alike)! Because the land surrounding Back to Nature is also an Eagle Nesting Area, they are tucked back in the middle of protected land, so even tough you are just minutes away from civilization you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere. The eagles were actually there nesting and that was a cool thing to get to see! There is a $5 donation fee (per person over 3) to see the animals, but if you just prefer to go out to see the eagles the trails around Back to Nature are open for free. There is a trail that takes you down to the lake and some that are tucked in the woods a little bit down the road. It would make for a good full day of exploring if you do it all (make sure to bring along a sandwich)! 

Adventure Giveaways!! Planning some adventures of your own?! I am hosting a little "Adventure Fuel Giveaway" over on Instagram. Go grab yourself some fuel to get those adventure plans flowing! No Instagram? No worries! Simply leave a blog post comment sharing somewhere fun you have been exploring (or somewhere you are hoping to explore soon) and you are entered! If you do have Insta you can enter there too and have double the entries! Good luck! Winner will be announced next Friday, Feb 3rd.

Hope your Friday is off to a beautiful start! 
Have a fabulous weekend!! 


14 comments:

  1. Vegas looks so beautiful maybe we will have to make a trip there as well! I had no idea it could be kid friendly. You should visit colorado next it's a dream! My insta is dreamsbelieved

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    1. Yes, it can be kid-friendly, but I would stick to the outskirts. When we were walking The Strip itself we actually said that while we didn't think there were many places you couldn't take a kid, the strip after dark might be one of them lol. And YES!! Colorado is soooo high on my list!!

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  2. Never been to Vegas, but looks fun!! I'd love to travel to Ireland or Australia but that's a little $$$ for our budget so we're heading to Aruba his year!

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  3. I've never been to Vegas, but maybe I need to change that! It sure looks beautiful!

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    1. The outlining areas are gorgeous!! Beautiful mountains and desert!

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  4. I don't travel much ( my sister does she went to Vegas last year, fun) I like exploring caves and old town sites.

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    1. Exploring caves and abandoned, historic towns is the best!! One of my favorite things as well!

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  5. It sounds like you have had an amazing week! I can't wait to hear about your trip.

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  6. April @sahmof3girlsJanuary 29, 2017 at 1:31 PM

    I am hoping to travel soon back to Gatlinburg, TN where my husband proposed to me and where we later got married in a small cabin on top of a small mountain. We absolutely love the Great Smaoky Mountains and have not been back in quite sometime. We would love to take our 2 small daughters ages 5.5 and 4, as they have never been.

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    1. FUN! What a beautiful place to get engaged/married! We love Tennessee (spend a few days there every summer), but have never done Gatlinburg. Hope to change that soon! Hope you can get back there with your girls very soon!!

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  7. I live in Tampa and had no idea the Crayola Experience existed. That looks like a fun new adventure!

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    1. It really is so much fun!! Hope you make it there soon!

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  8. We are heading south and staying with family and friends along the way. Our next adventurey destinations are South Padre Island and Big Bend National Park. We can't wait!

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  9. Ahhh Big Bend!! So awesome!! I would LOVE to visit there. Have a great time!!

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