Emerald Lake State Park East Dorset, Vermont The Bloom: What’s the attraction? Emerald Lake State Park lives up to its name—a beautiful lake reflecting the green hills of Southern Vermont. The park provides a variety of opportunities for camping and day-trips. The Nectar: What’s sweet about this place? What’s not to love about an adorable little lake complete with beach, boat rentals, and an island to explore!? We visited on a sunny Sunday in June. The water was pleasant and
What do hippos and little humans have in common?
Woodland Park Zoo Seattle, Washington Everybody loves the zoo, right! Well, actually, my kids have never been big zoo-goers. I don’t totally understood why, but a visit to the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington gave me some insights into what might change our minds. The Bloom: What’s the attraction? Woodland Park Zoo is a lovely city zoo set in Woodland Park. The zoo’s paths snake through trees opening up to animal enclosures and exhibits along the way. It’s a lovely pl
A Journal of Be(e)utiful Pla(y)ces
Welcome to the Journal of Be(e)utiful Pla(y)ces! What is this journal (ok, blog) all about? The Journal of Be(e)utiful Pla(y)ces is a travel log documenting the fun, family-friendly places that I visit with my kids. But, I have to warn you--I’m someone who makes museum exhibits and park experiences for a living. So, this blog will mostly be a place to capture my reflections as a participant observer simultaneously playing the roles of “mom” and “interpretive professional.” Th