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10.9.11

Weekend Take Me Back - Twenty One?!




Thanks for stopping back by!!!
I hope that my little weekend take me backs are letting you see more of who I am...
If you missed any, feel free to stop over at these links:
You can read how awesome my mom was for my Sweet 16 .
Learn about the day My brother was RAN OVER.
Oh, and the story of the Snake Whistle.

For today, I want to talk about my 21st birthday.
As I mentioned before, my mom is pretty stinkin awesome.
I did not realize or appreciate it at the time, so...
I guess part of these posts are to share with everyone just how cool she is!!!

When I was away at college, my mom always sent me mail.
You know, regular "snail mail," guess that is why I love it so much!
Anyways...

I was living in Atlanta.
I was turning 21.
My parents were taking my roommate and I to LAS VEGAS to ring in my 21st birthday.
Leading up to then...
I was working at Diggers, the sports bar that I started working at as soon as I moved to Atlanta.
Normally, I would work...
Go home, eat lunch and relax...
Then, back to work the night shift...

This particular day, I received like 10 cards in the mail...
It was the week of my birthday, not my actual birthday.
But, it was from people that I had not talked to in forever.
I thought it was nice, kinda weird, but really cool...
Then, the next day, one or two more..
Day later, a couple more..
THEN-
TONS!!!
The mail lady asked me what was going on, as I pulled up to check the mail while she was there..
I asked what she was talking about.
She walked to the truck and pulled out stacks and stacks of cards!!!!

I took all the cards and called my mom...
She had planned this for me.
Talk about a great way to remember my 21st!
(As if Vegas wasn't enough..)
Still, I went back to Diggers and went to the back booth.
I sat there and read card after card.
More and more..

Come to find out, my mom had contacted tons of people and asked them to send me a card...
She had given them the card and asked them to bring them back to her...
(So she could mail them)
It was cards from neighbors from my childhood.
Cards from old teachers.
EVEN teachers from my NURSERY SCHOOL, where I first started attending at 6 weeks old.
There were cards from friends and family.
I laughed..
I cried..

I tell you what..
My mom, she is pretty special!!!!
So, call or visit your mom, if you can.
Just to say I LOVE YOU and I AM THANKFUL for you.
If you can no longer do that, just think about them for a minute.
At the end of the day, I hope I turn out like my mom!

As for Vegas...
I went and had a blast...
Saw shows...
Lost Money...
But hey...
It was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What To Expect - The Movie FILMED NEAR ME!

I am pretty sure you have all heard of the "pregnancy Bible," What To Expect.
Well, it was pretty neat for us the other day...
We were driving and I noticed all these trailers and big rigs in a parking lot.
Me, being the ever so curious...
I whipped the car around to find out what was going on.

Come to find out, they were filming scenes of What To Expect.
Now, I for one, am very curious as to how this is going to be made into a movie..
I just can not figure it out...
Unless, they took Heidi Murkoff's advice and then wrote a screen play for it...
I dunno...

What I do know is I was looking online to see what I could find out about it...
Me being the person I am, I am adding a link for you if you want to check it out...



Other than that...
I can not show you any pictures of the area...
They had it locked down tighter than Ft. Knox!
I laughed and told Marc I had never seen something so secured...
Top Secret, must have the President filming scenes or something...

BUT - want to hear something super cool?
I was tweeting with Heidi Murkoff (the author, click HERE to follow her on twitter.)
We went back and forth for a bit, she promised to give Matt Morrison a hug for me...
You KNOW I love me some Glee!
Anyways, I finally got the nerve up to ask if there was any way she would sign my book for me...
She was like 3 minutes from my house. Okay, not 3... 5 and that was with traffic!
She did!
She came out to the parking lot...
(I even got to meet her husband!!)
Signed my book...
Gave me a huge hug.
Talked to Broxton.
and of course...
Took a picture with me!!!


The next day, she even tweeted to let me know that she hugged Matt for me!
:) Talk about a sweet lady!!!
Her and her husband were wonderful and I am so glad that I got to meet them!!!!


9.9.11

Will You Click?


