Great Wolf Lodge PAW PASS!

 At Great Wolf Lodge
On our recent trip to Great Wolf Lodge Poconos we came upon a wonderful resort option called the Paw Pass! When making your room reservation or upon arrival you can add on the Paw Pass. It is quite a savings and really includes so many activities the kids will want anyway, along with some real perks!

 The Paw Pass comes as a lanyard so you or your child can easily wear it! You will want to have it handy throughout your stay. ALL of the things pictured were included in the Paw Pass, along with some additional fun!

Emily’s favorite part  of the Paw Pass was getting to choose her favorite animal at the Great Wolf Stuffing Station! There were so many choices, but she went with the pink poodle. The outfit was not included, but very reasonable.

Our next stop on the Paw Pass was MagiQuest. For each pass your child can choose one Classic or Brilliant Wand and the pass also includes the MagiQuest game and book! The kids really had fun going from hallway to hallway on their quest! 
For my older sons Gr8_Space was a little break for them to go and enjoy music and video games. It gave them a little time away from their little sister and a chance to just hang around. Admission to Gr8_Space is included with the pass.
Race Zone, also included, was a bunch of fun. Each of the children had a chance to enjoy two race events using a rental car and one custom made driver’s license. My 11 year old, Adam had a great time racing!
We all had fun at the arcade. The kids were thrilled to find out they each would get 20 tokens for Northern Lights Arcade. My two sons played Deal or No Deal and won 400 tickets! 
While the boys were in the arcade, hubby and I took Emily to get her small glitter tattoo! Since she has 2 brothers, she was able to get three tattoos! She traded them for extra tokens!
If you like tattoos and glitter, you will love the tattoos! They last a week, but don’t get them done until you are finished with your water park fun. Emily chose a mermaid, a rose, and a heart. They were adorable!

One last thing, don’t forget your Paw Pass, even when you go to the water park. You won’t want to miss out on the Souvenir Sipper with a drink and one Chipstix with your choice of seasonings at the Snack Bar. They sure are yummy!

If you are planning a trip to the Great Wolf Lodge, you should  definitely take advantage of the Paw Pass! You won’t regret it! Just leave enough time to GET everything that is included!

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UGG Store NYC! My Trip!

UGG Store NYC! My Trip!

This may not be exciting to everyone, but to an UGG lover, like I am this was quite an experience! The UGG store is located at 600 Madison Avenue, New York, NY. From the very first time I saw someone walking the streets of NYC carrying an UGG bag, I knew I had to find the UGG store and visit it! I did locate the store a while ago, have seen it from the outside, but the other night I finally got to take a look inside.

I was not always an UGG lover, but since getting my boots, I have certainly conceded to the UGG craze. They are the warmest, most comfortable boots that I have ever had on my feet. I hate to take them off  when I come in the house because I know I have to get a heavy duty warm and comfy pair of socks out to take their place. Well, there was only one thing to do, right? Go to the UGG store and buy a pair of slippers! Then I would never have to worry, I could go from my boots to my slippers without a “chilly” worry.
The UGG store certainly lived up. I got there close to closing, so I did not have to wait in line for more than 5 minutes to get inside. The wait was okay, since it gave me a chance to check out all the window displays. 

Store Window
Kids’ Section
Once inside the crowded, but managable store, it was easy to see why it was so crowded. UGGS everywhere! I spent the first few minutes just going from place to place checking out all the different kinds of Uggs that were available. They even had a limited edition Swarvoski crystal studded pair of Ugg boots with the Empire State Building on the side (only available in NYC at that location). Okay, so since they were encased in glass, I did not even bother to ask the price, but they really were gorgeous!
Swarvoski Crystal studded pair of Ugg Boots

After wandering around to the men’s section and the seeing the children’s choices, I made my decision about the slippers. I went with the Women’s Rylan in Orchid Bloom! They were so comfy! So, now I can have my Uggs and have them, too…24/7! By the way, about 80 percent of the people in the Ugg Store were already wearing Uggs!

My Slippers 🙂

I loved my trip to the Ugg Store and honestly, I cannot wait to go back, even though I’m not sure when that will be! A girl can never have too many Ugg boots, right?
So, if you love Uggs and have a chance to visit the UGG store, don’t miss it! You won’t be disappointed!

