Friday, December 2, 2011

Florida Clearwater Vacation Condo

Our latest video is of a lovely condo in the Clearwater/St. Petersburg area of Florida.

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Monday, July 11, 2011

The Steak Pit Restaurant Bragg Creek Alberta Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The STEAK PIT is 50 Years Old!!!

To our knowledge, it is the only restaurant in Alberta (if not CANADA!!) to have attained this milestone, with the same ownership.
Yes, back in 1961, builder/visionary, Gordon Shoults, then a young army band sergeant, spent his spare time building this unique structure, opening it that summer as a take-out burger bar, with a 30-seat restaurant.
Soon to become a destination spot for adventurous city diners, the STEAK PIT expanded twice, and also added three A-frame chalets to accommodate travellers and get-away seekers.

The STEAK PIT has become an icon in the restaurant industry, for its cozy atmosphere signature steaks and salad dressing, and for the ubiquitous personalized wooden signs that dot the landscape, literally around the world.
Having weathered the many economic swings of the past 50 years, the STEAK PIT is READY TO CELEBRATE!!!!
Gordon, along with Operator, Marisa Rosati, and Head Chef, Scottie, are pleased TO INVITE YOU to join in the fun over the weekend of July 15, 16, 17, 2011.
There will be special menus, with anniversary food and drink items, lots of entertainment (with some
celebrity alumni surprises), and memorabilia to recall times past, celebrated at this unique spot.

As a special incentive, we invite you to bring along one of the following:
--your personalized reservation sign (the older the better!),
--proof of past employment at "The Pit",
--proof of your "949" telephone prefix,
--this invitation
.....for "deeper discounts" and special offers.

Please call Marisa at (403)949-3633 for more information and reservations.

Entertainment lineup is as follows
Fri. 15th: Brock & Merry Jo (entertainers from late 70's) 6 p.m.

Sat. 16th: Peter Clark (12:30 - 2:30)
Michelle Boudreau (3-5 p.m.) (Gord's grand-daughter, CBC entertainer)
Joyce and Gord (and Bob) 6 - 10

Sun. 17th: Brunch 11 a.m. - ??? Joyce & Gord 11 - 1 p.m.
Dixieland Band 2-5
Cowboy Poetry with Jesse Colt 5:30 - 6:30 (give or take)
Peter Clark & Courtney Faber 6:30 - 9-ish

Joyce and Gord will be "on site" all through the week-end to meet & greet old friends and customers
who happen to stop by. Reservations recommended for the 3 evenings, and for Sunday Brunch.
Special feature of Beer & a Burger for $10 on "off hours", and several dinner entrees, and Sunday Brunch for

Make us a part of YOUR 2011 Summertime Memories.

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Memories of Disneyland Vacation

As a child and one of seven children, we didn't take many holidays, and going to Disneyland was always an unfulfilled dream.

My husband was just like me and had always yearned of going to this magical place.

The dream was finally realized when our twins were 9 years old.

We will never forget the thrill of walking though the parking lot towards the entrance. I am sure we were more excited than the kids.

Once inside, our son was determined to get an autograph from each Disney character.

So it was Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, Snow White, and running here and there madly trying to meet them and so wanting to believe they were real.

We were staggered by the technology of the place, not to mention the amazing rides. Small World was delightful, and probably our favourite was the boat ride that took us to the Pirates of the Caribbean. This was back in the 80s and I know that many more exciting rides have been added since that time.
Today Disneyland is still a major tourist destination for not only families but people of all ages. The one great thing this place does is bring out the child in us all.

Another great memory of that trip was staying in a vacation rental that was steps from the Disneyland entrance. We were able to cook most of our meals and avoid the expense of eating out. The accommodations were spacious and comfortable and we were so grateful that we didn't have to cram in a small hotel room for our special holiday.

There are still many Orlando Vacation Rentals to be found that are very close to Disneyland. After our experience I would strongly recommend renting from an owner for your Disney vacation. We look forward to renewing our Disneyland memories but this time with our grandchildren.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Kihei Maui Vacation Rentals

Charley Young Beach
Kihei is located in South Maui and is popular for its fine beaches and a vacation rental for every budget. As you make your way down South Kihei Road there are many privately owned condos in great locations for your special Hawaii holiday. You can even get oceanfront properties in Kihei at affordable rates. There are also many family oriented rentals with green areas for your children to run and play on.
Kihei has a wide choice of restaurants from fast food to fine dining and to suit every pocket book. The shopping areas in Kihei are not confined to one district and you can find craft fairs, farmer's markets, factory outlet stores, clothing stores, sports stores, Longs Drugs ( a great place to buy wine etc at fantastic prices) Hawaiian Moons health food store and many other interesting shops. The Piilani Village Centre has Safeway,Hilo Hatties, ABC Store, Dairy Queen and Starbucks, where incidentally I saw Santa the other day on vacation, enjoying a cup of coffee . No kidding. Read More.

