Jul 30, 2014
Mark Your Calendar ~ Texas Motor Speedway Ultimate Drive In Movie Featuring the Little Rascals (8/16/14)!
Treat you family to a unique night out at Texas Motor Speedway for a Drive-In movie on August 16th. The Little Rascals will be featured on the world's largest High Definition screen at the Texas Motor Speedway infield. Pack a cooler and bring along chairs for the family for this fun filled event. Admission is only $20 per car and benefits the Speedway Children's Charities. Gates open at 7:30pm and movie begins at 8:30pm.
Visit Texas Motor Speedway for directions and detailed information.
Jul 8, 2014
Want to load up on freebies from 7-Eleven? Be sure you have the 7-Eleven App downloaded on your smartphone and take advantage of all the Birthday Week Freebies 7/12-7/19. Grab the App HERE or you can text "FREE" to 711711 to get the daily updates for 7-Eleven Week.
Saturday 7/12 ~ FREE Big Gulp drink
Sunday 7/13 ~ FREE M&M's Brand Birthday Cake Chocolate Candies
Monday 7/14 ~ FREE Grandma's Cookies 1.08-3.25 oz any variety
Tuesday 7/15 ~ FREE Hostess Twinkies
Wednesday 7/16 ~ FREE Twix or Snickers Ice Cream Bar
Thursday 7/17 ~ FREE Quacker Chewy Yogurt Snack Bar
Friday 7/18 ~ FREE Pillsbury Cookies
Saturday 7/19 ~ FREE Small Slurpee Drink
Jul 1, 2014
Sparklers, colorful fountains, bottle rockets, friends, food and fun. These are the things I think of as the 4th of July approaches. It has to be one of my favorite holidays and if your looking forward to it as much as I am, you can plan on attending one of the great following fireworks shows in the DFW area. Don't forget to take the camera!
Light Up Arlington - Levitt Pavillion
505 E. Border Street
Fireworks Viewing: FREE
Enjoy an evening of food, fun and fireworks on July 3rd at the Levitt Pavillion in Arlington. The food and fun begin at 6pm with music to follow beginning at 7:30pm. Firefall will take to the stage at 8pm and fireworks are scheduled for 9:45pm.
Bedford 4thFest - Boys Ranch Activity Center
2801 Forest Ridge Drive
Fireworks Viewing: FREE
Food and Activities: $
Join the city of Bedford as they host 4thFest with an evening of free live musical entertainment, a variety of family themed activitied, a birthday theme classic car show, festival food and the main attraction of Fireworks beginning at 10pm.
Feel free to bring lawn chairs, blankets and coolers (non-alcholic beverages only) to view the Fireworks display.
View your options for parking and shuttle service HERE as well as a detailed schedule of events.
Denton Kiwanis Club Fireworks Show - Apogee Stadium
1251 Bonnie Brae St.
Fireworks Viewing: FREE
The Denton Kiwanis Club will host the 2014 Fireworks Show this year at the newApogee Stadium. Entry into the stadium is free and paid parking will be available at Fouts Field and Apogee Stadium. No lawn chairs or outside drinks are allowed inside. Gates open at 5pm and there will be live music for your entertainment before the Fireworks show that night.
Fort Worth's Fourth - Panther Island Pavillion
395 Purcey Street
Fort Worth, 76102
Fireworks Viewing: FREE
Sure to be the largest 4th of July Fireworks Show in North Texas, Fort Worth's Fourth will take place along the Trinity River at Panther Island Pavillion. The evening of FREE activities will include live music from Larry g(EE) as well as free activities like Jet Ski shows, Flyboard shows, pony rides, tubing and much more. Gates open at 2pm and Fireworks begin at 10pm. Visit HERE for a full list of activities and schedule.
Grand Prairie 4th of July - Joe Pool Lake (Lynn Creek Park and Lloyd Park)
5610 Lake Ridge Parkway
Grand Prairie, 75052
Hang out with friends and family at one of 100+ shaded picnic shelters and cool off with a swim at the swimming beach. Entrance to the park is $20 per car. Fireworks begin around 9:45pm.
