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Fall or Autumn is the time of the year when the weather is just right. Not too hot like summer yet not too cold like winter. It is just somewhere in between. In most places, it is also the time for harvest and when many fall festivals are being held. Every state has their own colorful activities for all ages and if you’re planning a family holiday getaway during this time, you should keep reading and take note of the dates.

Adirondack Balloon Festival – get to experience an awesome hot air balloon ride in Glens Falls, New York. They come in lively bright colors and riding them will give the chance to witness the breathtaking view of the Adirondacks. This year they are celebrating their 45th Anniversary, so make sure to plan for September 21-24 in your calendar for this event.

Cranberry Harvest Fest – the entire community of Wareham, Massachusetts is set to have this fest every 7th and 8th of October. Expect a colorful display of harvest, helicopters rides, cooking demonstrations and a whole lot more for the entire family.

Autumn at the Arboretum – if you’re a pumpkin lover, then this is the festival for you. You will be able to see an entire pumpkin village in Dallas, Texas, which is made up of more or less 75,000 pieces of pumpkins, squash and gourds. The festival will start from September 23 until November 22.

Coffee fall festival in Ohio – For all coffee lovers in and near Ohio, this would be the perfect place to be! Many great tasting coffee vendors gather to share their fresh coffee. This event is from Sept 30 to Oct. 3 and you will surely enjoy and pick the best brewed coffee for upcoming cold and wintery days. You can easily find out from HER Realtors page regarding events like this.

Oktoberfest Cincinnati – how can an Oktoberfest be left behind right? Cincinnati, Ohio will definitely sweep you off your feet as you will be able to experience their German Heritage. You will be able to taste authentic foods, hear music, great variety of beers and a lot more as they are being branded as the largest Oktoberfest celebration in the U.S.! If Ohio is too far from you, maybe your own area will have your own version as well.

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Family visit to @elitchgardens amusement park

Our daughter was so excited to visit Elitch Gardens because she is nine years old and is tall enough to enjoy some bigger rides. She really likes roller coasters and kept asking who will go with her on the rides. After we arrived, she found a roller coaster she wanted to ride called the Mind Eraser. It looked really fast and so I volunteered my hubby to go with her. After the ride, they looked really excited and my hubby said his legs were a little wobbly because the ride was so exhilarating. Later, I enjoyed some rides with her and we all had a blast! This is such a great amusement park for families and people of all ages.

The Best Place to Play Games in the Denver Metro area – #GAMEWORKS!

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Our family has gone to many different places that offers video games and other types of electronic entertainment in the Denver Metro area and other parts of the country, but we found our new favorite place to play the newest and latest video games and it’s called GAMEWORKS!  Earlier this week, I made plans to take visit GAMEWORKS with my eight-year old daughter and some of relatives.  Immediately after we arrived, we noticed they have over 160 video games and most of them we had never seen or played before.  They have video games you play to win tickets to buy prizes and other video games you play just for fun or to compete with your friends.

Also, GAMEWORKS has other areas to have fun with your friends and relatives, which includes laser tag (5,500 square feet – the largest in the Denver area), their eSports lounge to play LAN games solo or with others and party rooms for birthdays or other special gatherings.  We arrived around 1pm and had a great lunch before we played any games.  I was so amazed with their menu selection and how great their food tasted.  For example, the salmon I ordered was cooked perfectly, my daughter loved her chicken parmesan sandwich and we both really enjoyed their sampler appetizer.

Then, the game playing commenced!  It was hard to decide which video game to play first because there are so many new games to choose from.  I had fun watching my daughter play a crazy air hockey game that dumps dozens of different sizes of pucks to hit all at the same time. 

For me, my video game favorite is shooting games and I found the most fun and addicting shooting game I’ve ever played there.  I’ve never played a video game for so long as this one.  Then, we played Laser Tag in their state-of-the-art arena that has two floors and so many places to hide and ambush the other team.

After Laser Tag, we visited the eSports arena which is something I’ve never seen before.  It’s a video game lounge with dozens of Xboxes and monitors so gamers can play on their own or with others in the room.  They also have several big screen TVs that are ideal for playing a video game with two people where they play against each other or as a team.  We were planning to stay for a couple of hours, buy we stayed into the night and had so much fun we can’t wait to go back.

We were so impressed with how helpful and friendly the staff was during our entire visit.

So, the next time you are looking for some fun playing games or need a place to have a special event like a birthday party, you need to check out GameWorks.com because you won’t believe how much fun you will have there with everything they have to offer!      

Magical Family Night at the Melting Pot is a BLAST!!! @MeltingPotLittl

My family really enjoys eating out and attending special events, especially with our eight-year old daughter. Earlier this week, we attended the Magical Family Night at the Melting Pot in Littleton. This event not only included their well-known courses of fondue that includes the appetizer, to the main course and their incredible dessert, there was also a magician to entertain the guests. Not just any magician, but Dennis Michael, who performs around the entire country.

We were so amazed he came to every table and performed magic tricks and illusions for all of the guests. Our daughter loves magic and really had a blast watching and talking to the magician during his tricks.

She was so funny because she always tries to figure out the magic tricks and illusions. This event was great for everyone because people of all ages enjoy well-performed magic, especially when you have your own magic show at your table. Both the kids and adults in our group and at the other tables were all having a lot of fun. We would recommend to attend this event this summer before its too late.

The Feeling of Jumping at #Skyzone

The feeling of being suspended in the air is considered to be one of the most enjoyable activities kids can ever experience. That’s the very reason why the invention and popularity of the trampoline has taken place. We just visited Sky Zone Parker and this is a great place where anyone can jump as long as they want.  My family and I truly had a blast during our visit there.  Everyone was really nice, very accommodating and they have a very clean environment.

Screen Shot 2015-08-18 at 8.11.58 AMGroups of kids and even their adult companions can really enjoy the giant trampoline and have some amazing fun.  Team building, birthday parties and some fun-filled gatherings can be accommodated and you just can’t appreciate how much fun the kids have until you see it for yourself.  I highly suggest you check out the Sky Zone in your area and watch or take part in the enjoyment like our family did.  You can check out their Facebook page and get some updates about their latest promotions.