Wailea is not far away with wonderful golf courses, the lovely Shops of Wailea and higher end condos. It is a treat just to drive through this lovely district and if you are located in a Kihei vacation rental it is not far.

There is a wonderful walk you can do if you park at Ulua Beach. The walkway takes you along the ocean in front of all the Wailea Hotels. If you feel like a special treat you may want to stop off at one of the hotels for a lovely buffet breakfast, but just remember you are paying for the fantastic setting. Our favourite Happy Hour place in Wailea is Gannons on the Gold (golf) course. Experience fantastic sunsets from here, and suprisingly in such a classy place, drinks and pupus( appetizers) during happy hour are affordable for anyone.

All of these amenities combined make Kihei Vacation Rentals an excellent choice for your holiday in beautiful Hawaii.
 Here are some very nice Kihei vacation condos that you can rent directly from the owners.

Maui Oasis Rental - Designer's two bedroom two bath vacation condo with lots of extra amenities. Close to beach, shopping, restaurants, parks etc. Great central location! Lovely tropical grounds with pool, hot tub and outdoor kitchen.

Maui Kihei Vacation Rental - The Maui Garden House is a two bedroom/2 bath vacation home nestled in a beautiful tropical garden setting overlooking the grounds and pool. Close to beach, shops, church, restaurants etc.

Maui Kihei Vacation Condo - Vacation in Paradise at our updated two bedroom, two bath condo located in a peaceful garden setting, just steps to the beach and close to shops and restaurants.

One Bedroom Kihei Vacation Condo - spacious and beautifully furnished condo in a great complex right across the road from well known Kamaole 3 beach. Free internet, two pools, tennis court and BBQs. Sleeps 4
Beachfront Vacation Condo - large one bedroom condo centrally located on Maui's sunshine coast of Kihei. Enjoy awesome sunsets from your own private lanai. Pool, hot tub, child's wading pool, BBQs, picnic areas, shuffleboard and a great ocean front setting. Sleeps 4

Oceanfront Vacation Rental - large one bedroom condo with ocean view. Close to shopping, restaurants, craft fair and many great Kihei beaches. Oceanfront property with pool, BBQs, shuffleboard and lovely grounds. Sleeps 4

Two Bedroom Ocean View Condo - wall to wall, ceiling to floor windows in the living room and master suite which open onto private lanais, offering views of the West Maui mountain and the ocean. Comfortably sleeps 7 people.

Maui Sun Fun - South Kihei Vacation Condo - spacious 2 bedroom/2 bath condo in great location. Pool View. Close to beach, shopping, restaurants.
Mana Kai
Magnificent Beachfront Maui vacation rental condominium is located on the top floor of Mana Kai, Wailea,Maui.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Choose Mt. Baker Lodgings for Your Winter Ski Vacation

Mt. Baker Washington
Conveniently located just 2 hours north of Seattle, and 1.5 hours south of Vancouver BC, Mt. Baker ski lodgings include private, self-catering, fully equipped Mt. Baker area cabins, cottages, condos, chalets, and executive vacation home rental accommodations, located in the mountain villages of Glacier and Maple Falls, at the magnificent gateway to the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest, and the adjacent Mount Baker Ski Area!
There are many reasons that you should consider Mt Baker ski chalet or vacation home but the main one is that the Mount Baker recreation Area is a year-round playground! SUMMER guests enjoy great hiking, mountain biking, mountain climbing, rock climbing, backpacking, freshwater fishing (lake and river), small game hunting, white water rafting, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, nature viewing, tennis, and golf. WINTER guests enjoy spectacular downhill and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and sledding. Don't forget your camera.....the photography is unsurpassed year-round!

Mt. Baker Ski Lodging
The special feature of the Mt Baker area is that if you choose Mt Baker Ski Accommodations or vacation homes you will have your own home away from home no matter what the season. Renting from an owner will give you closer access to the ski resort and the many activities that Mt. Baker has to offer. You will also be experience a more affordable vacation when you share expenses with family and friends.