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Guide: The OKC Zoo

The Oklahoma City Zoo is one of my favorite zoos. My youngest three grew up here spending countless days sitting by the glass near the apes or big cats watching, smiling, and waving at the animals just inches away. It’s family friendly, fun, affordable, and has the perfect balance of little-kid play and amazing animals. […]

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OBX Trip Day 1: Driving to North Carolin’s Outer Banks

Tifnotes: From Southern Maryland to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, it’s roughly a 5 hour drive if you take the 95 route.  There are tolls, but not many and the drive is fairly easy and direct. The Digs:  Thanks to a quick search on Homeaway, I found this amazing house that was available just […]

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St. Nikolausbahn — i.e. Gillrath Christmas Train

UPDATE:  Tickets are already sold out or nearly gone for half the rides this year.  Check the dates and times online.  You can get your tickets at the Gillrath or Schwierwaldenrath stations or at several other locations listed on the Nikolausfahrt information page on the train website. This annual train ride is very special and […]

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