Thursday, December 29, 2016

Scuba Santa At Newport Aquarium 2016

We visited Scuba Santa at the Newport Aquarium again this year. This is our second year to visit him.
This is an awesome thing to see. If you don't have kids do not let that stop you from going and seeing him. We are all kids at heart and can all use a little Christmas magic. 
This year I am not sure if it had to do with the fact that we went on a Tuesday during the early afternoon or if that is how they are doing it this year, but we were able to 'meet" Santa and talk to him.
Lat year when we went, we sit in the room where he was and listened as he read a book and talked to the kids then we all lined up to get a photo with him if you wanted. This year was a lot more fun. We got to go up one at a time and talk to him and his elf and then we could get pictures. It was a really neat experience.
This year they also had bubbles that came down from the ceiling which was really neat.
I love the aquarium and I am so happy they offer this amazing experience every year. I have people on my Facebook page that live in other states and they are all in aw every time we go. 
Scuba Santa is still at the aquarium. I think he will be there till December 30th so go and check it out and have a nice chat with him.
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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Twisted House In Indiana

We were visiting Indiana and while there we stopped by the Indianapolis Art Center to see if we could find the Twisted House. 
Now if you know me or if you have been following this blog then you know I have a love for the strange and unusual and that is just what this little "house" was.
This house is made of cedar wood and like it's name states it is twisted or more like bent and was designed by American artist John McNaughton. 
This was so neat, I loved the way this little place looked. I would love to have something like this is my backyard. 
If you are Indianapolis make sure you stop and check this little house out. 
There is no charge to walk the grounds of the art center.
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The Christmas Cottage in Pendelton, Ky

I took my parents on a little road trip and we went through Pendelton, Ky. We stopped by The Christmas Cottage to see what they had. Being a lover of all things Christmas I can tell you, I LOVED this little place. 
We met one of the owners Charles Nichter and he was so nice and helpful. I really enjoyed talking to him and you can tell that he has a love for Christmas as he lives on the property where the store is located and every year they give tours of their house so you can see how they decorate and get some ideas and inspiration. 
The store is inside a shed and don't let the size fool you, this store has a lot of item in it. 
Everything was so pretty, I wanted to buy it all.
I did end up purchasing a tall l girl elf who was so cute, a little polar bear that is playing with his feet, and a cute little chihuahua tree ornament for my parents since they own Jack a chihuahua. 
My parents purchased some nut crackers as well.
There is something for everyone here no matter what your style or taste is. I can not say enough good things about this place. I love little private owned places like this and I love to support them.
You should check this little cottage out, I know you will be in awe of it like I was. 
They are located at 897 Pendelton Road. Pendelton, Ky, The phone number is 502-743-5919.
If I am not mistaking their hours are Wed and Thursday 10:00am to 5:00pm, Friday and Saturday 10:00am t 6:00pm and Sunday 12:00pm to 5:00pm
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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Clifton Mill

We took a trip to visit the historic Clifton Mill. This is a neat pace to see. It is on of the largest water powered grist mill still in existence. 
It was built in 1802 by a war solider and frontiersman Owen Davis. 
This place is full of history and you can still see the wheel running. They have a store that sells all kinds of nick knacks and there is also a restaurant that has great food and a beautiful view of the covered bridge and water below it. Oh yes there is a covered bridge and I LOVE covered bridges. 
There is also a 1940's gas station museum next door to the mill. It is covered with all kinds of old signs. 
During this time of the year, they are known for their beautiful Christmas light display. 
When we visited they were putting the lights up and getting things ready for the Holidays to kick off. They have done this display for over 20 years. They have 3.5 million lights that light up the mill, the gorge, the covered bridge, and the riverbanks. 
They also have a 100 foot "waterfall" of lights. 
They also have a miniature village and a Santa Claus museum. 
If you visit the Christmas display there is a $10.00 per person for anyone over the age of 7. 
To visit the mill any other time it is free. 
Clifton Mill is located at 75 Water Street. Clifton, Ohio
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