- we had such a fun evening last night, from the rides to the beautiful light walk around the lagoon. This was our first year, enticed by a @groupon
special which included parking and up to six wristbands. (Regular price is $55.) It may now be an annual tradition! There is ice skating (extra charge), four rides, fire pits, light displays and holiday music galore. See some clips in our IG stories!
A few tips if you decide to go:
- visit during the week, less crowds. We waited no more than 10 minutes in line for the carousel and the sledding. Enjoy the rides as many times as you like!
- the line for the train was over 30 min. We opted to just walk around the lagoon and loved it! You can take your time and really enjoy the light displays.
- drinks and snacks are available for purchase. But we did see people bringing their own. We opted to buy hot chocolate and cider (the former was much tastier).
How is Christmas only 2 weeks away?!? 🎄 It snuck up on us, that’s for sure. Still, there’s time for shopping and we’ve put together a list of some local businesses that are brimming with gift ideas for the kiddos in your life. (We’ve also included some great experience ideas.) This list will be sent to all our newsletter subscribers later this week!
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having empathy often means you want everybody to be treated the way you would like to be treated yourself. so when you come across people who are victims of injustice, it creates this deep feeling of frustration inside. especially when it comes to people you love. and see, most of those people who are going through things they don’t deserve at least have a fighting chance. but what about the speechless? those ones need a voice. and last year, while i was trying to think about what my main goal in life was, i wrote: to give a voice to the speechless. that’s what i am doing now. it doesn’t matter how many people are listening, but here i am, giving a voice to the people that cannot speak up for themselves. this goes for the animals, the oppressed, and especially in my case the dead that are being disrespected and rolled into dirt without their consent.
so i’m gonna say it here, for good: ☆彡River was murdered and the more I learn about him, the more I realize how good and pure his soul was, and how exploited he was since the day he was born, by everyone around him, and he was just so good he didn’t realize. How the media have tried for his whole life, and his whole after life, to use his name to surround it with lies and negativity. How his family is still nowadays using his name for their own profit while still dissimulating the truth about the way he died all for their own sake, success, power and protection. Take the time to read in between the lines when you listen to what the mainstream media is saying about him. Go to the people that knew him best and knew his true nature, and most importantly, listen to your heart and soul and your initial instinct when you hear his voice or look in his eyes: this is the person he was, and the spirit he is.
fight and use the voice you have. this is all you can do. don’t sit around and wait for things to happen, create your own reality.