Sunday, December 27, 2015

12.23.15 - 12.27.15 Christmas in Indy

We headed to Indy to celebrate Christmas. As usual, it was a fun time with the little people. It's so fun to watch their personalities grow.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

12.12.15 I PET A PENGUIN!

For my birthday, Glenn set up a penguin encounter at Busch Gardens. It was amazing!!!!

Monday, December 7, 2015

11.26.15 - 12.6.15 South Florida and Norwegian Getaway

On Thanksgiving we headed down to Fort Myers to meet up with Karen and her family. We stayed at Diamond Head Beach Resort.  It is an old school Florida resort on a great beach. We enjoyed their Thanksgiving buffet. In the morning, we headed to Miami for a 2 night stay at the Biltmore Coral Gables. It's a gorgeous resort. The pool is huge and we spent a couple days relaxing. One night we had dinner at Bulla Gastro bar and Cypress Tavern. Bulla Gastrobar had great tapas. Cypress Tavern was also a great dinner.

On Sunday, we boarded the Norwegian Getaway. We got a great deal on a Haven Spa Suite.  The Haven has a private pool, restaurant and bar plus we got access to the wet areas of the Spa. It was fantastic. I can't remember a more relaxing vacation. We enjoyed the comedy shows and exploring all the restaurants and bars and even made some great new cruise friends!

For shore excursions, we visited Couples Tower Isle in Jamaica and Sting Ray city in Grand Cayman.

The sting rays totally freaked me out.

Monday, November 23, 2015

11.18.15 - 11.22.15 Creative Live and San Francisco

I was invited to be in the live audience of a Creative Live course in San Francisco. It was a wonderful two days of learning and meeting some amazing social media experts from across the country.

Glenn flew out to meet me for the weekend.  We stayed at this adorable bed and breakfast - White Swan Inn. I highly recommend it. They have a great breakfast and happy hour.  Check out our room:

Saturday morning, we headed down to Fisherman's Wharf for a Muir Woods tour.

We stopped in Sausalito for lunch and wine tasting and then took the ferry back.

For dinner, we went to Cockscomb.  We had a great tuna collar as the appetizer. Glenn's dinner was not very good, but mine was excellent. We got to sit at the kitchen counter so it was fun watching the chefs work.

Friday, November 13, 2015

11.9.15 - 11.12.15 Meet Baby Lily

Marisa had a baby!! I got the chance to head up to Chicago to spend time with little Lily. It was delightful! I barely put her down.

Monday, November 9, 2015

11.6.15 - 11.8.15 Universal Studios

November is such a fun time to head over to Universal Studios since the crowds are lower. On Friday night, we went to Hollywood Studios to meet up with Laurie and Kate and attend the Dessert Party for the last season of the Osburne Dancing Lights. It was a great way to send off this amazing light show. Then we headed over to Universal Studios. We stayed at the Royal Pacific and did our regular route of rides and attractions. We tried Emeril's Tchoup Chop and the food was fantastic. We also found our way up to the bridge over the entrance to Islands of Adventure - a little trick Glenn had read about online. Super fun!


Monday, November 2, 2015

10.30.15 - 11.1.15 Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic

My parents met Glenn and I over at Disney World to enjoy the Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic. We love this event. Disney has some great restaurants and we like the live band with all the different wine options.  We ate at Sanaa, Flying Fish, bluezoo, and Raglan Road. We also attended a great wine blending seminar. We even fit in a little mini-golf.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

10.24.15 - 10.29.15 Mark Travel Summit

In October, I headed to the Mark Travel Summit in Cancun, Mexico with my fellow travel agent Sue Ann. We had a blast and got to visit a lot of great resorts and attend helpful workshops.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

10.16.15 - 10.20.15 Boston meets Indy

My parents graciously offered us their Colts versus Patriots tickets for October and our friends Tom and Margaret drove in from Boston to go with us. It was so much fun to combine a visit with my family and our Boston friends. We had a great time and even fit in a trip to an apple orchard, a birthday party for my mom, trying a new brewery, and some driveway sitting.


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

10.8.15 - 10.12.15 Adventures in Babysitting

In mid-October, I headed to St Louis to babysit my friends' children so they could celebrate a 40th birthday. It was a good adventure enjoying the great fall weather.

Monday, September 28, 2015

9.25.15 - 9.27.15 Valpo Homecoming

We headed back to Valparaiso University for my 15 year reunion. We also got a chance to visit our friends Jon and Jackie. We finally got to visit Three Floyds.  The best part of the weekend was playing euchre on a restaurant patio with my college roommate and two friends. It was worth the trip just for that. We also got to try a new restaurant in Chicago for brunch.

Monday, September 21, 2015

9.16.15 - 9.20.15 Disney World

Glenn and I decided to take a longer trip to Disney World to see the new attractions and enjoy some of the great restaurants. We had a blast.  We spent one night in the family suites at Art of Animation and then moved over to Animal Kingdom Lodge. Staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge is like staying in a zoo.

We spent the 5 days exploring new attractions and restaurants:

Character Meet and Greet at  Animal Kingdom

Eating at the Sushi Counter at California Grill

Cocktails at the new Boathouse

Character Meet and Greet at Epcot

Enjoying the new Moroccan Spice Table restaurant at Epcot

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show at the Polynesian resort

Disney Junior Breakfast at Hollywood Studios