I am all about helping a good cause...
With that being said...
I just received an email that will allow you to click to donate.
No, it doesn't cost you anything...
But - Your - Time.
Pretty Simple.
Stonyfield has teamed up with Breastcancer.org.
For every click you make, Stonyfield will donate 10 cents...
They have almost raised $2,000.00 already!!!!
Don't you want to help out?

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HERE IS THE EMAIL I RECEIVED:
(It explains it better than I can!)

We wanted to share with you this great campaign that Stonyfield just launched to support the nonprofit Breastcancer.org. The campaign is part of an ongoing partnership between Breastcancer.org and Stonyfield. Earlier this year, Breastcancer.org launched its Organic Living section, which is part of the organization’s global Think Pink, Live Green initiative. The goal of Organic Living is to help people understand how the outside environment affects breast health through the chemicals in food, beverages, medications, and other products they use. Stonyfield sponsored the development of this new section, which provides invaluable information and advice on adopting an organic lifestyle, including steps you can take today to lower your breast cancer risk tomorrow.

You can help by going to www.click4breastcancer.org where you can read, listen to, and watch the stories of those affected by breast cancer. We encourage you to “like” and share these stories with others through your blog, Facebook, Twitter, and email. Each action generates a “click" and every time you perform one - such as "liking" or commenting on a story, sharing your own story, adding to the word cloud by clicking "for" someone, sending an email, or tweeting - Stonyfield donates $.10 to Breastcancer.org. It's that easy. You don't have to submit any personal information, make a donation, or anything like that. Just click and we'll do the rest.

Come on everyone - let's get clicking for a great cause!!

www.click4breastcancer.org


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Just head on over and click...


***** This was not asked for me to post this, I just wanted to share...
If even one more person clicks, think of the donations!!!! *****


Will you head over and click now?

Furniture Fix #giveaway - As Seen On TV


I always wonder about the As Seen On TV Ads...
Do they work?
Is it junk?
So, I do buy some from time to time...
Sometimes, I am happy, others... Not so much!!!

I had the chance to review the Furniture Fix.

Now, with 4 growing boys, as well as the rest of us...
You can imagine how much the couch gets used!
Oh, and game day?
Forget it!! Up and Down!!! It gets crazy.
That being said, our couch needed a bit of support.
We could really use a new couch, but financially, lets just repair what we have for now!!!!
So, furniture fix... Was it going to be a helper or not?

As soon as the box arrived, I had to open it and try it out...
The box comes with 6 grooves to put together.
It is to repair one seat.
So, I picked the area of the couch that seemed the worse.
(You can purchase more to make it fit the whole couch. One box for a seat, two for a loveseat, three for a couch... You get the picture?)

Wow! Talk about a MAJOR improvement!!!
I was impressed.
No, I have not hauled it over to Wal-Mart to buy more yet...
But we will!
Guarantee that, buddy!!!!

I was skeptical if it would work being that there is no mention of weight.
But, so far, no problems!!!
My parents came up this past weekend.
Well, my dad and a buddy came up to go to the game and my mom came to see Broxton...
I had to make them check it out.

First thing my mom said was how she almost hit the floor where the support is leaving us for better days...
Then, she tried the one where the furniture fix was...
Wow... She was impressed too!
Then, they made their friend check it out!
All around, we were all surprised how it worked...

I love my husband... This is him going to sit down without the cushion...
A bit dramatic, but it sure did make me laugh...
Well, it really doesn't show you... But this is Marc without the furniture fix...
Look at where his shoulders are ... and the cushion... near his rear end....
This is him with the furniture fix placed.
Once again, look at his shoulders and how much higher up he sits!!!!

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8.9.11

Aloha Friday - Comedian


Is it me, or do the days of the week seem to fly by lately?
I mean, summer is sort of ending...
Well, summer fun is over, but the temps are slowly leaving...

Football season is underway and all is well :)

It's FRIDAY, which means...
ALOHA FRIDAY Question time:
I am linking up with Kailani at Island Life.

My question this week:
Who do you think is funnier?
Jim Carey or Adam Sandler?

My answer...
I just LOVE ADAM SANDLER.
I think we have most of his movies too, he cracks me up.

