Archives for Amy Ortiz
A Rainy Autumn Staycation

As the days started to get cooler we decided to rent a quaint little cabin near Lake Lure at Rumbling Bald Mountain Resort for a nice September week-end. Our plan was to hike one afternoon, bike another, canoe in the evening, and roast marshmallows out by the fire pit after dark. We rented through Vacation… Read More »

Bridal Veil Falls, North Carolina 2014

Autumn is my favorite time of year, by far.  We haul out the crock pot, get to don a sweater when walking the dogs, and hear the crunch of leaves beneath our feet.  And as autumn’s bright reds and golds fade to brown, my husband starts getting excited to ‘hit the slopes’.  You can read… Read More »

Spring Break Getaway to the Great Wolf Lodge

Wolves and Water and Bears … ‘Oh My’! Spring break time in the Carolinas, and while the weather isn’t quite warm enough to hit the beach, its always warm in the Great Wolf Lodge. I decided to take Sophia on a fun overnight trip with a few friends, so I could write about our local… Read More »

The Magic of a Disney Cruise

Sophia had been begging for months – ‘Mom, Dad – we NEED to go on a Disney Cruise, I really want to ride the Aquaduck!!’  We enjoyed teasing her for a few months, telling her ‘No way can we do that this year!’  But on Christmas morning, Santa left a big surprise under our tree:… Read More »

Introducing RCCL’s Quantum of the Seas

Introducing Quantum of the Seas℠ from Royal Caribbean International PREPARE TO BE WOWED℠ Royal Caribbean International® unveils a Quantum leap forward in cruising. With newly  designed staterooms, innovative features, and transformative venues, Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, Quantum of the Seas, elevates cruising to an entirely new level. Sailing from Cape Liberty in Bayonne, New Jersey,… Read More »

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