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The Ultimate Central Florida Bucket List

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The Ultimate Central Florida Bucket List

Gulf Coast
Visit Winter at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Become a Pirate aboard Captain Memo’s Pirate Cruise
Run through the sprinkler park at The Florida Aquarium
Feed the animals at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo
Shell on the Islands off the Gulf Coast
See some mermaids at Weeki Wachee State Park
Tour Solomon’s Castle
Check out the art at the Salvador Dali Muesam
Ride the roller coasters at Busch Gardens
Celebrate sunset at Pier 60
Listen to the bells at Bok Tower Gardens
Beat the heat at Adventure Island
Climb the St. Augustine Lighthouse
Tube the Rainbow Springs
Get hands on at MOSI
Kayak out to Caladesi Island
See the birds at Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary
Take a ride on Wild Bill’s Air Boat Tours
Take a spooky ride up Spook Hill
Tour the SS American Victory
Race the kids at Grand Prix Tampa
Take a ride on Tampa’s Streetcar System
Experience the Big Cat Rescue
Check out the art at Dunedin Fine Art Center
Climb up high at Verticle Venture
Hike around Honeymoon Island
Dig for fossils at Dinosaur World
Swim with manatees at Crystal River
Check out the Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs
Ride the Sun Coast Trolley
Catch some rays at Indian Rocks Beach
See some majestic animals at Suncoast Primate Sanctuary
Swim with the fish at Rum Fish Grill
Tour the gulf beaches on the Dolphin Racer
Snorkel at Egmont Key
Have an adventure at Empower Adventures
Ride a Fun Coup around the beach
Walk the board walk on Madeira Beach
Take some selfies at the St. Pete Urban Mural Tour
Visit Alligator Attraction on John’s Pass
Pose with the Hulk Hogan statue outside Hogan’s Beach Shop
Visit the flamingos at the Sunken Gardens
Feed Giraffes at the Giraffe Ranch
Relax on Pass-A-Grille Beach
Splash around at Kiwanis Sprayground
Taste the donuts at The Mini Donuts Factory
Horse back ride the Beach
Ice Skating at the Mall in Clearwater
Taste the sugar at Cotton Candy Palace

Orlando Area
Pick out a pair of Havianas at Disney Springs
Become a Prince or Princess at the Bibbidi Boppity Boutique
Visit the mouse at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom
Take a ride aboard Disney’s Monorail
Eat (and Drink) around the world at Disney’s Epcot
Take a Safari at Disney World’s Animal Kingdom
See the amazing views from atop the Eye of Orlando
Get up close to the Alligators at Gator Land
Sip on some Butterbeer at Universal Studios
Kiss a dolphin at Discovery Cove
Eat Dinner with Belle and Beast at Be Our Guest
East everything in The Kitchen Sink at Beaches and Cream
Have a Dole Whip
See the Welcome Show at Magic Kingdom
Explore the Holy Land
Take a Master Builder Class at Lego Land
Get Slimed at Nickelodeon
Experience The Great Escape
Skydive at iFly Indoor Skydiving
Join the Fans at ESPN Wide World of Sports
Watch Cirque De Soliel’s
Blue Man Group
Tour the town of Celebration
Have fun with color at the Crayola Experience
Visit the big M&M at M&M World
Sip some tea at Infusion Tea
Lunch at the American Girl Bistro
Eat at the Krusty Burger in Universal Studios
Get your dolls hair done at the American Girl Salon
Visit the Orlando Science Center
Explore Wonder Works
Get Wild at Wild Florida
Have Fun at Fun Spot America
Play at Disney Quest
Golf at Pirates Cove Adventure Golf
See the unbelievable at Ripley’s Believe it Or Not
Explore International Drive
Snorkel at Devil’s Den Spring
Take a selfie with celebrities at Madam Tussauds
Relax under a tree at Big Tree Park
Satisfy a sweet tooth at World of Chocolate Museum
Take a trapeze class at Orlando Flying Trapeze
Walk Disney’s Boardwalk
Snorkel with sharks at Typhoon Lagoon
Get Chilly at the ICEBAR
Plunge down some water slides at Wet n’ Wild
Race at the Magical Midway
See a dolphin show at Sea World
Get wet at Aquatica
Learn about the Titanic at Titanic the Experience
Visit the Sea Life Aquarium
Eat at the Biggest McDonald’s
Relax in the lazy river at Blizzard Beach
Explore the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Take a Ride on the Mount Washington Cog Railway!

A trip to the White Mountains is not complete with out seeing the views from the highest peek in the north east at the top of Mount Washington.
There are 3 ways to get to the top of Mount Washington, hike it, drive it, or take The Mount Washington Cog Railway.  I can’t hike up a hill never mind a 6,288 foot mountain, plus I have three kids in tow so that option went out the window quickly.
Many people drive up the mountain, however I get an anxiety attack driving in town, so windy roads on the side of a mountain didn’t sound like a peaceful afternoon.  Plus I had nightmares of my brakes failing and my car overheating when I considered it, so driving was a “no-way”.
The Cog Railway was exactly what we needed.  We pulled up, and parked, got our tickets, then sat back and enjoyed the views throughout the 3 hour guided train tour.

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The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum ~ A Must See in Boston!