Broxton's "Buddy Fruits"


I do not know about you, but whenever we go to the store, I always notice the Buddy Fruits Products.
Every. Single. Time.
Quite honestly, it is the simple packaging of the white with the cute friendly little green apple that catches my attention.
The simplicity and how cute it is ...
That certainly catches the eye of a child too!

I was excited to see that they have the "Buddy Fruit Bites" now.
We have seen the Blended Fruit (and I want to try the Fruit and Milk soon.)
But, we have never seen the bites.

I hate to admit it, but we normally just buy the fruit versus the fruit snacks.
I would love to have the fruit snacks, but then I always wonder...
How much is fruit and how much is all the other junk?

I was happy to see that the Buddy Fruit is 100% Fruits!
(They even tell you on the packaging how much was used for that bag!)
We tried the Orange...
That would be 8 orange slices and 7 apple slices in there, in case you wondered.
Broxton loved them!
He ate some, put them up and then went back for more a bit later!
Oh, that was another thing I loved...
The bag is resealable!
Perfect for a little munching throughout the day!

We also tried the Pomegranate and Acai.
I like both of those, so I thought I would love it...
They were great too, but the orange was best to me.
I honestly think Broxton liked them better.

They sell Buddy Fruits at all the major stores, we have them at both Wal-Mart and Publix here...
So, if you are looking for a healthy snack option.
Or - a great side item for your kids (or even yours, they are great) lunch...
Hey, if you have someone deployed...
Send them this!!!

You can follow Buddy Fruit on Facebook and Twitter.
If you visit the Buddy Fruit website, you can even download a coupon!!!

FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

7.9.11

Angelina Ballerina - The Shining Star Trophy (Review)

With Broxton, we pretty much watch the same characters, but I am always up for trying something new...
If not, how would we ever branch out?
We were sent the new Angelina Ballerina Movie, so I was curious as to if he would actually sit and watch it...
I put the DVD on and he came to join me.

I have never seen Angelina before, but of course, I had heard of her...
I am not sure how all of her shows go, but the story in this movie was really cute.
I loved the message!!!!

The point of this movie is that there is a competition and they must each come up with a talent to showcase.
The winner wins "The Shining Star Trophy."
Right at the beginning, they all wanted to win...
I mean, who doesn't like winning?
But - then it is pointed out : It is NOT about winning, but it is about expressing yourself!!

What a great thing to share with kids that would be watching this!!!

Angelina seems like a great friend to have, as she is trying to help all of her friends find a talent to use for the show...
She is helping them so much that she forgets that she needs to come up with something herself!
I like that they show how thinking about things will help you come up with a solution!
She helps them figure out what they LIKE to do and then that narrows it to the talent that they are good at!!!
This movie also points out their are different dance styles!!!
(The kids will love dancing along with this!)

I thought it was cute, but it was a bit short...
For a "kids movie" it was only 55 minutes.
That was the perfect length for us though.

Now that we have watched it, I have given it to a friend of ours...
I just think that a little girl will love it so much more than Broxton.
Bottom line, if you have a little girl...
An Angelina fan or a dance fan...
Go ahead and order this DVD now...
They will love you for it!!!

FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

6.9.11

W/W - Football Season @babyfans_inc

Football Season has OFFICIALLY started and you know what that means...
Cold Weather should be coming....
Football brings happy days here (just don't mention the UGA opening game... for this time, we will just talk about LSU, as that is Marc's team and they won... Yes, I am still a bulldog, but a sad puppy at this time...)

So, I know it is wordless/wordful wednesday...
I want to give you a sneak peek into something pretty neat:
Babyfans!
We found this place yesterday and Broxton is so happy!
He is now the proud owner of an LSU toddler Jersey!!!!
Stay tuned...
Exciting things are headed your way!!!!!

Until then, check Broxton out!!!!
(He had to change in the parking lot to wear his team!)
and yes... He is still showing off his adorable boots!!!
Hey, it was raining here...
He HAD to wear them!!!!



***** This is not a sponsored post...
I think Broxton is adorable in his shirt and wanted to highlight that for my W/W post. *****

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4.9.11

September brings fun things to Disney Junior

Just sharing:
Disney Junior (which we enjoy!) is bringing along fun this September!!!!