Wizarding World Of Harry Potter – Universal Studios Orlando

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Universal Oralando
Our trip to Universal Studios is always filled with fun and excitement, but out last trip was especially wonderful because of our new venture, visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
I feel especially connected to the whole Harry Potter craze, since my 19 year old son grew up on Harry Potter books. It seemed inevitable that we would have to visit the WWHP and see what it had it store for us!

Universal Studios really outdid themselves with the new addition to the park. The entrance to Hogsmeade was breathtaking! Everyone around us just stopped in their tracks to take it all in.
The Hogwart’s Express to the left, shops to the right, snow on the rooftops, it was just overwhelming and well worth the trip already. As we walked down the crowded cobblestone path my family had to make a stop for some butterbeer in a take home mug! Wow! Everyone agreed it was perfect!

Of course the highlight of the trip was a visit to Hogwarts! Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey was not a ride to miss. It was well worth the line and there was plenty to talk about and look at while we were waiting. If you want to reride, be sure to ask for the single rider line to make a much quicker second trip! We spent time at the WWHP at the beginning of the day, but we only had a one day pass, we also went back to the area to revisit about an hour before the park closed. At that time we were able to just “enter” any shop with no line to wait in, including the “Ollivander’s” the wand shop, where you can choose the wand that is right for you. Don’t miss it, althought you will have a hard time choosing! I hope if you get the chance to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, you enjoy it as much as our family. I’m sure you will! Have a wonderful trip! 

A New York City Christmas!

A New York City Christmas!

Even though I did not actually spend Christmas in New York City, I did spend a lot of time there leading up until Christmas. It seems no matter how much time you have in NYC, it’s never enough!

I felt especially blessed to share the holiday experience with my family. I was lucky enough to see Tiffany’s lit up as a gift box and their gigantic crystal light display illuminating the streets. Radio City always know how to do it up right with wooden soldiers that go alongside the famous sign as they tip over every few minutes!

Of course my yearly favorite was Rockefeller Center where people lined the surrounding streets shoulder to shoulder trying to get a glimpse of the humongous tree. But the crowd was well worth it! The tree at Rock Center was just breathtaking! It’s really an experience you would not want to miss if you are in the area.

The windows all the way down 5th Avenue were adorned with different scenes, one more beautiful than the nest. I think no matter what street you walked down from Times Square up to Central Park you were able to be taken in by the city lights! It’s makes me sad to see the Christmas season come to an end, but I do look forward to the Christmas lights in New York City every year!

AMC Dine In Theatres at AMC Menlo Park 12

AMC Dine-In Theatres at Menlo Park 12

AMC Dine-In Theatres at AMC Menlo Park 12

Beginning December 15th you can watch a movie and dine in luxury! In my past blog I wrote about the Dine In experience at the Fork and Screen, the movie theater designed for everyone. This time I experienced AMC Cinema Suites, special theatres for the 21+ crowd! AMC Menlo Park has 4 suites like this. They feature
Premium, upscale in-theatre dining- Reserved seating in luxury recliners- Extensive menu options such as Lobster Ravioli and Bleu Cheese Chips. I personally ordered the Tenderloin Steak Tips and can’t even begin to tell you how delicious they were!
You can enjoy your appetizers, dinner and/or dessert on the unique swivel tables via seat

service! Just a press of the red button and your waiter will appear with your favorite drink (I enjoyed the Mango smoothie), speciality popcorn, or whatever you choose to order! By the end of the movie your check will be delivered and that’s a wrap!

The only problem I see going to the AMC Cinema Suites it that is it SO comfortable, it was sad to see the movie come to an end. I cannot wait to go back again!

The AMC Dine-In Menlo Park 12 also features the Fork and Screen in 8 of the theaters for:
casual in-theater tabletop dining,
upgraded reserved seating,a wonderful menu including crab rangoon dip (delicious) and many other great choices.
Guests must be at least 18, or accompanied by a parent or guardian at least 21.

See you soon at the AMC Dine-In Theater Menlo Park 12! If you would like “buy one ticket get one free” or Free dessert or appetizer with the purchase of an entree, please follow my blog and post a comment with your email so I can get in touch with you!
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