Friday, August 19, 2016

Upcoming Fall Events at Shaker Village

 photo shaker run_zpsvg3kyhpy.jpgThere are many fun activities that take place daily at Shaker Village but when it comes to fall, it's the best time to head out to this beautiful place in Kentucky.

The Healthy Community Fall Trail Festival is September 3rd and features runs and a field festival.  There will be cooking demonstrations, nature programs and fun for the kids as well.  Of course, runners can enjoy admission to Shaker Village free with the race registration. It's all free for kids so bring the kids with you to you on!

HarvestFest is September 10-11 and is everything you want to kick off fall. Hay rides, hay stacks for the kids to climb on plus a harvest markets and, of course, the apple orchard. With music and food to round out the weekend, this is a great destination for a fun family weekend.

Don't forget! While you are there, you can always enjoy the "Daily Adventures" which include:
  • Hiking
  • Checking out the bird blind
  • A Riverboat ride
  • Tours
  • Stories
  • Hayrides (seasonal)
  • Horse + carriage ride
  • Taking in the gorgeous scenery

Friday, August 12, 2016

The Levee Kids Karnival

 photo levee carnival 16_zps3a2gugo9.jpgOn August 20th, Newport on the Levee is hosting a "Karnival" for everyone to enjoy.  This event runs from 11am-5pm and is free to attend.  

They will have entertainers, inflatables, carnival games and arts & crafts, workshops, corn hole, hourly shows and more.

Although they do not charge admission, tickets will be for sale for carnival games and to play on the inflatables. They will also have drinks for purchase.

The entertainment includes folks on stilts, jugglers and magicians.  As for the shows, they will have a juggling show, magic show, fire show and hula hoop workshop.

To see a schedule for the day and even more detail on the activities, click here

Monday, August 8, 2016

Cinemark Community Day - FREE Movies

August 20, 2016 from 9AM - 1PM 

This event will feature family-friendly movies for FREE along with discounted concession offerings!
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It is a fundraiser for WE.org

More details:
  • FREE family movies at all Cinemark locations from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Movie selection at each theatre may include the following family-friendly films: Kung Fu Panda 3, Home, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Madagascar 3, and Shrek.
  • Discounted concession items including: $2 small popcorn, $2 16 oz. soft drinks, and all packaged candy varieties for $2 (While supplies last)

Showtimes and movie selection will be available to view online at cinemark.com starting August 15th. Complimentary tickets for the select DreamWorks movies, at each theatre, will be available at the theatre box office only. Community Day showtime tickets will be available at each theatre’s box office starting at 8:30AM on August 20th.*
Find a Cinemark Theatre location near you: cinemark.com

*Free tickets to select DreamWorks movies will be available at the Cinemark box office starting at 8:30AM on August 20, 2016. No advance tickets available at box office or online. Check your theatres available showtimes at cinemark.com (Showtimes and movie sections may vary per location. Exact showtimes to be determined. Participating theatres only. Limited seating. Seating availability is first come, first serve, per showtime. No rainchecks).

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Splash 'n' Dash 5K Walk/Run to benefit Kosair Children's Hospital

This is a fun annual event for families.  

August 6th - 9am

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Runners and walkers can choose to splash their way through a 5k obstacle course or a kid-friendly 1k course filled with fun and refreshing ways to cool off in splash zones.

After the race, enjoy family-friendly activities in the “Just for Kids” Zone:

• Water slides
• Water balloon toss
• Splash park
• Face painting
• Water obstacle course

Learn more and register at www.SplashNDash5k.org or by calling (502) 629-8060.

The Kosair Children's Hospital Splash 'n' Dash is presented by: Texas Roadhouse.

Proceeds benefit the life-saving care provided to children at Kosair Children’s Hospital, through the Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Review of Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area

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Our family had a wonderful first visit to the Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area, which is owned and operated by the KY Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources. It is right on KY-1638 off US-31, not too far off the interstate, and has so much to offer that it is well worth a drive to spend the day or even longer! 