Living in the Boston area my entire life, I thought I had been through all the best museums the city has to offer.  I was wrong!  I had never been to the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum.  Actually I wasn’t even aware that it existed until our last visit to The Boston Children’s Museum and Anthony pointed out the “awesome” ship across the harbor.
With Anthony being the museum lover he is, I knew we had to explore it on our next trip into the city.  However I had no idea what to expect because and wasn’t sure if it would be something that was interesting enough to hold a 10 year old boys attention.

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Museum of Fine Arts Boston

I talked about the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum as the best place to find some history in Boston, Today I want to share the best place to find some art and culture in the city.  The Museum of Fine Arts is an enormous museum, literally we walked over 3 hours and didn’t see everything, that is full of amazing art and cultural artifacts from all over the world.
As we walked in we were in awe of the incredible wall art and the staircase.  It was simply breath taking!

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Some Thing GOOD is Here! GOOD THiNS Snacks

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons and GOODTHiNS. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Some Thing GOOD is Here! GOOD THiNS Snacks!

If you have not had a chance to try GOODTHiNS, you might want to head to your local store the beginning of March 3rd! You can find them in your cracker aisle at Albertsons/Safeway stores! I made a dash to our local Shaws store and picked up a few boxes for me and my family to try!

My two favorites were the Original Sweet Potato and the Rice Veggie Blend! I love sweet potatoes, so I was excited to try them, and I was not disappointed! The sweet potato had a nice and light flavor that wasn’t heavy and left me feeling satisfied and happy! These GOODTHiNS Snacks make for a great snack anytime of the day! 

You can toss some in a resealable bag and send off with your children for school, snack on them while you are at work, or just enjoy at the end of the evening! There is truly no wrong time to enjoy some of these light and crisp GOOD THiNS snacks! 

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Why I Love GOOD THiNS Snacks

GOOD THiNs snacks are a nice wholesome snack option for you to enjoy! You don’t need to top them, just put some in a bowl and eat them alone! Or if you are like me, and can’t resist, eat them straight out of the box! They are made with real ingredients like wheat, potato and rice. These snacks are baked not fried, which is a huge win for me!  GOOD THiNS have 60% less fat than the leading regular fried potato chip! 

These have become my go to snack on days, I am craving something with a little crunch to it! GOOD THiNS snacks are really light and crisp and the flavor is on point! 

  • NO high fructose corn syrup
  • NO artificial colors
  • NO cholesterol
  • NO partially hydrogenated oils
  • Goodness baked inside
  • Wholesome

Variety of Flavors To Try Out: 

GOOD THiNS Sweet Potato, GOOD THiNS Chickpea Garlic and Herb, GOOD THiNS Original Potato, GOOD THiNS Potato Spinach & Garlic, GOOD THiNS Rice Veggie Blend

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons and GOODTHiNS. The opinions and text are all mine.

K1 Speed Go-Kart Racing in Wilmington, Ma!

Are you looking for a new indoor activity to take your kids to?  I’ve found it!  The cold short days make my kids extra rambunctious so I was ecstatic to get invited to K1 Speed in Wilmington, Massachusetts.
The Wilmington location is new so we had never been there before, and the only go-karts the kids had driven in the past were small ones at the local ice cream stand and the one that Santa had gotten Anthony a few years ago from the toy store..  When the boys walked in and saw the go-karts at K1 Speed their reaction was beyond words.  Aidan’s voice was screeching over the excitement and Anthony face was lit up with a smile from ear to ear.
After we all registered at the front desk and signed waiver forms, we were ready to enter the racing area.  The staff was great, explained everything to the kids from how to drive the karts to what each flag meant.  Plus they took the time to answer every question Aidan asked, which was a lot because he was over excited and his sensory issues were starting to show.
A huge thank you goes out to the men in the racing area for having all the patience in the world with Aidan’s autism!
Once the kids knew how to drive the junior karts and were all set in their safety gear, it was time to race!
The staff is able to control the speed, so the junior drivers rolled out to the starting line slowly.
Then once the race started the go-karts were able to drive at full speed, which is FAST!  After watching the cars go by, I understood why there is a 42″ height requirement for the junior karts.  However like at the start of the race, the staff was able to slow the karts down when needed.  So when Lilly got bumped into and stuck in a corner, they slowed down Aidan and Anthony and ran right over to help her.
The junior races consist of 12 laps and winners are based on speed which is calculated and displayed on the board throughout the entire race.
Anthony came in first place followed by Aidan in second, and as you can see below, Lilly wasn’t very happy that the boys beat her.
However she was smiling again once she got her print out with all the details from the race on it.  She learned she would be able to track her improvement each time we go back and her goal is now to win against her brothers on a future visit.
After the kids settled down from their junior race, it was time to watch daddy take part in an adult race.
The adult races have a minimum height requirement of 58″ and consist of 14 laps.
Wilmington has two race tracks, one that is for both junior and adult races and another that is more curvy and is only for adult racing.
The building is set up beautifully with arcade games, pool tables, and plenty of seating for hanging out with friends and family or grabbing a snack from the snack bar.
K1 Speed also offers birthday party packages for both kids and adults along with hosting special events.
This would be a unique and fun birthday idea that would surely make amazing memories!

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