World Premiere: Pompeii The Exhibit Life And Death In the Shadow of Vesuvius

DTSX Times Square
“World Premiere of Pompeii The Exhibit
Life And Death In The Shadow of Vesuvius”
Discovery Times Square Exposition 
Opens March 4, 2011
If you have a definite interest in Pompeii or want to learn more about it and experience Pompeii first hand, you will not want to miss this exhibit!
I was fortunate enough to be invited to a preview night for the new exhibit event at DTSX Times Square NYC the other night.
I personally love learning everything I can about Pompeii and cannot wait to be a part of the action!
The exhibit is very informative and very emotional.
Walking into the room of body casts from people and animals that were caught in their tracks when  Mt. Vesuvius erupted, covering Pompeii, Italy was overwhelming. The thought of all those poor people covered in ash. The body casts were amazing and I felt honored to be able to experience seeing them.  How wonderful that we now have a chance to see the artifacts that were left behind.
During Pompeii The Exhibit, you can experience first hand what Pompeii was like before and after Mt. Vesuvius made its mark. 
Our audio guide was fantastic and a wonderful perk to the exhibit! It was great having two choices of numbers on the audio guide for “children” and “adults”. I loved it, since I was there with my 11 and 4 year old. They both we able to experience the exhibit, on their own level. They especially enjoyed the “closed space” movie where we were able to follow along watching the events of the day leading up to the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius 2,000 years ago.
 I also enjoyed reading the very long events timeline, spanning the length of the room! 
The jewelry inside the display was wonderful, and there was plenty to choose from in the gift shoppe, as well as many other choices, including books, dvds, leather checkers, and more.

We all also enjoyed sampling two different waters inported from Italy. What a night! What a great exhibit!
You are not allowed to photograph inside of the display area. I was able to give a few sample pics from the gift shop area.
If you are in the NYC area, or planning a vacation to the area- do not miss Pompeii-The Exhibit! It is great for all ages and the experience is unforgettable!
See you at Discovery Times Square
Pompeii The Exhibit
For more information:
See You At Pompeii The Exhibit!
All opinions are my own. A special thank you to Discovery Times Square Expostion for hosting a wonderful night!


DTSX Times Square
Free Teachers’ Preview Event!
Pompeii The Exhibit
Life And Death In The Shadow Vesuvius
If you are a teacher or know someone who is, this is a free teachers’ event that you will not want to miss out on!
March 2, 2011 is teachers’ preview night for the new exhibit event at DTSX Times Square NYC.
Teachers must preregister for this event
for a night of previews, learning and fun!
I personally love learning everything I can about Pompeii and cannot wait to be a part of the action!

The link below is the registration-Space is limited:
(must have valid teacher id to enter..each ticket good for teacher and one guest)
See you at Discovery Times Square
Pompeii The Exhibit

BON JOVI Circle Tour NYC

The Circle Tour
Madison Square Garden NYC
Okay, What can I say? You either are a Bon Jovi fan or you’re not. My entire family is a Bon Jovi loving family. Even Emily knows the songs, since they are ring tones on my BB and alarms. So, I was thrilled to be able to go to the Bon Jovi’s Circle Tour last night!
I was a little concerned when I heard there was no “lead-in” band. But, I was definitely NOT disappointed when Bon Jovi started one hit after another and played from 8pm until past 11pm…non stop! I had seen him in the spring at the New Meadowlands Stadium, but this was even better!!
The energy was outrageous. The music was great. Bon Jovi-Amazing!
I was so happy to hear some of my favorite songs like:
We Weren’t Born to Follow
Have a Nice Day
Wanted Dead or Alive
Bad Medicine
Livin on a Prayer
It’s MY Life!

If you have a chance to see Bon Jovi LIVE, don’t miss out!
For more info on Bon Jovi:

Hershey Lodge! It’s Cozy Inside

Hershey Lodge-It’s Cozy Inside
It has a been an unusually cold winter, but don’t worry there is a place in Hershey,PA where it  is warm and cozy inside, the Hershey Lodge! My family has spent many years going to Hershey at different times of the year, but one of my favorite times to visit the Hershey Lodge is during Chocolate Covered February. What a perfect month to enjoy chocolate everywhere you look!