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You pick up a map and pay at the main gate, just $3 each person over 12 years old unless you are using any of the special activities like horse trails, mountain bike trails, or shooting ranges, which has an additional charge. Annual permits are available. If you are heading to the range, you backtrack to its separate entrance, displaying your paid passes on your dash. The road to that is gravel and a little tricky if you aren’t used to country roads, but very pretty scenery. They offer a traditional archery range for broad heads and target tips, as well as a really fun 3D range where are you go into a walking path in the woods and stop at numbered posts for a total of 30 stops to try your aim at foam animals, like coyote, deer, turkey, and even bear and mountain lion. You shoot uphill on the left side of the trail and downhill on the right. We spent a good amount of time searching for lost arrows, so we plan to buy some light up nocks before we drive out again. The rifle range is close so you do hear it- you may want to bring earplugs for anyone with sensitive ears.  

 photo otter5_zpsmyjsbev1.jpgWe had the pleasure of meeting one of the staff members who was working on maintaining this big beautiful property.  His passion for it was contagious and he was so informative and friendly. He and others there, including staff and fellow patrons, were especially encouraging of our kiddo who is just learning to shoot archery. The nice staff member shared so much information with us that I hope I got it all correct to pass on to you!  They sometimes offer free archery instruction for kids on Saturday mornings. Call on Friday afternoon to ask and you get in free to the range during it. He talked with us about the great trout and other fishing there. They stock the creek with trout several times a year. There is a sandbar where the stream meets the river that’s good for catching catfish, and a carry down ramp to the Ohio River for canoes, kayaks, or small boats. Otter Creek Rec Area is the first in the state that is a hybrid between a park and wildlife area so people do hunt here according to seasons, but not on the campground or disc golf course. They have lots of plans to add things, including a pistol pit range and doing a 5-million-dollar creek restoration with a fill and spill area. The grounds currently have about 20 free geocaches and up to 40 for premium geocache members including earth caches featuring conservation messages. The geocaches are not sponsored by the park because some are off trail. They’d like to arrange a “Cache In Trash Out” and offer prizes for things like first to find, first to complete all of them, and the like. This sounds like a great addition to an already great mix of things to enjoy there! 

 photo otter4_zpsh4apidg8.jpgOtter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area offers 18 miles of hiking with a good variety of lengths and difficulty levels. You can swim at Blue Hole, which is an easy flat half mile walk through the woods from parking, or at the busier Garnettsville Picnic Area where we saw lots of families hanging out having a great time, grilling, playing games they brought with them like ping pong, corn hole, and cards, as well as some adults hanging out farther down the creek, many of which bought portable chairs to just sit in the water to cool off from the summer heat. The water here has a great little current on a couple of sections right by parking lot and several people enjoyed those in inflatable tubes, so plan to bring one to join the fun. Our kiddo had fun just sliding down with his body letting the current take him, so if you prefer to travel light there is still fun to be had! If you plan to swim in either place, you may want to use swim shirts for boys and full swimsuits girls because the rocks can scratch as they gleefully splash and play. I definitely suggest some sort of swim shoe or swim sock because you're walking across rocks, but the water felt great even in bare feet. 

They sell hunting and fishing licenses on site at the entry gate, which is a nice convenience. You truly get away from it all here since there is little to no cell service in many spots. We only saw portable bathrooms throughout. You will want to have plenty of water, sunscreen & bug spray, and do tick checks, like in any outdoor area. We brought most food with us because there are no facilities there and not much nearby. We stopped at Dodge’s Chicken down the road because my family hasn’t had that since moving here. It was a hopping place and smoking is allowed inside, but there are a couple of tables outside plus a cool chicken statue for a fun photo opp! 

 photo otter3_zpslowqovcn.jpgIf you want to make your visit longer, the campgrounds looked like a great option, We drove through to check it out and it looked nicely kept with plentiful real bathrooms and space. They have a few cabin rentals also. Nearby you can explore Tioga Falls, one of the best waterfalls we’ve seen in KY, & Bridges to the Past trails, as well as Saunders Springs, all of which we enjoyed on a previous outing. For even more to do in the area, visit Radcliffe & Ft. Knox Tourism.
 
If you get a chance to visit this place, be sure to visit their Facebook page and Twitter feed to see what extras might be happening, as well as to leave a review so you can help spread the word. Check out their site for more information and regulations. According to their website, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources receives no money from the state’s general fund, so they rely on support from Sportsmen & Sportswomen and donations via the Kentucky state income tax check off to the Nature and Wildlife Fund. I imagine it also helps when you pay the entry or usage fees at great sites like this, so have fantastic family fun while keeping our wild spaces open for adventure! 

Angela

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Owensboro Entertainment for Kids and Families

As guests of Visit Owensboro, we explored for a weekend and found that not only is Owensboro and affordable place to visit, it's packed with fun.