Disney Junior is ramping up in September with a new "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Space Adventure" special and a "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" Talk Like A Pirate Day marathon and new episode. The month will also feature the debut of the new animated series "3rd & Bird!" and musical short-form series "Small Potatoes," as well as new episodes of favorite Disney Junior series including "Handy Manny," "Special Agent Oso" and "Jungle Junction."

In addition, DisneyJunior.com has launched a new "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Space Adventure" micro-site featuring space-themed recipes and crafts and "Mickey's Out of This World Treasure Hunt," where players can assist Mickey and his Clubhouse pals on their journey through space. A Talk Like A Never Land Pirate Day micro-site will also debut Friday, September 9, that allows fans to create and share their own animated videos of their favorite "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" characters using different pirate sayings, sound effects and backdrops. These pirate videos will be showcased in an online gallery.

New Disney Junior on-air programming for September includes:

Specials:

"MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE SPACE ADVENTURE" – MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 (9:00 – 9:55 a.m., ET/PT)

A new 45-minute special, "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Space Adventure," finds Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto blasting off to outer space in the Clubhouse rocket on an intergalactic treasure hunt that takes the gang to the Moon, Mars and the Rings of Saturn.

"JAKE AND THE NEVER LAND PIRATES" – MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

(6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., ET/PT)

In celebration of National Talk Like A Pirate Day, "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" takes over Disney Junior with a marathon and the debut of a brand new episode, "Captain Hook's Parrot/Skybird Island Is Falling" (8:30 – 9:00 a.m., ET/PT). In the new episode, Jake and his crew use teamwork and quick thinking to rescue Skully from the clutches of Captain Hook and save Skybird Island from falling when Captain Hook tries to take all the leaves from the island's Golden Tree.

New Series:

"SMALL POTATOES" – TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 (9:25 a.m., ET/PT)

A new short-form series from Emmy Award-winning Little Airplane Productions, "Small Potatoes" introduces a rocking quartet of musical spuds who sing, dance and rock their way through entertaining music videos and comedy sketches. The members of the band are Ruby, the diva; Nate, the artist; Olaf, the caretaker; and Chip, a quirky little spud. The band's songs cover every popular musical genre, from Motown to reggae and rock & roll.

"3RD & BIRD!" – MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 (12:00 – 12:30 p.m., ET/PT)

A new series from the BBC and Emmy Award-winning Little Airplane Productions, "3rd & Bird" follows the adventures of three young birds – Muffin Lovebird, Samuel and their friend, Rudy, as they learn all about their vibrant treetop community. Stories focus on diversity, tolerance, perseverance and social skills. Produced in Little Airplane's unique style of bold and colorful photo-puppetry animation, the series features music by Ziggy Marley and bird sounds and music by world champion music whistler, Michael Barimo.

New Episodes:

"HANDY MANNY" – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 (7:00-7:30 a.m., ET/PT)

In the episode "Doggie Door/Rocking Chair," Manny and the tools install a doggie door for Mrs. Portillo's dog and help build a rocking chair for the Alvarez family to rock their new baby to sleep.

"JUNGLE JUNCTION" – TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 (1:00-1:30 p.m., ET/PT)

In "Where's Ellyvan?/Bobby Loses his Hat," Ellyvan is scared of going to her tire check-up and tries to get out of it, and Bobby's friends help him realize that it is who he is and not what he wears that counts after his hat goes missing.

"HANDY MANNY" – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 (7:00-7:30 a.m., ET/PT)

In "Table for Too Many/Bunk Bed," Manny and the tools build an extra large table for Mr. Bouffant's dinner party and bunk beds for brothers, Kevin and Nelson.

"HANDY MANNY" – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 (7:00-7:30 a.m., ET/PT)

In "Flicker the Kicker/The Sheet Rocks Hills Strikers," Manny and the tools help Mr. Ayala set up a soccer goal in time for his son's first practice. Then, Manny leads his bowling team to a tournament victory and builds a trophy case to display the award.

"MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE"MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

(11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., ET/PT)

In "The Go-Getters," Detective Minnie, Secret Spy Daisy and Captain Clarabelle band together to form the Go-Getters in order to help stop a group of giant baby chicks who are running loose in Mickey Park.

