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Huntington Park Columbus Ohio

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Take me out to the ballgame, take me out with the crowd, buy some peanuts and cracker jacks....sing along. Here I am (oophs eyes closed), at our local ball field, Huntington Park a few weeks. What a deal this night of entertainment was. I bought a Groupon (50% off which meant I paid for 1 ticket and got 2), through Superpoints (see badge in sidebar), which meant I also got POINTS! We had a "ball". Huntington Park is an awesome ball park.
Entertainment for the whole family. After all baseball is America's Game. This is ride for the wee ones is like riding the horses outside grocery stores. We passed this on our way to our seats.
Some interesting large historical posters give a real feel for the long standing history of the game in Columbus Ohio.
Some cute kids in front of us. Good friends who really enjoyed the game. Surging the team on with their rally caps.
You pass the Liberty Bell, which has it's own separate history. Sadly I couldn't get a good pic…

The Old Mohawk, Columbus Ohio

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Around the bar on a Saturday afternoon, at The Old Mohawk in German Village. Hubby and I had attended the annual Haus and Garten tour in German Village. Hot and dusty and naturally thirsty we stopped in at an old favorite location. When we were younger we visited The Old Mohawk often for Beer and Burgers. Was always a fun location, small and a bit of a dive...but a good dive.

The Bar's been in operation since 1933, so it's quite historic. It's located at 819 Mohawk Street on the corner of Mohawk and Kossuth in the heart of German Village. Myles Elk opened the tavern in 1933 after the 18th amendment, Prohibition was abolished. Rumor have it, they were famous for the turtle soup, which was always made fresh. The turtles were raised in the basement. Now, I believe this was more then a rumor. My Mother actually visited upstairs in her youth. Her family knew the owner. She informed me years ago they had turtles in the basement. If Mom said it, I take it as fact, not…

Car Travel and Summer Family Vacations

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Pack the car and grab the kids and take your family vacation. Yes pack the car, not board the plane. Cars travel is much more suited to a family vacation then plane travel. Something families should consider before they book those expensive plane tickets and spend money that makes the vacation more expensive then it needs to be.

Why car travel over plane travel?
It's far more cost effectiveYou can do it on your time table (like traveling around kids nap times)You can stop when you need to for bathroom breaks (not wait til the light goes on that it's ok, while your child moans that he or she has to go, not wait til it's smooth in the air, not wait til 300 ish other passengers make their way to the itty bitty bathroom)You can see interesting things along the wayYou can play family games and carry on conversations (often not possible on the plane because it's too loud with the motor noise and that off the other 300 ish passengers)You can eat when you need to, not work …

The Rain in Spain

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The Rain in Spain stays mainly on the plains....can't you hear Eliza singing that in My Fair Lady!

Packing for the weather can be difficult, particularly if you're travel to a new and unknown area. What's it like? Do I need flip flops for the beach, boots to stay warm, or an umbrella to ward off rain? The weather in Spain is even more confusing. Why? There's a large diversity in the weather due to inland conditions, beach front, as well as mountainous terrain. Making your first necessary stop, The Spanish Weather website.

The website is easy to navigate and provide a great deal of information. Weather temperatures are listed both in Fahrenheit and Celsius to aid travelers from all over the globe. If you're heading to Spain to golf, or do other outdoor activities you really need to plan ahead and pack accordingly.

You can perform searches for a specific city to help you plan, as well as obtain a 3, 5, 7, 10 or even 14 days weather forcast. But, there'…