Here are some things our writers had to say:

Smother's Park

 photo IMG_1590_zpsx2ukk3xd.jpgSmothers Park is absolutely amazing. The playground is huge, good for all ages, it was super clean, felt very safe, and entertained my kids for HOURS. The splash pad was just flat and basic, but with different timing of the sprays of water which kept my kids entertained. The restrooms were clean and well stocked, which is hard with a splashpad involved! The cafe had a great selection of inexpensive treats, the water fountains were beautiful and fun to stick our feet in. There was a ton of riverside seating, and their Free Friday Festival was AMAZING! The only complaints I had for the waterfront area, was a lack of shaded seating during the day, and the multiple ways for little kids to "escape" the playground. It's so big, if you feel like you need to keep an eye on your kid, you'd better bring help. ~Caryn

Smothers Park was our favorite! That playground was huge! My girls loved all the bridges and trees including in the playground. I thought the water spray area was rather small compared to the rest of the playground, but it was still enough to get wet and cool down a bit. I was concerned with how easy it was to get out of the playground on the side by the road. I think some kind of fence and gates at the entrances may be a good idea. I thought it was very clean and well maintained. I also liked that they had a concession area! ~Kimberly

 photo IMG_1598_zps19bndt5z.jpgThe waterfront is incredible! We loved the swings and how clean everything was - including the bathrooms. Smothers Park was awesome as well! My 9, 8 and 5 year olds ALL loved it - there was something for every age. The more challenging obstacles made me nervous with my youngest one so I watched him more than my other two. We were also impressed with how reasonable the prices were at the concessions stand. My kids also loved the trolley through downtown and near the park and although we rode it a few times, it never lost its charm. And it's also FREE - huge bonus!  ~Dana

Smothers Park was by far my kid's favorite part of the beautiful riverfront. They quickly joined up in games of "Tag" and such with other children, and never ran out of new places to hide and explore. They, being 10 and 7, didn't care so much for the little splash pad, as it was a bit basic and more geared towards the little ones, but certainly had no problems making use of it to cool off from all the running!! ~Karen

We really enjoyed the playground. It was huge and had a lot of options for play. It is very large and I can imagine could be hard to keep track of kids at times, especially when it gets crowded. I loved the big trees that were a part of the play ground. It was also very clean (including the bathrooms) which makes this Mom happy. ~Kelly

Smothers park was amazing. Other parks seem small and boring compared to it! There was definitely something for a wide range of ages!  ~Lauren

Friday After Five

 photo IMG_1612_zpsck9qokne.jpgFriday After Five was a nice family event. I think it may get a little less kid friendly the later it gets, but we had a great time checking out all the old cars, getting Kona Ice (of course), playing cornhole and listening to the five different bands. It was also great people-watching! It's spread all along the riverfront, so it can get taxing - especially for little legs after a long day. ~Dana

 photo IMG_1644_zps4sa4omlb.jpg photo IMG_1627_zpseh6yh667.jpgFriday After Five was my husband's favorite portion of our weekend visit. He loved the ambiance, the bands, pop-up bars, and just the general feel of the public having a good time. I too enjoyed myself, and we are planning to go back again, just as a couple. Our kids did enjoy themselves, but were tired out a bit early and lost interest in "sitting and relaxing" to just enjoy the music and atmosphere. They did like the street fair (*magician act), food trucks, balloon artists and such, just were done with the whole scene a little early. ~Karen

Holiday Inn 

The Holiday Inn felt very new and clean, the staff were very helpful and kind, and the room had a Keurig coffee maker with K-cups, mini fridge, and microwave, plus extra toiletries if you needed. The indoor pool and hot tub were clean, and the hotel had a beautiful riverfront view from some of the rooms and the restaurant. ~Caryn

 photo IMG_1666_zpsxjacq9nt.jpgThe Holiday Inn provided a perfect spot for our family, and having the corner suite with a wall-to-wall view of the riverfront from our bedroom was beautiful, especially in the evening!! The staff was also very friendly and helpful!! **Full disclosure, we were confused as to wear to catch the Trolley, and I also had to ask for a toothbrush as I had packed the whole families' except for mom's! ~Karen

Any hotel is an adventure for my kids, but they especially loved the balconies in the suite! The indoor pool and hot tub were a nice addition and the outdoor seating area was lovely. Service was gracious and kind - I could tell that everyone I encountered wanted to be there.  ~Dana