"JUNGLE JUNCTION" – TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 (1:00 – 1:30 p.m., ET/PT)

In "Cadet Zooter/Jungle Job Swap," Zooter gets promoted to delivery cadet and Bungo swaps jobs with some of his pals.



***** I was not required to post this, we are just looking forward to the new episodes and thought you might be as well. This is not a sponsored post, just me sharing more information for you and your family. *****

Do You Use Rewards When You Travel?


We do not get to travel much...
With Marc's job, it just doesn't happen that way.
Also, a family vacation would not really be that fun if it didn't include him, know what I mean?

Whenever we do travel, I plan on taking advantage of the Rewards programs that are out there!
If you think about it, grocery stores offer rewards cards, why not hotels too?

Do you travel often?
I know people plan vacations during the summer, but they also plan them for the winter as well.
Also, if you are a big football fan, you might plan to take advantage of the away games to work into a family getaway weekend...

Well, I have received a couple emails that I wanted to share with you.

Wyndham Hotels has the "Wyndham Rewards" program.
It is the "largest lodging loyalty program" and it seems to have locations everywhere!!!

If you are looking for a fun getaway, check these out:
(This was just copied/pasted from their email, but it explains it pretty clear how wonderful this program can be... Basically, you stay at qualifying hotels, earn points per dollar spent and then "cash in" the points for rewards!!!)

For football fans - - - Headed to the game? Why not make it a family weekend... Take part in sight seeing while also learning about our beautiful country! OR - Let dad take a football weekend and mom goes on a mini-vacation of her own! Washington DC was a great family vacation for me! I have never been to Richmond, so I can not comment on it... BUT, New Orleans? Yes! Let Dad watch LSU play and you can go and check out New Orleans! Something for all ages! Chicago has fun adventures (and also great shopping!) San Francisco? I once wanted to live there... but now, it is just too far from home... But an AMAZING place to visit!!
READ MORE HERE:

Washington DC

· Attractions:

o National Air & Space Museum, Smithsonian Museum and National ZoologicalPark, National Mall (Capitol building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, etc.), Arlington House, National Aquarium

o For off the beaten path ideas visit historic Solomon’s Island, Maryland, a quiet waterfront fishing village located just 55 minutes south of Washington DC where the Patuxent River meets the Chesapeake Bay. This area offers jet skiing, kayaking, fishing and boat rentals. Visitors can even charter a boat for a day of Chesapeakefishing or luxury cruising. Kids can practice their geology skills exploring fossils from millions of years ago and tour the Drum Point Lighthouse at the Calvert MarineMuseum

· Hotel Deal: History in the Mid-Atlantic: Discovery DC at the Wyndham Garden Hotel – Gaithersburg

· Other Hotel Options:

o Days Inn Washington DC Connecticut Ave

o Howard Johnson Washington DC North

o Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Alexandria

Richmond, VA

· Attractions:

o Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown Battlefield, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia Aviation Museum, Federal Reserve Bank Money Museum

o For off the beaten path ideas take a day trip to Luray Caverns, located in the Shenandoah Valley, about an hour and a half from Richmond, VA. Since its discovery in 1878, Luray Caverns has been renowned as one of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders. The cave features naturally formed cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10 stories high and enormous chambers that are filled with towering columns, shimmering draperies and crystal-clear pools.

· Hotel Deals: Rest, Revive and Ride Package at the Wyndham Richmond Airport

· Other Hotel Options:

o Days Inn Williamsburg Colonial Historic Area

o Days Inn Williamsburg Colonial Resort

o Howard Johnson Inn Williamsburg

New Orleans, LA

· Attractions:

o Audubon Zoo, Cemetery tour, Louisiana Children’s Museum, New OrleansHistoric Voodoo Museum, Swamp Tour

· For off the beaten path ideas head about 50 miles from New Orleans in Vacherie,Louisiana is the Laura Plantation, one of a half-dozen plantations on the Great River Roadalong the Mississippi River. The newly restored Big House was originally completed in 1805 and is surrounded by over 1,500 acres of sugar cane fields. Tours are provided that give the history of the family home and the creole tradition.

