A Day in Atlanta – Georgia Aquarium Adventure

First, are we friends on Instagram? If we’re not! Get to it. You’re missing out on all the live shares of my adventures. Like this trip to the Georgia Aquarium. Yes! It all happens there first and then I come to The Blog to spill details on everything. You can find me under Thirtyminusone_blog. 😉

So, last month I spent over three weeks in Georgia. It’s where my family lives and was home for a few years and where my husband and I met. We still have friends there and love going back to get away from the city life – ok, I do live in the suburbs but it’s a complete scenery change.

Georgia Aquarium

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While I didn’t have any big plans for our time there. The Georgia Aquarium was a must. Why? Because it’s simply amazing! And because we have been taking our oldest since she was little. Now that she’s six, I thought she would appreciate it all a little more. And because our two year old is more aware of her surroundings, loves ocean creatures and I thought she would also enjoy it.

My husband stayed behind because he had to work, and the day that he flew into Atlanta, is the day that we choose for our adventure. After picking him up from the airport, we headed to the Aquarium. Buying the tickets was a seamless process, we bought them online which came with a savings; these were then emailed to me and easily scanned for us to access the Aquarium.

A Day in Atlanta

I was pleasantly surprised with the Dolphin exhibit. This was a new one for us, since we had not visited in a little over a year. Now, the tropical exhibit is hands down my favorite – it has always been. It’s just so colorful! And being able to talk about it with my six year old made it a little more special. She gets me, and was as fascinated as I was.

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We spent a few hours there and then walked through Centennial Park before heading to Hard Rock Café for a bite. A few years back while in London, we visited what was the first Hard Rock Café ever, and since started collecting their glasses. Each time we visit a new city we try to stop by, get a bite and take a souvenir glass with us.

In all honesty, we didn’t do a whole lot, but it was the perfect family fun day. Now, if you’re ever in the Atlanta area, you have a few activities that you can add to your itinerary. You’re Welcome! 😉

Saludos,
Thirty Minus One

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Distressed High Waisted Shorts & Our Galveston Beach Adventure

Houston = Home! For six years now and I love it here! Oh the city life – though I really live in the suburbs. 😉 But it’s nice to have a major city close by, and even better to have a beach near by. I will admit that while Galveston Beach is not the most sought after beach location and its water may not be crystal clear. I absolutely love taking a trip our there. Just breathing in that ocean air brings back so many good memories.

Our Galveston Beach Adventure

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So, I try to go as often as we can. While, I am more of a beach love, my husband would rather go to a lake or river. On this trip we agreed on the beach because the girls get to build sand castles, run along the shore, and play with the waves. Life doesn’t get better than this. 🙂

Our Galveston Beach Adventure

Galveston also has a lot to offer, great beach shops – in case that you forget any beach necessities -restaurants offering delicious food, ice cream shops, the pier, and much more… Some of my favorite places are The Spot, Saltgrass, Shrimp N Stuff, and Frios Gourmet Pops, just to name a few.

Our Galveston Beach Adventure

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If you’re ever in the Houston area, make some time for a beach trip. I’m telling you, you will love it. My family always has a great time when we visit. If you’ve already been, leave me a comment and tell me what’s your favorite part of Galveston beach.

Saludos,
Thirty Minus One

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Getaway to Destin’s Sandy Beaches

Living in Georgia had its perks, we were right on the border with Alabama and only hours from Florida-Georgia line. This led to many visits to Panama city in the past. And our most recent, a trip Destin, Florida. We planned all the details of this trip about two weeks prior to traveling. As a birthday celebration for our oldest.

Let me tell you, it was a great trip. So, keep reading to check on my all recommendations…

Destin Beach

Lodging

I will admit that because we stayed with the Destin Army Recreation Area; I am not familiar with the service or quality of other hotels in the area. But if you are a military family, I recommend that you check them out. The room was spacious, there was ample parking, lots of recreational options and great location – right off the water and close to other Destin amenities.

Breakfast

If you are in Destin or near, you have got to check out the Donut hole. It’s a diner style restaurant which I could compare to IHOP; but better.

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Creamistry Katy’s – Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream. Add it to your weekend list!

Creamistry Katy’s – Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream. Add it to your weekend list!

Here’s why…

Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream

Creamistry is not your typical ice cream shop. The ice cream here is ah-ma-zing! It’s fresh and made to order through a liquid nitrogen process that only takes minutes. And aren’t most people all about fresh ingredients these days?

The place is chic! The Creamologists make you feel welcomed; as soon as I walked in I was greeted.

Being my first time there and having done very little research, they were patient enough to explain the process to me. And answer a million questions about additional menu options; vegan, organic, dairy free options, etc…

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Houston Super Bowl; Eats and Entertainment

Houston Super Bowl; Eats and Entertainment

I cook at home for my family almost everyday but when we go out to eat there’s a handful of restaurant that always make the list.

Churrascos among my top choices and yes it is family friendly. We have been on several occasion, mostly for lunch. I recommend this place because although of its upscale atmosphere, the prices are affordable. The food is delicious and the drinks are cheap. Speaking of drinks, they have happy hour everyday, from 4PM to 7PM. There are several locations in Houston but the closest to all the Super Bowl activities is Churrascos River Oaks; Churrascos Memorial and Churrascos Westheimer are not too far.

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Panama: Part III – Bocas del Toro

Panama: Part III – Bocas del Toro

If you have been following along my Panama adventure, thanks for coming back to read the last post in the series! If you’re just joining me, thanks for visiting, you can catch up here.

On the previous post, I shared details about a five-point tour that we did upon arriving in Bocas del Toro. That tour was great for two reasons. One, it was an all day event and two, we got to see a lot more than we would have on our own.

Books Town, Bocas del Toro

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