Feb 27 2009

Finding More Fun: Carnival of Family Travel, 02/27/09

Here are some of my favorite family-travel posts from the past few weeks.

I also want to mention a few things going on in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area tomorrow (Saturday 2/28).

  • It’s Techfest at The Works, which means free admission and special displays and presentations.  If you haven’t been to The Works yet, stay away tomorrow so it’s not too crowded for me tomorrow’s a good day to check it out.
  • If you have a budding writer in grade K-3, there’s a Reading Rainbow Story-Writing workshop at the Country Inn and Suites Mall of America.  I’ll copy the press release below with details because I don’t see a website link.
  • Another helping of Global Hotdish at the Minnesota History Center.
  • There are also several free events listed at GoCityKids, the site I always check when looking for things to do.


Feb. 28, 2009 (February is I Love To Read month)

WHAT: The Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Bloomington at Mall of America is hosting kids from kindergarten to third grade for a special day of story-writing fun as they prepare their story entries for the 15th annual Reading Rainbow Young Writers & Illustrators Contest. Kids from the community will participate in a writing workshop at the hotel where they’ll learn what it takes to write and illustrate a great story, and then have the opportunity to work on their stories. There will also be door prizes for children who attend the event.

WHO: The event will include kids from the community as well as representatives from the hotel and writing coaches to assist with the workshop.

WHEN: Feb 28, 2009 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Bloomington at Mall of America

2221 Killebrew Drive

Bloomington, MN  55425

(952) 854-5555

BACKGROUND: Now in its 15th Year, the Reading Rainbow Young Writers & Illustrators Contest encourages kids from Kindergarten through Third Grade to write and illustrate an original story and submit it to a nationwide contest. The contest is meant to encourage children’s writing and story telling skills. Winning story entries are eligible for both local and national awards. Country Inns & Suites By Carlson recently signed-on as a presenting sponsor of the Emmy-Award winning Reading Rainbow program featured on PBS television.

CONTACT: Joan Lillie, Director of Sales 952.854.5555, joan.lillie@countryinns.com

Jeff Faust, Carlson Hotels Worldwide 763.212.3371. jfaust@carlson.com

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5 Comments to “Finding More Fun: Carnival of Family Travel, 02/27/09”

  1. Jendi on 27 Feb 2009 at 11:05 am

    The Foamhenge was fun with the kids. It’s on the road to the Natural Bridge in Virginia. It’s free – for education and amusement.

    Since we were traveling in the car for a long time we stopped, ran around, hollered, and let out a great bunch of energy before we had to sit again.

    Hide and seek there was harder than I thought it would be. :)
    Thanks for the link!

    Jendi’s last blog post..Sunday Poem ~ To Walk With Humility

  2. Luy on 27 Feb 2009 at 12:43 pm

    great list of child-friendly posts – DeliciousBaby is a great source. They recently did a fanastic guest post for us on child-friendly Rome; and we’ve just had a lovely postcard from My Marrakesh blogger Maryam Montague with a great insider tip on how to keep your little ones occupied in Morocco. Come and see us soon! ;-)

    Luy’s last blog post..Postcard from Marrakech: claytime playtime with the kids

  3. Carolina on 28 Feb 2009 at 11:24 am

    Thanks for putting this list together, so much to read, so little time…

    Carolina’s last blog post..Taking a Break in the Tiki Room

  4. Kara/MountainMama on 28 Feb 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Thanks so much for linking to us!

  5. Enjoying Travel With Kids on 19 Mar 2009 at 7:43 pm

    Thanks so much for the link to Travel Savvy Mom’s quiet travel toys. Some great ideas there!

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