· Hotel Deals: Taste of the South Dinner Package at The Whitney Wyndham Hotel

· Other Hotels:

o Ramada Plaza Hotel The Inn on Bourbon

o Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans

o Super 8 New Orleans

Chicago

· Attractions:

o Chicago Children’s Theater, Sears Tower Skydeck, Garfield Park Conservatory, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago Food Planet Food Tour

· For off the beaten path ideas take a quick 75 mile trip and hop the border to Lake Geneva,Wisconsin for some fun and adventure. In addition to beaches, fishing and cruising the Lake Geneva area offers zipline canopy tours that are designed to appeal to everyone from seasoned adventure travelers to young family vacationers.

· Hotel Deals:Family Breakfast Package at the Wyndham Chicago

OR American Girl® Place Package at the Wyndham Chicago: PJ Palooza Party!

San Francisco

· Attractions:

o San Francisco Zoo, Alcatraz Tour, Bay Area Discovery Museum, The TechMuseum (San Jose, CA), Exploratorium

· For off the beaten path ideas take a quick one hour trip to San Jose to explore the beautiful San Jose Municipal Rose Garden. Open since 1927, the Garden is exclusively devoted to shrubs of the rose family and features 189 varieties of roses. Visitors can enjoy colorful displays throughout the April to November season.

· Hotel Deals: Stay Five Nights and Save 30% at the Parc 55 San Francisco - Union Square



If that is not really your thing, you can always plan a weekend getaway to enjoy the fall foliage! I for one would LOVE to go and visit any and all of these areas... If nothing more than just the photography aspect of it all! (Think of the great family photo's you might capture!!!!)

READ MORE HERE:


· At 16,000 points per night, stay at the Baymont Inn & Suites in Asheville, North Carolina. Nestled in the foothills region of western North Carolina, Asheville is a spectacular location for leaf-peeping. Travelers can enjoy the beautiful views by peddling through theAppalachian Mountains on one of many biking trails, or hop in the car for a scenic drive on theBlue Ridge Parkway. Peak foliage-viewing is from mid to late October.

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At 14,000 points per night, visit the Days Inn Gaitlinburg on the River inGatlinburg , Tennessee. Leaf enthusiasts visiting Gatlinburg can enjoy the city’s small-town charm in the middle of the Smoky Mountains. With over 600 miles of hiking trails, travelers can observe a brilliant tapestry of foliage at 1,400 feet above sea level. Peak foliage-viewing is from mid-October to early November.

· For 16,000 points per night, stay at the Days Inn Bar Harbor in Bar Harbor, Maine. Bar Harbor, Maine. On the way to this quaint town, travelers can experience the dazzling hues of fall while driving along the 40-mile stretch of the Acadia Byway and stop to enjoy the rocky coastlines, crisp foliage and evergreens at Acadia National Park. Peak foliage-viewing is from mid-September to mid-October.

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At 16,000 points per night, visit the Ramada Downtown Denver in Denver, Colorado. Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Denver is an exciting metropolis within close driving distance of the best autumn sightseeing the Western U.S. has to offer. Leaf peep while exploring Colorado’s nearby wine country or by catching a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater, one of the most famous outdoor venues in the United States.

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At 16,000 points a night, take a trip to the Catskill region of New York State and stay at the Super 8 New Paltz. The Catskills are a quick two-hour drive from much of the New York Metropolitan area and feature beautiful foliage as well as harvest festivals and cultural events for travelers to enjoy. As an added bonus, the peak leaf-peeping season lasts from the middle of September until the end of October.

By using Wyndham Rewards points, travelers can save an average of $86.72 per night at the above leaf peeping destinations! With the money you save, why not indulge in these fall favorites:

· Eight pumpkin pies: $10 per pie

· 17 gallons of apple cider: $5 per gallon

· 21 gallons of gas: $4 per gallon

· Two cozy fall sweaters: $ 40 per sweater


***** I was not compensated in any way for this post... I just think it is a great way to reward yourself and SAVE at the same time! With the holidays coming up, we can all use rewards! I was not required to post this, just wanted to share!*****

 
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