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Starting The Summer Break At The Spray Park In Celebration Park

Spray Park at the Celebration Park in Allen, TX

Summer is just around the corner my friends.  What are your plans to beat the heat? Are you heading to the beach or to a cold place this summer?

While you are in the process of finalizing your summer vacation plans, take your kids to splash park or a spray park near you. Children enjoy anything involving water fun during the summer.

My cousin and a few mom friends took our girls to the spray park in Allen.  It is quite a bit of a drive but we like it there better because the spray park has more than five water play equipment that the children enjoy. Next to the spray park is a big playground  with swings and all.  There is also a pavilion with tables and chairs for picnics. For some relaxation time, visitors can also enjoy having a good conversation under the shady trees along side of the spray park.

Banana Boat Sunscreen and sunglasses.

There is so much joy in the children’s eyes splashing and playing with the water in the spray park. Just don’t forget to re-apply your trusted sunscreen on your little ones’ skin for protection against the harmful sun rays. My darling daughter and I use Banana Boat Sunscreen Spray with SPF 50+. It is non-greasy and easy to apply sunscreen spray. Important:  Close eyes when spraying on the face. Sunglasses are an essential this summertime, too. They protect your eyes from harmful glare of the sun. For glare sensitive people like me, I always wear sunglasses outdoors. They are a must-have accessories.

So whatever you decide to do outdoors this summer, always bring sunscreen and wear sunglasses.

4 Remarkable Places to Visit in Darwin

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Planning where to spend your holiday getaway can be stressful yet exciting. There will always be overwhelming options out there. All you need is to choose a destination wisely, so you can fully enjoy your vacation with your loved ones.

One of the amazing travel destinations that lets you experience an ultimate trip is Darwin. This capital city of Australia’s National Territory boasts spectacular wilderness regions, lush green parks, pristine beaches, wonderful climate, breathtaking views, as well as magnificent tourist spots. It is definitely an adventurer’s dream destination.

When you finally arrive in this astounding city, there is an available car hire in Darwin airport to help you get around the city conveniently and easily. Most tourists hire a car so they can travel at their own pace; there are no guides to pester you about catching up with the tour group, or long hours of waiting for public bus and transport to arrive.

Now if you have sorted out your car hire, then check out some of the must-visit places you need to tick off your list once you set foot in Darwin:

Bicentennial Park

A great way to spend your day while in Darwin is to go to the Bicentennial Park. This huge area of parkland is situated in the city center. It encompasses the Civilian Memorial and The Cenotaph War Memorial as well as overlooks the Darwin Harbour. More so, it hosts various events, including concerts for the Greek Glenti and Festival of Darwin.

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Known as the premier cultural institution of Northern Territory, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory is home to globally renowned scientific and art collections as well as research programs. It showcases various exhibitions that every art lover will appreciate. In addition, it hosts the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Awards yearly.

Mindil Beach

In case you are in search of an island getaway, then head to the beautiful Mindil Beach. It is located close to the central business district, so it is easy to go here and spend some relaxation. This stunning beach offers a lot of things you can do, such as catching a fire show, massage therapy, various water activities, and food tripping. Furthermore, you can shop till you drop at Mindil Beach Sunset Markets every dry season.

Charles Darwin National Park

Famed for its World War II concrete bunkers, Charles Darwin National Park is one of the important places in Darwin. This impressive national park houses 36 mangrove species, military bunkers, as well as shell middens. It also secures a part of Port Darwin wetland, one of the most significant wetlands in Australia. You can also stroll around the entire park either by biking or simply walking and get the chance to witness the sweeping views of the city’s skyline.

Choosing Darwin as your holiday destination is a great idea. Since it is one of the less touristy spots in Australia, you won’t be worrying about large crowds anymore. You will totally have a one-of-a-kind and fun vacation once you visit these astonishing places mentioned above. Hence, make it a point to plan your trip properly and have an ultimate Darwin experience with your family or friends that you will remember all your life.

Lake Water Overflow On Little Ridge Park

Gate to the park is closed.

Gate to the park is closed.

Lake water overflow.

Lake water overflow.

They are fishing on the dock.

They are fishing on the dock.

 

Visit Your Local Parks And Zoo

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Park with a pond.

It is Spring time again.  Yes.  We are very excited about new blooms in my garden in front of my house.  This is the time of the year when people are starting to go out and about.

Spring time is a great time to visit parks and zoos. During the Spring Break, kids and families go on trips out of town, out of state, out of the country, and even go on a cruise. A few of my friends went on a cruise this passed Spring Break. But one of the the most visited places is the zoo.

I haven’t been to the zoo since…I don’t know. I accompanied my cousin on his Field Trip to the Manila Zoo when he was in the second grade. I think that was in 1998. I was in my late teens then. I didn’t appreciate the trip at that time because I had to watch for my cousin to be sure he’s safe at all times. We didn’t have any photos because I didn’t have my own camera that time. And cellphones were still in the making at the time. So I didn’t have photos as souvenir from that trip.

When the time came that I was able to earn money and got to buy a digital camera, I took pictures whenever I get the chance.  So when my husband took me to the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens and Fort Worth Zoo, I took tons of pictures.  A camera is one of the important travel items to take with you anywhere you go. 🙂

At the zoo.

At the zoo.