So you've decided to check out the Alabama Gulf Coast on your next vacation since it's an ideal vacation spot for Hendricks County families. Great! You've made an excellent choice!
While you're there, you have to eat, right? And the kids aren't going to entertain themselves (at least mine won't). So where's a good spot for families to get a delicious bite to eat and for the kids to have fun while you're in the Gulf Shores, Alabama, area?
I'm so glad you asked.
Among my list of family-friendly can't-miss places to visit while you're at the Alabama Gulf Coast is LuLu's at Homeport Marina in Gulf Shores.
I had the rare opportunity on April 6 to be interviewed by Rob Kendall of WYRZ 98.9 FM radio in Brownsburg to discuss They're Our Kids on the "Central Indiana Today" show.
We talked about They're Our Kids, parenting in general, Macaroni Kid - Hendricks, the Kiwanis Club of Danville, the pros and cons of social media, the education system, and Danville schools.
I even talked a little bit about myself if you're interested in learning more about me.
We recently discovered that the Alabama Gulf Coast is an ideal vacation spot for Hendricks County families. One of the factors that makes it an ideal area is how easy it is to get there from here.
The Alabama Gulf Coast, which includes the cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, is about 781 miles south of Hendricks County, with the vast majority of the route taking place on Interstate 65. Families can expect 12 hours of driving time, plus time for eating, using the restroom, and stretching.
We learned a few things on our recent trip to the Alabama Gulf Coast, so I thought I'd share those pearls of wisdom with you.
Villagers, if you are looking for a place to spend a family vacation at any point throughout the year, I have a recommendation for you: visit the Alabama Gulf Coast.
We just returned from a wonderful Spring Break vacation in Orange Beach, Alabama -- which sits on the Alabama-Florida border and adjoins Gulf Shores, Alabama -- and I have come to the conclusion that the Alabama Gulf Coast is an ideal vacation spot for Hendricks County families.
Here are a few reasons why.
As a society, we spend a lot of time and effort tearing each other down.
We talk behind each other's backs, we sabotage each other, we bully each other, we say and post cruel and hurtful things about each other, and we celebrate when people crack under the social pressure or when they fail at something that means a lot to them.
Fans of one sports team revel in the failures of rival sports teams. (I'm guilty of that, as my New England Patriots fan of a brother-in-law can attest.) Commenters on virtually any online news story post hateful things about the subject of the article. I've heard some rotten comments from parents and coaches at youth sporting events, and it only takes a minute or two in a local chatter group on Facebook to see how heartlessly nasty we can be to each other.
But about the time that my faith in humanity starts to wane, someone like my daughter's assistant coach does something to restore it and demonstrates the power of praise.
We have a winner in our Here We Grow Again presale pass giveaway!
Congratulations to Shannon Yeater! She won three presale passes to the Spring 2016 kids consignment sale!
Where were the eggs?
Monday: Light and Life Christian Preschool
Tuesday: St. Susanna School
Wednesday: 10th Street Sports Center
Thank you to everyone who participated in our contest! Happy shopping, Shannon!
This is it! This is the final day of our three-day online Easter egg hunt for a chance to win three passes to the Here We Grow Again Spring 2016 presale!
For a clue on where to find Monday's Easter egg, click here.
For a clue on where to find Tuesday's Easter egg, click here.
So are you ready for a clue on where to find Wednesday's Easter egg? (It looks exactly like the one pictured.)
We've reached Day Two of our three-day Easter egg hunt for a chance to win three passes to the "Here We Grow Again" presale event, and the second egg is now hidden!
(In case you missed it, Monday's Easter egg is still hidden, and you can find the clue here.)
Tuesday's Easter egg looks exactly like the one pictured here, so let's get on with the clue about where it is!
Alright, Villagers! The first day of our Easter egg hunt to win three tickets to the "Here We Grow Again" presale is here!
The first Easter egg has been hidden.
Pictured is the egg you're looking for.
Remember the first two steps of the contest:
Are you familiar with Here We Grow Again? Twice a year, they hold a kids' consignment sale at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds and Conference Complex in Danville, and this year's Spring Sale is April 13-16.
They're going to have over 90,000 clothing items, toys, furniture and other kids' items for sale that will save shoppers a ton of money. It's a huge event that Villagers should definitely make a point of experiencing!
Wouldn't it be cool to be able to shop the Here We Grow Again Spring 2016 Sale the day before it's opened to the public? Oh yeah. All the best stuff still there, ripe for the purchasing!
Well, I have three passes to give away to the Here We Grow Again Spring 2016 pre-sale that will take place on Tuesday, April 12, from 4 to 8 p.m.! We're going to do a little online Easter egg hunt every day on March 21, 22 and 23!
Here's how it's going to work:
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