Jun 25, 2014
Jun 24, 2014
Summer has arrived and I am always on the hunt for fun and unique places to take my kids for a day of fun. When I learned that Dinosaur World is just about an hour away from the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex, I thought it would be a great destination for a day trip.
I loaded up the car with my son and his friend and we hit the road for a day of adventure at Dinosaur World in Glen Rose, Tx.
As soon as we pulled into the parking lot we were greeted with life size Dinosaurs and the kids were immediately excited. We entered at the gift shop to get our tickets and took a few minutes to look around. The boys took a minute to make a souvenir penny and then they were ready to explore the 20 acres of all things dinosaur.
During our visit to Dinosaur World, there were many highlights. The boys constantly had my head spinning trying to get my attention to show me something new. I honestly didn't know what to expect at the park but all the attractions held our attention the entire time we were there. I'm going to share with you what you can expect on your visit to Dinosaur World.
5 Things You Will Love When You Visit Dinosaur World
(Dinosaur World has 3 locations: Florida, Kentucky, and Texas)
Just as you enter the park, the museum sets in a building of it's own. There are several halls with displays of prehistoric dinosaur eggs, raptor claws, meteorites and much more. I wasn't sure the boys would be that interested but they were truly amazed at all there was on display. This is a very educational exhibit and we came away learning a lot we didn't know.
# 2 Dino Gem Excavation
I must admit I didn't know what to expect from the Dino Gem Excavation and thought it might be a little cheesy for the boys since they were a little older. Boys was I surprised! They had a blast and really enjoyed excavating for the gems. They were given pre-filled sealed bag of what looked like dirt and a wooden box mining contraption thingy.( I'm very technical in my description as you can see..ha..ha!) Next they were directed to a stream where they would sift their bag of mixed dirt and rocks to reveal their "gems". Best of all, they were provided with a baggie and got to keep all of the gems they excavated. This yielded a lot of beautiful gems they were able to take home with them!
# 3 The Dinosaur Path
The Dinosaur Path is a paved path that winds through the park featuring hundreds of life size dinosaurs. At each dinosaur display there is a plaque giving details about the species. We were on a hunt to find all plant eaters. The boys decided it would be great if these creatures still existed but they only wanted it to be the plant eaters. Smart kiddos!
# 4 The Koi Pond
Along the Dinosaur Path you will find a Koi Pond (don't forget to buy food in the gift shop). The boys each had a bag of food and the Koi were hungry! It was a blast to watch the fish fight over the food. I think the boys could have stayed at this spot forever!
Another interactive area of the park is the Fossil Dig. Kids will get their own sifters to sift through the sand and find fossils. There is a display in this area identifying which type of fossils can be found. Your child will be able to choose their 3 favorite fossils to take home with them. The boys were able to take home shark teeth and some other pretty cool fossils. The Fossil Dig is held at specified times each day so you might want to plan what time you will need to be in this area of the park.
Good To Know....
- You can bring your own food and drink into the park. Covered picnic benches are provided next to the museum and also at the playground.
- Wear comfy shoes. The Dinosaur Path is roughly a mile long and you will want to be comfortable! I wore flip flops and that was not such a great idea!
- Brink along bottled water for your walk through the park. It gets pretty hot during the summer! Drink machines are available at the entrance of the park.
- Remember sunscreen!
- The Fossil Dig and Dino Gem Excavation are not included in the General Admission ticket price.
- Kids can enjoy a large covered sand pit to uncover fake fossils and bones. This is not an additional charge.
- Dinosaur World is pet friendly.
Dinosaur World in Glen Rose, Texas is located at 1058 Park Road 59.
Find Hours and Days of Operation HERE
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*I was provided with complimentary passes to Dinosaur World. All opinions expressed are my own.
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