The Museum of Science and History

 photo IMG_1671_zpsdbffo1yj.jpgThe Museum of Science and History (just $3 admission) has added some new features since our last trip there. Some of the areas will probably always be the same, but my kids still enjoyed it. I think the admission fee is definitely worth the enjoyment and time my kids can play there. The town of Owensboro itself is very cute. The buildings on the main streets look well kept, there are a ton of cute restaurants and shops, and I think it is only going to grow as more hotels are built and people realize what a gem Owensboro is to visit!  ~Caryn

The Museum of Science really caught my son's attention with the cave tour. He was fascinated with it, and also liked a lot of the other exhibits throughout. My daughter also enjoyed. Worth going once. ~Karen

The Museum was pretty neat. There were lots of different hands on activities to keep the kids of all ages engaged. Loved the little tunnel that went outside the window on the second floor! The cave was also really fun for the kids to crawl through! ~Kimberly

 photo IMG_1689_zpsbzkmjuzl.jpgWe also loved the museum of history and science. We spent most of our time exploring all the different science activities. Most kids probably didn't realize how much science they were doing and that they were learning while having fun!  ~Lauren

 photo IMG_1700_zpsajexb8v5.jpgWe all really enjoyed the Museum of Science and History. The visit makes for lots of teaching moments, but in a very fun and hands-on way. My five year old was OBSESSED with all the buttons, levers, drums, pipes, and anything else he could DO. The play area upstairs is better suited for smaller kiddos but there were still plenty of other things to keep my older kids interested.  ~Dana

Monday, July 25, 2016

Reach Out for Kosair Kids Fundraising Event in Cave City

 photo reach out for kids cave city_zpszjlhuwuy.jpgReach Out for Kosair Kids® is a fundraising event which has raised over $91,700 for Kosair Charities since 2012. Join the Glasgow Shrine Club on August 6, 2016 from 8:30am-3:30pm, at the Cave City Convention Center in Cave City, Kentucky. It's the 5th year for this event!

There is no admission cost and most kids activities are free. 

This year there will be a antique tractor and car show, live auction, silent auction, karaoke contest, dunking booth, and more. There are lots of kids activities including face painting, cake walk, scavenger hunt and duck pond. The kids have the opportunity to win tricycles, bicycles and possibly an XBox360.

Have the kids dress up for the costume contest!
There's a 50cent meal deal, while supplies last!

More information at https://kosair.org/event/reachoutforkosairkids/. And on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RO4KK/

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Mount Washington Summer Shop Hop

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 Cordial Lee has teamed up with 12 other Mt Washington Small Businesses to bring you the 2nd Annual Summer Shop Hop!!

It will be fun for the entire family and you can win great prizes and get to know some of the awesome from small businesses in the area.

The participating businesses are:
Amanda's Creations Florist
Busy Lady Quilt Shop
Cindy's Consignments
Cordial Lee
Country Vogue
Daddy Yo's Frozen Desserts-Mount Washington
F&B Furniture & Variety Store
Game Day Graphics
James' Jewel Box
Maggie Mae's Cafe
Missy K's Boutique & Consignment
Mt.Washington Florist
Urban Max Boutique

Grand Prizes:
1st place - $100 in City Bucks, Yeti Tumbler
2nd place - $50 in City Bucks, Yeti Tumbler
3rd place - Yeti Tumbler

Bonus Prizes: Many of the Shop Hop businesses are donating various bonus prizes.

How does it work?

Visit any of the participating businesses during the week of July 26th to pick up a game board. They are giving visitors five days to visit at least 8 of the businesses to collect a game piece and be eligible for the Grand Prizes. To be eligible for the Bonus Prizes, collect a game piece from all 13 of the participating businesses. There is no purchase necessary to collect game pieces. All you have to do is visit. Once you have collected all your game pieces, turn in your gameboard to the last business you visit.

One game board per person. Must be at least 18 years old to be eligible for prizes. Winners will be drawn from the completed game boards on August 6th.

Game boards must be presented to collect game piece and eligible discounts. Offers cannot be combined with any other offer and are based on pre-tax amounts. Some exclusions may apply. Please see each business for full details of their offer.