Our visit to the lodge started with a great feature: The Kids’ Check-In. The characters are right there in the lobby to meet and greet the children(and adults). There is a special desk for the children to check in and gather up some goodies-including a personalized lanyard, stickers, coloring sheets, crayons, little surprises, candy and even a candy guessing contest! That immediately gets everyone into the right frame of mind. The kids are happy, so everyone is happy! 
Soon after checking in we all wanted to head to the indoor pool, whirlpool and game room. 
It could not be any nicer. It was great to be in a nice warm pool and view all the snow surrounding us outside the windows! We knew right then, we were in the right place! Let the relaxing and fun begin! The duckies in the pool-bonus! It does not matter if you have children or not, you cannot help but enjoy the Hershey Lodge pool. If you visit in the summer, you can also enjoy a second outdoor pool!

After our swim and game play, including ping-pong, we headed to another one of the many lodge activities: Graham Cracker house building. What fun! Everything you need to make your house is supplied by the lodge, all you have to do is show up and have fun! Some other activities include:hotel crafts,pool games,  movies, Hershey kiss Bingo and more! Be prepared to plan so you can get in some real fun!
When it’s time for dinner you don’t have to worry about leaving Hershey Lodge. There are choices within the lodge for every taste. Our family favorite for dinner is The Bear’s Den. This restaurant is themed after the Hershey Bear’s hockey team and comes complete with “ice floor”(not real ice) and private tv’s within each booth! Can you say fun? Not only is it a great themed restaurant, the food is delicious and the popcorn is endless!
After dinner we spent some time in the lobby relaxing by the fireplace. We could not help but to get a nice cup of coffee at the Cocoa Beanery and then headed back to the room for a great night’s rest. Somewhere along the way, we picked up a Big Hershey Kiss and of course a kiss shaped balloon! It must have been our stop at the gift shop! We sure needed a rest after our action packed day at the lodge!
But, the fun was not over in the morning. We headed for a speciality breakfast held on certain weekends throughout the year. On our way into Lebbie Lebkicher’s we were greeted by the Hershey band playing some lively tunes! During breakfast, which I absoulately LOVE, we were surrounded by chocolate covered strawberries and fruits, choco chip pancakes, and even chocolate butter, chocolate everything! Of course, there were many other breakfast items, as well as a regular menu available. The people at Lebbie’s  and the lodge could not have been any nicer. Chef Andy even greeted us and made the rounds. Everyone in the room seemed satisfied! It was a real perk to have the Hershey characters going from table to table! It was a Chocolate dream come true! 
If you are looking for a great resort to visit during any season, you should definitely consider the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA! It’s a great place for families, couples, friends and conventions!
For more information on the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center and for great rates and packages please visit:
Have a Chocolate Covered Day!

Sesame Place Family 4Pack Tickets Giveaway!

Sesame Place
4 Pack Ticket Giveaway
Now that it’s March, I cannot help but think about the Opening Day at Sesame Place! This year’s park opening will be April 30, 2011. The way time is moving, it will be here in the blink of an eye. It’s never too early to get your Sesame Passes or start planning your vacation overnight to Sesame Place in Langhorne, PA!
Sesame Place is currently offering many great
hotel deals, 
but one of my favorites is the Buy 2 nights, get one
additional night free!
This hotel deal INCLUDES the
Sesame Season 
for all people in the room! 
You will not believe the 
family friendly price of this package.

The only thing more fun than going to Sesame Place
and playing all day…is staying overnight and going
back the next day for more fun! Since this package
includes the Sesame Season Pass, you can go back all season long and “Play for free”!

A Giveaway for 3decades3kids Readers 🙂

Sesame Place is offering one of 3decades3kids readers a chance to win four (4) single day passes good for the upcoming season at Sesame Place, Langhorne, PA.  It’s a great chance to check out Sesame Place for the day or if you are already a season pass holder, it’s a great treat  for family or friends! Good Luck! 
How To Enter:  You may do one or all of the following! Leave a separate comment below this post for each option  to increase  your chance of winning. Please also leave me a way to get in contact with you! 🙂 
  1. Follow 3decades3kidsBLOG  and leave a comment telling who your favorite Sesame Street character is.
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3decades3kids is participating in this Sesame Place giveaway. Sesame Place is responsible for the delivery of the prize.  This giveaway will end on Thursday, March 10th, 2011 at 11:00pm- EST. The winner will be selected using and will be contacted by email. They will have 48 hours to respond to the email.  If there is no response, a new winner will be selected.  This giveaway is open to US residents only. Must be 18 or older to enter.  Good Luck and have a Sesame kind of day!
Counting down the days until Sesame Place opens on April 30, 2011