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Glamping in Texas Hill Country at Living Waters on Lake Travis

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If you’re a fan of waterfalls, wine, and amazing views then a Texas Hill Country Vacation is perfect for you. My son and I were traveling back home to Dallas for my aunt’s 70th birthday party, so I decided to take advantage of the need to travel and spend our spring break doing something different in Texas. With a little research on Glamping Hub, I discovered that Texas is a glamping gold mine! There were so many options to choose from for glamping in Texas but my budget helped to narrow down my choices and I settled on Living Waters on Lake TravisRead More »

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Valspar Championship Golf Tournament Giveaway

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Spring is just around the corner so you know what that means! It’s time for the Valspar Championship 2017, part of the PGA Tour known as “Most Colorful PGA TOUR Tournament in the World.” Golf lovers will descend upon Innisbrook in Palm Harbor, Florida decked in the brightest and most eye catching colors they can find.

For the 3rd year in a row I’m pleased to announce that Outdoorsy Diva will be in attendance thanks to Valspar Championship and my readers can win a pair of tickets to attend too!!

Now I’m no golf fan by any stretch, but I have found the Valspar Championship to be a great way to spend time with the family enjoying the outdoors.   Check out my post about why you should attend a golf tournament even if you aren’t a golf fan!

Another great draw to make the Valspar Championship such a nice outing for families is the abundance of activities for kids. They dedicate a whole area as a kid zone that your littles will love!

Of course there is world championship golf happening and I have to say that final round can get really exciting!! I ended up just feet from the ball during one of the crucial final rounds last year.

Here is a list of the fun non-golf activities to look forward to at the Valspar Championship:

Photo Credit: PGA Tour

Mc Donald’s Family Fun Zone

Featuring a 16-foot-tall rock climbing wall, monster putting green, free popsicle, Imagination Playground and plenty of arts and crafts and games.

**This area located by the 8th green

Valspar Live

Free concert March 11th by Toby Keith on Saturday after tournament play has ended.

Frenchy’s Pool Party
Relax and enjoy the concessions on the covered pool deck located behind the 18th green.  Don’t miss their infamous crab fries!! Trust me!

*NEW* Foodies Activites 

  • Valspar Food Truck Rally
  • Celebrity chef cooking demonstration by Ming Tsai (Friday and Saturday)
  • Several new concession areas

The Grape & Grain

An upscale wine, beer and spirits emporium.  This new venue is open to all patrons located between the 9th and 10th holes of the Copperhead Course. Featuring both a delightful outdoor deck and air-conditioned interior seating, Grape & Grain features for purchase the offerings of William Hill Wines, Blue Chair Bay Rum, Crown Royal, Johnnie Walker, Bulleit Bourbon, Gordon’s Gin, Pelligroso Tequila and other fine spirits.

Michelob ULTRA 19th Hole
Fan Expo Area  (behind 18th green)
Tampa General Hospital Interactive Health Screenings
Pinch A Penny Birdies for the Brave Patriots’ Outpost 

Valspar Chameleon Cove(3rd Green) – NEW includes a beach and relaxation zone with a 20-foot colossal chameleon structure made from sand

Make sure you check out the spectators rules on the Valspar website.  You can also find information on purchasing tickets and the cost for parking. Kids 15 and under get in FREE!

**Parking passes must be pre-purchased for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday! Patrons may purchase Tuesday & Wednesday parking when arrive on-site.

The giveaway is underway from now through Friday!  

The giveway is for tickets only and does not include the cost of parking. 

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Top 10 Florida State Fair Food Favorites To Die For

For as long as I’ve lived in Tampa,Florida, the start of February has signaled the arrival of the Florida State Fair. I looked forward to the annual Fair Day out of school to go and ride ridiculously crazy rides until I puked and play the midway games.   I also loved stuffing my face with deep fried goodness and other fair food favorites.

And then I got old and my love affair ended. Even as a mom I only recall taking my own son a few times to the fair over the years. He always had a friend he could go with so I was off the hook.

But this year I was hosted by the Florida State Fair and my long lost love affair with the brightly colored midway, meat on a stick, and deep fried everything was rekindled. It was like meeting up with an old long lost friend. Read More »

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