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Delaware & Raritan Canal Towpath

It's a bit of an understatement that it's been hot lately.  Even so, we have found some good, cool(er), mostly shady places to [...]More

Bike Rrride!

So last weekend, early morning's minion (aka, our daughter) woke us before it got too hot, and we set off for a leisurely ride along [...]More

Park Ranger - Junior Division

"Oh I've seen the Liberty Bell.  A lot of times." We're driving to school; I've just told her that [...]More

Awesome Ride

Since this summer's first adventure-with-bikes, and despite the unexpectedly long but still [...]More

A Weekend in Lancaster, PA

We arrived in western Pennsylvania in dark of night, following a late departure from home.  Our base of operations for the weekend was [...]More

Maple Sugaring Festival

My friend Sara is a genius at finding great things to do with the kids.  I get to say that because she's not [...]More

Of Corn Mazes and Lessons Learned

For a number of reasons a few weeks ago, I found myself the sole adult in an unexpectedly long, twisting, and narrow corn maze [...]More

Please Touch

The Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia just relocated to an amazing new building (Memorial Hall in Fairmont Park).& [...]More

How to Take a Walk in the Woods

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  1. Find a reasonably sized park with good walking trails.  Fairmount Park, inside
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How to attend a triathalon

No, seriously.  

Early one Sunday morning (we were up anyway, right?) we headed down to Fairmount Park with our be-ribboned homemade [...]More

Groovin' In the Garden

Oh what a great way to spend a summer evening - watching a live jazz group whoop it up, while picnicking in the [...]More

Because Dads Like Ice Cream

I'm sure it's coincidence that we never stray far from a great ice cream shop. Our favorites currently are in Baltimore ( [...]More

Zoo Season

"Now I look cool," she said as we left the zoo.  The cool factor was up because of the large foam bat mask she [...]More

Neighborhood Festivals, Spring Edition

Spring means festivals in small towns and urban neighborhoods. They're worth a peek - especially the ones that support local artists, shops, and organizations. And [...]More

Us & Them

I took some time off to go to a poetry reading and gallery opening for the gobsmackingly good book artist [...]More

It's kinetic! (boogie woogie woogie)

It will be interesting, when she's writing her memoirs, to see if the giant pink poodle had the impact I'm afraid it did. [...]More

Membership = Priceless*

"Think we're coming back here again?"  That's one of the first things we ask each other when we visit a museum or park [...]More

"... you missed it by 3 minutes!"

Remember that great public transportation system I was talking about a while [...]More

How to have a chic urban brunch

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Polar Bear Cave, Butterfly Hothouse

Latitude: 39 degrees north. Population: 3 toddlers making like mad penguins.

It is 10:30 am at [...]More

Toddlers on Ice

My dearest girl: you who skate in your socks on our front hallway floor and run outside after an ice storm to see how far [...]More

Going Public

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Sunday Mornings: Philadelphia Art Museum

"As we go upstairs, we're going to look for the color red.  Who can already find something that is the color red?"
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Five February Possibilities

As the last of the winter months approaches, I find myself making lists of places we could go to shake the blahs without hitting the [...]More

Longwood Gardens vs. The Grinch

Two days before Christmas and it might never stop raining. 

We were embittered, damp, and filled with the joys of cabin fever.& [...]More

Model Trains at the Morris Arboretum

The G-scale model trains run year-round in the outdoor railway garden at the Morris Arboretum.  They [...]More

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Philadelphia's Please Touch Museum. Seriously.  Would. Not. Leave.  Kept asking to go [...]More

Can't Get Enough

Sunflowers; organic vegetables; Amish baked goodness; used books; chocolate dipped onions, potato chips, strawberries; oven mitts; walls of honey bears; apple cider; spices; brisket; gourmet [...]More

Barnes Foundation Eye-Spy

It was just 10 minutes. For the rest of the morning, one of us played outside with her, while the other took a close friend through [...]More

Linvilla Orchards - Apple picking

We wanted to visit one of the local organic farms, but it was Sunday, and most were closed. Instead, we struck out for Media, PA [...]More
 
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