Celebrate small businesses and visit Mount Washington!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Hats Off Day at the Kentucky Horse Park

Free day of family fun Event is July 30 at 
the Kentucky Horse Park

Enjoy free, family-friendly events designed to celebrate the horse on Saturday, July 30, from 4 to 10 p.m. at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. The 2016  Hats Off Day theme is “Horses in Hollywood” and features a red carpet walk for costumed horses and more!

Hats Off Day is the only day of the year that admission to 
the Horse Park is free. 


Free admission to the Horse Park is offered all day, with Hats Off Day festivities (all free) starting at 4 p.m. Activities include:
  • Horse rides for adults and pony rides for children
  • Face painting
  • Inflatables
  • Educational booths
  • Interactive equine stations including mechanical race horses
There's even a chance to receive free horse farm hats, provided by area horse farms and businesses, if you are among the first attendees!


The featured entertainment of the event is the $50,000 Rood & Riddle Grand Prix show jumping competition at 7:30 p.m. The Diamond Dig, in which attendees can purchase a $2 raffle ticket for a chance to dig for a diamond, is the final event of Hats Off Day. Forty tickets will be drawn and those winners will get a chance to dig for the diamond.

Hats Off Day is also a fundraiser for the Kentucky Equine Humane Center and the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, so it's a great way to support these causes and have fun at the same time!

Visit www.hatsoffky.com for a full schedule of events!

Friday, July 8, 2016

The Best of Family Friendly Dining in Owensboro

Some writers from LouisvilleFamilyFun.net and I went on a trip to Owensboro to explore thanks to the lovely folks from Visit Owensboro. While there, we had the opportunity to explore several dining options and had excellent food!  Here are some of our recommendations and suggestions.

Keep in mind, there are many more places beyond what we tried. You can click here to find more and try something different. Let us know about what you choose!

Colby's Fine Food & Spirits:  This restaurant is a downtown go-to for many locals, we could tell by how bustling it was on the Friday night we were there.

"Shrimp and Grits is amazing, and enough to easily be split between two people. The kid's meals are plenty big, especially my daughter's steak, which was almost as large as an adult portion!! And with sides, a drink and a dessert for the kiddos, we'll worth the very reasonable price!!" ~Karen

 photo IMG_1611_zpsnwvfkice.jpg"Colby's was delicious! Go early to get their early dining specials! We got the prime rib (normally $23), along with a salad, a side, drink, and dessert, for just $15! It was more than I could eat and it was fabulous! " ~Lauren

"The service was wonderful, especially since we got there late and she had to get our orders in and out quick. The food was yummy and had good portion size for the price. " ~Kelly

"Katelyn said it was the best hamburger she ever ate! The prices seemed really reasonable for the dishes they had and for the portion sizes. I liked how relaxed the atmosphere was for a white tablecloth restaurant - it was nice but definitely kid friendly!" ~Dana

"We ordered off the early dinning menu and got a lot of food for a great price! I got a drink, salad, chicken tenders and side, and dessert for around $15! The kids meals were only $5 and they got a cheeseburger, fries, drink, and dessert! The staff was friendly and super fast!" ~Kimberly 

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 photo IMG_3756_zpsfd1cfmed.jpgAnother Broken Egg: This is an awesome breakfast spot inside of the Holiday Inn.  Apparently, it's the only one of it's kind that's in a hotel and generally they are stand-alone restaurants.  I ordered their signature cinnamon roll french toast and it was one of the best breakfast meals I have ever had and totally sinful.
" 'Fancy' breakfast dishes, yet larger portions! Our Crabcake and Prime Rib egg creations were delicious, and the kids really enjoyed their M&M pancakes, and especially the neatly presented chocolate milk!" ~Karen

Great view and delicious food. I got the eggs Benedict because it's one of my favorites for breakfast. My husband got the lobster and brie omelet. Both were very rich, which was expected, and both heavenly. They came with potatoes which had great flavor! ~Lauren


 photo IMG_3752_zpsbtikareu.jpg"The portion size and taste of the food at Another Broken Egg were amazing! My kids loved that a few of the booths had TVs at them. I loved the view and optional eating outside by the river view." ~Caryn

"Our favorite place, by far - but we're breakfast people. The chocolate milk was incredible and they had pancakes with M&M's - not to mention the small flat screen TV at the booths. Their breakfast menu was full of gourmet style choices that had my mouth watering! The only downside for me was that it is on the more expensive side for families." ~Dana

