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Now that kids are back at school and you're back to crazy schedules the only time left is weekends for family fun this fall (that is , of course after that Saturday Soccer game!).
We love fall for the Pumpkin picking, hay rides, haunted mazes and apple picking.
Here's a few to put on your list:
Schmitt’s Family Farms in Dix Hills, weekends starting September 21st-October 27. Along with the pumpkins and animals, they've got Long Island's largest hay pyramid!
Hick's Nurseries in Westbury has great food, hayrides, a petting zoo and more weekends from September 21st-October 31st.
There's nothing like driving out east and experiencing farm after farm in the fall. If you do, stop at Harbes farms in Mattituck. You name it and they've got it AND the best roasted corn too! http://www.harbesfamilyfarm.com/
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Here's the best daycation trip you'll ever take for $35: grab a canoe!
We went to Carmen's River in Suffolk County and spent an afternoon looking at beautiful flowers, hawks, turtles, fish and even saw just born baby birds being fed in a nest!
Bring lunch! Be prepared to paddle but don't worry it's all calm water on this river. There's lots of places on Long Island that rent canoes and kyaks! Hit the water!
This could be the best thing to ever happen to your BBQ or campfire.
If you love S'mores, these are a game changer!
What's the biggest challenge when you load up a graham cracker with the chocolate and get set to take a bite? That mushy puffed marshmallow goodness is round and flops all over. Now, bring on Jet-Puffer Stacker Marshmallows!
I found these bad boys at Target. They're FLAT so the FIT your cracker! No more gobs of wasted marshmallow dripping over the side.
Fire up the fire!
It happened once on a Tuesday. We were at a Hurricane Wings and realized that KIDS EAT FREE. What a great feeling! It even feels better knowing you’re not paying – especially when your kids don’t finishing their chicken nuggets. They never do! Here’s some restaurants where kids eat free on Long Island:
Oceanside: Monday, Tuesday and Friday kids eat free after 4 PM.
Massapequa Park: Thursday nights kids eat free 4 – 10 PM.
Lindenhurst: Kids eat free Wednesday and Friday after 4PM.
West Babylon: Monday through Thursday after 3 PM.
Huntington Station: Tuesday and Thursday kids eat free after 4PM.
Commack: Kids eat free every Monday and Wednesday from 4 to 10 PM.
RUNYONS OF SEAFORD:
Kids 10 and under always eat from 4 – 7 PM. One kids meal with every full-priced adult entrée.
MOES SOUTHWEST GRILL:
Woodbury, East Meadow, Garden City, Greenvale, ...
And now from the self proclaimed “cheapest guy on Long Island” comes my new favorite website. I’ve found amazing deals here. And they’re real deals. I’m impressed as most are major stores or websites and it’s all in one place. Give it a look and see if you can save some cash! The best problem I’ve found with the site is I’m tempted to buy stuff I really don’t need! Like a $16 clock radio for my Ipod. I’ve seen them for $70! Here’s the site: slickdeals.net
It’s that time of year!
Our family always looks forward to Christmas Tree lightings. Here’s a few happening soon. You might even see us and KJOY at these!
Baldwin Tree Lighting
1980 Grand Ave, Baldwin
East Meadow Tree Lighting
Veterans Memorial Field
Bellmore Tree Lighting
Bedford Ave and Broadway
Rockville Centre Tree lighting
Check back throughout the holiday season for more tree lightings as they are announced!
It’s Pumpkin time! Here are a few tips to keep your pumpkin fresh looking all month. Just watch out for squirrels…they got our pumpkins last year!
● If the cut edges of your jack-o’-lantern are curling, re-hydrate the pumpkin by soaking it in a tub of water overnight. After removing, allow the pumpkin to drain for half an hour and pat dry.
● While your jack-o’-lantern is on display, periodically mist it with water to help keep it hydrated.
● After carving, coat the cut edges and the inside of the jack-o’-lantern with Vaseline. It’ll help seal in moisture.Spraying hairspray on the inside of your pumpkin will help increase its life span too.
With cooler weather, it’s a perfect time for a game of miniature golf with your family! We go every few weeks and have tried many of the courses on Long Island. Here’s a list of some we’ve been to and others friends have told us about. Want to add one to the list? Email me! FORE!
1024 Broadhollow Rd., Farmingdale
Crow's Nest Mini Golf
Nautical Mile, 262 Woodcleft Ave, Freeport
Harbor Links Golf Course
1 Fairway Dr., Port Washington
Country Fair Park
3351 Rte. 112, Medford
Cantiague Park Mini Golf
1 West John Street, Hicksville
Eisenhower Park Mini Golf
Eisenhower Park, Parking Field 5
Jones Beach Mini Golf
Ocean Parkway Field 4, Wantagh
Pirate Adventure Golf
Bayville Adventure Park
8 Bayville Avenue, Bayville
Our family is all about the beach. And why not? Isn’t that one of the reasons we live on Long Island? It’s a quick getaway, fun and cheap (okay, it used to be cheap to park but it’s still worth it). Hitting the beach can feel like a mini vacation if it’s the right beach. Before the summer is up, I’d like to trade beach secrets. Where do you go? Why do you go there? What makes “your” beach special. Sure Jones Beach is great but many small beaches can be better because each has its own character.
Here’s a few we do every year:
NICKERSON BEACH – It’s on Lido Boulevard on Nassau’s South Shore. Nice beach. Fairly quiet. Nice new playground for kids.
COREY BEACH – It’s in Bayport on Suffolk County’s South Shore. We like it because it’s tucked away and has what I think is ...