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NC Zoo: Acacia Station Giraffe Deck

NC Zoo: Giraffe Feeding

Visiting the North Carolina Zoo‘s Acacia Station Giraffe Deck and feeding the giraffes has been on my “want” list since it first opened. It’s a special exhibit that is only open for a few hours each day during the warmer months. Since…

Walnut Creek Wetland Center – Raleigh

Walnut Creek Wetland Center: Books

Exploring our local parks does not have to be reserved for only warm, dry weather days. Often you can find something to do even on the cold and/or rainy days. The Walnut Creek Wetland Center is one of these such…

NC Zoo: Air Hike Ropes Course

NC Zoo: Air Hike Ropes Course

The North Carolina Zoo added a couple of new attractions this year – Zoofari an open-air vehicle tour of the Watani Grassland exhibit and Air Hike Ropes Course. The Air Hike Ropes Course is positioned in Africa with its entrance near…

NC Theatre & Broadway Series South: Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins Storytime at Crabtree Valley Mall

Mary Poppins is in the Triangle preparing for an upcoming production at the Duke Energy Center. Last week my youngest and I caught a glimpse of her up close during a special story time hosted at Crabtree Valley Mall where…

White Deer Park – Garner

White Deer Park - Garner: Natural Play Area

White Deer Park is located directly across from Lake Benson Park in Garner. It’s 96 acres features play areas, trails, picnic shelters, open space, and a Nature Center. There are 2 playground areas in this spacious park. When you arrive, the road…

USS North Carolina Battleship – Wilmington

USS North Carolina Wilmington

Taking advantage of my son’s recent track out from year round school, we decided to make a day trip to Wilmington. At around 2 hours each way depending where you are in the Triangle, it’s easily doable if you don’t…

Historic Yates Mill County Park – Raleigh

Historic Yates Mill County Park: Gristmill

Yates Mill County Park is located in south Raleigh and is part of the Wake County Parks & Recreation. It’s namesake landmark is the county’s only remaining gristmill. Each year from March through November the Park offers tours of the…

Durham Bulls Fan Fest

Durham Bulls Fan Fest

** The 2017 Durham Bulls Fan Fest will be held on Saturday, March 4th from 11am – 2pm. ** The official start of spring is still a couple of weeks away, but, for our family, it always begins with the…

Tic Toc Escapes – Raleigh

Tic Toc Escapes: The Green Room

From Sarah C.: Over the summer I heard about the new “craze” – escape rooms. It sounded like fun. Well, if your idea of fun is being locked in a room with the only way out* accessed via problem solving. Fast…

Page Farms: Strawberries

Page Farms Strawberry Fields

 From Sarah C.: One of my favorite parts of spring? Strawberry season. Thanks to our crazy winter weather this year, the start of strawberry season has been a bit delayed with the first farms opening for “pick your own” over…

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