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 photo IMG_1557_zpsjkrtjtdf.jpgFetta -  Fetta is a pizza place really close to Smothers Park so it's super convenient for families. They have an upstairs that has an awesome view of the river. And, with pizza by the slice, it's affordable and no one can complain they don't have anything they like! I also saw folks in the park picnicking with pizza so they ordered, picked up their pie and took it to the park - great idea!


 photo IMG_1568_zpskdl4evm3.jpg"Fetta did not disappoint my husband's need to always try something new -- their mashed potato bacon pizza was much to his delight. I also enjoyed my slice of chicken/feta/spinach. The kids were not all that impressed, however, they are not big thin-crust pizza fans." ~Karen

"Fetta pizza was delicious! My daughter said it was the best pizza she'd ever had! I loved my chicken, bacon, ranch pizza and my husband loved the meat pizza and their specialty, the mashed potato. I love that you could get pizza by the spice and try different options!" ~Lauren

"The pizza was fantastic, and I loved seeing some of the more adventurous flavors! The servers were very friendly and I appreciated how they kept hustling to keep our big group happy while the large order was being prepared." ~Dana

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 photo IMG_3766_zpsir4rtjr3.jpgOld Hickory: Owensboro is known for its BBQ, particularly award-winning mutton, so we couldn't visit without finding some BBQ for dinner.  We asked around and the locals told us that Old Hickory was the place to go!  It has a no-frills, friendly atmosphere and every BBQ meat option you could want.  I had a quarter smoked chicken with potato salad and baked beans.  The chicken was fantastic with their signature sauce but the potato salad was my favorite. I would have loved some corn bread or fresh rolls instead of the slices of white/wheat toast.  Definitely a place to try if you love BBQ.  My husband had the brisket and I totally regret not getting it - it was perfect.


 photo IMG_3763_zpsnnerdxga.jpg "Old hickory was clearly a well known place to eat, but we were seated quickly. My husband has ribs and I has chopped pork. His ribs were great and our sides (mac and cheese, green beans, baked beans and french fries) were great, but I didn't love the meat I got. It was very salty, almost too much so to even eat it. The BBQ sauces were both delicious though and helped. I highly recommend the baked beans. They were unique and delicious!" ~Lauren
 

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 photo IMG_3776_zpsbufzz9ny.jpgThe Big Dipper: I love finding the dives that have been open for EVER. The Big Dipper is one of those. You can barely find parking and you might have to wait in line for a while if you do drive-through but it's worth it.  It's a walk up, order at the window place and everyone inside is hustling - grilling, frying, making shakes.  Everything is SO moderately priced. You have to go.

"The big dipper is a great little spot. They had plenty of food to choose from, but we were there for the dessert! We got a strawberry milkshake and it was the best I've ever had! The only complaint was that the big chunks of strawberries kept clogging my straw!" ~Lauren





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 photo IMG_3798_zpsnocvjfdw.jpgThe Wonder Whip:  Yes, another dive of a place. It's on our way back home so each time we have visited, we have stopped for a treat.  I get a simple, HUGE soft-serve ice cream cone and it's summer.  The staff member at the window was so nice and asked the kids about their summer, their day and it made us remember why we love these little dives - the people. Ice cream too, but people.

"My husband got a wonder burger and I had a corn dog. The kids got hot dogs and we all shared some fries and a chocolate shake. The fries were those prefect crinkle fries and the shake was thick and delicious! I highly recommend both!" ~Lauren


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 photo IMG_3786_zpsmyakgvkj.jpg photo IMG_3789_zpstem2xjdv.jpgThe Windy Hollow Restaurant:   I was on a search for Sunday brunch and Google led me here.  It is only open on Sundays and I thought - that's what I am talking about!  This place has great history so you need to visit to learn more and see all of the relics.  When you walk in, you will be shocked at the amount of memorabilia and you will also be immediately greeted by someone who makes you feel like you are their long-lost friend.  It gets packed in there and everyone is so darn happy.  The breakfast is buffet style and features cold items like fruit, jello, puddings and hot items like fresh home-made sugar donuts, fried chicken, country ham, biscuits and more more more.  It is reasonably priced for a buffet with adults paying $9.95, kids $5 unless they are wee little 5 years old and under....then the price is just $1.  My kids loved browsing the history hung everywhere and heading back to the buffet over and over for their favorites.  I was so full - lunch was not necessary!

Stephanie