10 Things You Can Do to Make Sure It’s a Fun Family Trip

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Coastal Bend Mamas

Hi Mamas,

Summer is almost over! Just enough time for one last Road Trip! We have a terrific article this week about making that trip a fun experience plus great info on events coming up this August.   Check out our new Back to School section on our website too – we are putting up some terrific info there too!

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Have a great weekend! Enjoy!! ~Judy

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Local Events Coming Up:

Bay Jammin’ Concert  Series – FREE!

Summer Live Entertainment Lineup at Cole Park Amphitheater

 

Now through August 13, 2015

The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department’s Cultural Services Division and CHRISTUS Health Plan, J² Productions, along with other local businesses once again invite you to come out to Cole Park Amphitheater to enjoy the Bay Jammin’ CONCERT Series. This year’s lineup will continue every Thursday evening now through August 13, 2015, from 7:30pm9:30pm. The stage is set under the stars against our beautiful Corpus Christi bayfront.

The City will showcase a variety of bands. Music will be live—in a variety of genre from rock, country, world beat, jazz, blues and much more. All these concerts are offered FREE for everyone, so bring your lawn chairs, blankets and enjoy this wonderful entertainment.

 

SUMMER 2015 CONCERT REMAINING LINEUP: (Thursdays, 7:30pm9:30pm)

August  6      Scarecrow People (Reggae, Variety, and 80’s)

August  13    Jeff “El Jefe” Anderson Trio (Original Texas Blues Rock)

Bay Jammin’ Cinema Series – FREE!

Summer Entertainment Lineup at Cole Park Amphitheater

 Now through August 14, 2015

The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department’s Cultural Services Division and CHRISTUS Health Plan, J² Productions, along with other local businesses once again invite you to come out to Cole Park Amphitheater to enjoy the Bay Jammin’ CINEMA Series. This year’s lineup which will continue now through August 14, 2015 is full of action, adventure and will bring out the laughter in all ages. Movies will be shown under the stars against our beautiful Corpus Christi bayfront every Friday evening after dark. All films are closed captioned. The movies are offered FREE for everyone, so bring your lawn chairs, blankets and enjoy this wonderful family entertainment.

 

SUMMER 2015 CINEMA REMAINING SCHEDULE: (Fridays, after dark)

July  31     Penguins of Madagascar (92 min – Animation | Adventure | Comedy)

August  7      Annie (118 min – Comedy | Drama | Family)

August  14     Maleficent (97 min – Action | Adventure | Family)

For more information about this concert series, visit www.ccparkandrec.com (click ‘Arts & Culture’) or call 361-826-3417.

The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department is dedicated to providing quality, affordable, enrichment programs for all ages and interests. For more information about the wide variety of programs and services offered by the department, visit www.ccparkandrec.com. We invite everyone to Live. Learn. Play!

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10 Things You Can Do to Make Sure It’s a Fun Family Trip

Expert Author Judith I Villarreal

There’s really nothing more exciting than rounding up the gang together for a fun family trip. As summer takes a firmer grip on the days, one of the best (and certainly kid approved) ways to celebrate is with a road trip. As a classic way to gather the whole crew up for a week or so of bonding, the road trip is often overlooked as an activity that needs planning because the destination will offer up the fun. However, as it’s often said: getting there is half the fun! Keep these awesome 10 things in mind when your family adventure rolls around.

1. Pack fun car games to keep the family entertained

Keep a variety of giggle inducing games that are car friendly to keep boredom away. You’ll never have to hear another “Are we there yet?” from your squirmy kids in the backseat. A few ideas for games for your family fun trips are Mad Libs, I Spy, Car Bingo, and Name That Tune.

2. Pack yummy snacks for the road

Don’t rely on the roadside convenience stores to satisfy your snack attacks. Having prepared snacks is a great way to keep any tummies from rumbling with the peace of mind that you know what exactly is going into your family’s bellies. Wouldn’t you rather feed your family wholesome cut veggies, sandwich squares, and juice than the sugary sodas and questionable hot dogs you’ll find in a gas station?

3. Book an awesome hotel

Ensure your fun family trips go smoother than a jar of creamy Jiffy by carefully booking your hotel. You want to make sure that it has something that the whole family can enjoy like swimming pools, breakfasts, cable, and all sorts of other awesome goodies.

4. Go on adventurous tours

Skip the boring tours and opt for ones that offer a more memorable experience like ghost tours, dollhouse museums, or safari rides at a wild life center.

5. Do your research

Wherever your final destination is pinned, make sure you have a list of things to see and do before you get there.

6. Take a camera

With all of the excitement of the pending trip, cameras are sometimes forgotten. Be sure you won’t miss special moments of your fun family trips by remembering to pack your camera, charger, and spare battery.

7. Get some fresh air

When you’re planning out your days, don’t forget to add a few trips that will offer outdoor fun and sunshine to give the little ones room to run around and stretch their legs.

8. Check out cheesy landmarks

Every city has cheesy landmarks. Go to each one and snap a silly photo.

9. Have some littles time

Carve out a very special day that’s all about the kiddos. Maybe you decide to head to a train museum that you know they’ll love.

10. Have some grown up time

Don’t forget to have some special grown up time too, though! Whether it’s a nice dinner with wine or antiquing, be sure to include fun for the grown ups too.

If you’d like more ideas and tips on how to make sure you have fun family trips, click here or go to VisitGranbury.com to learn more.

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