Thursday, June 30, 2011

Selena Gomez in Monte Carlo

Selena Gomez has become a household name in the home of young girls. She's not only very talent in the singing arena but plays the famous role of Alex Russo in the Emmy Award-winning Disney Channel television series Wizards of Waverly Place.

This weekend she will be starring in the movie Monte Carlo.
Three young girls take a dream vacation in Paris where it becomes everything but a dream. Luckily for them they come across the perfect adventure they could only dream of. A perfect little story on how three girls go from rags to riches even if its only for a little while.

This weekend make a date with your little girls and go see Monte Carlo. The movie would be a great excuse for mom and daughter to sit back and share a Coke and popcorn bag.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Sesame Place For the Kids

Our next summer fun suggestion for the family is Sesame Place Park in Pennsylvania. This is the perfect theme park for families having little ones that want some real thrills but are too young to enjoy the more adult thrill parks.

Sesame Place is home to Elmo, Grover, Cookie Monster and all the rest of our furry friends we learned to love growing up.

The park has water summer fun attractions as well as thrill rides.
Sesame Place is your child place to discover all the wonders of our waters, you'll find that no matter who you are, you'll find you're never too old to get soaked.

Here are some of the fun thrills your family can enjoy

1. Bert & Ernie’s Slip & Slide
2. Big Bird’s Rambling River
3. The Count’s Splash Castle
4. Ernie’s Waterworks
5. Sesame Streak
6. Sky Splash
7. Slimey’s Chutes
8. Slippery Slopes
9.Teeny Tiny Tidal Wave

For more information go to:

The Furry Gang hopes to see you there!!!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Mr. Popper's Penguins for the Family

A fun event for the whole family comes to a theater near you this weekend. For some Jim Carrey fun and some penguin adventure you can catch "Mr Popper's Penguins" on the big screen. A businessman's life begins to change after he inherits a family of penguins. He sets out to transform his home into a penguin paradise bringing him lots of adventures and fun!!

The movie looks like great entertainment for the kids as well as adults. Jim Carry also seems to put a touch of spice to entertaiment.

Mr. Popper's Penguins - In theaters Jun 17

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Summer Water Park Fun

So we made it to the half way mark of the year. All the kids get out of school and parents wonder what to do with these little ones. As a child I loved the summers for those wonderful trips my parents would make for us. Water slides tubes, and pools were our Saturday family outings.

Following my last blog, another little hidden park in South Florida that would be great for family with kids of all ages is Coconut Cove Water Park. Its located hidden behind a few family residencies in Boca Raton and for that reason I find it to be a man made little paradise. Its not as crowded as you more famous water parks and that keeps the crowds manageable. Although I have been going for a few years now and it is growing popularity.

Below are its fun attractions:
One of the highlights of the park is the playground that sits right in the middle of a large pool no deeper then 3 feet. Built sort of like a beach shore, the outside areas are shallow enough for babies sit and splash water all around. The center of the play ground is deep enough to give any 4 years old tons of fun but safe enough where no expert swimming levels are needed.
For the older more adventurous kids you have two water slides that can be enjoyed by any family member as long as the meet the height requirement of 42 inches. The slides end in a pool about 3 feet deep so for the little ones that reach the height limit they may need to know how to at least doggie paddle.
Then you have your lazy river for those who just want to take up some sun and relax.

So if you live in South Florida and you are always in the hunt for great places and events to spend your Saturday afternoons, you might want to try out Coconut Cove Water Park.

For more price admission and information go to Coconut Cove Water Park Official Site

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Ichetucknee, Florida's Little Secret

This Memorial weekend we loaded the kids in the car and headed 5 hours north from South Florida to Jacksonville. Then we drove west about 2 hours more to visit the beautiful hidden place known as Ichetucknee Springs State Park.

The crystalline Ichetucknee River runs about six miles through gorgeaous natures wetlands before meeting up with Santa Fe River. In 1972, Ichetucknee became a National Natural Landmark. The park is a hidden secret for its location but its worth a trip to see one of Florida's wonders. Highlights of the park are as follows:

1. The Head Spring is the nature like pool area where swimmers can take a dip and enjoy the shallow as well as deeper area. The water average to be about 72 degrees and may seems cold to some as it may be just perfect for others. Keep in mind the cool climate of the water is what makes this a paradise for humans. If waters were to be any warmer this would make the water a inviting breeding ground for alligators and snakes as all other water areas are in Florida. So I would say, BRING IN THE COLD BABY!!!

2. For those seeking a bit colder water and some deeper waters you also have the Blue Hold. A half-mile walk through the Ichetucknee forest and cypress flood plain leads to Blue Hole Spring, the largest spring in the park. The bottom of the hole opening is at a 30 foot depth. The walk to get to the Blue Hole is beautifully relaxing.

3. Visitors can also enjoy tubing the crystal clear waters. Its roughly a 2 -3 hour ride and its full of natures splendors. Thousands of people visit the river and springs each year. Common ways to take the ride are tubing, canoeing or kayaking. Its nice to stop and take dips in different areas for a refreshing cool down.

4. The park is great for camping and picnics. Basically prepare for a day to be completely surround by natural beauty.

For more information and direction go to: Florida State Park Site