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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Date Night Out to Arooga's Grille House and Sports Bar

Arooga's Grille House and Sports Bar - Harrisburg Pennsylvania
Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar has over 15 different locations across central Pennsylvania. It's a combination grille house (restaurant) and sports bar. During our "date night" out we visited the Arooga's location at 4301 Linglestown Road in Harrisburg.

We visited on a Sunday night and arrived at about 10pm. There were about 15 other patrons there, so they weren't overly busy at all. Our waitress was at our table and taking our order within 5 minutes of us sitting down. Gotta love quick and friendly service!

After we placed our order for soups and chicken wings...she brought us our drinks. While we relaxed and struck up some conversation with friends, we were able to enjoy 3 different baseball games that were playing on their large screen TVs.
Arooga's Grille House and Sports Bar - Harrisburg Pennsylvania

Arooga's has a decent menu offering bbq wings, soups, salads, hamburgers, all kinds of different appetizers (french fries, onion rings, nachos, soft pretzels, etc.), boli, flat breads, cheesesteaks, pizza, pulled pork sandwiches, grilled cheese & tomato sandwiches, subs, wraps, brats, bbq ribs, fajita's and more! A lot of great selections for the everyone to enjoy.

When it comes to beverages, they've got your favorite soft drinks, iced teas, coffee, bottled beer, tap beer, whiskey, cocktails, ales, apple ciders and more. I stuck with a classic iced tea while my husband and the rest of our party enjoyed alcoholic beverages.
Arooga's Grille House and Sports Bar - Harrisburg Pennsylvania

One thing that I learned during our visit is that you can place your dining order online (full menu online) and arrange to pick-it-up. In addition, they offer catering for those who are looking for that. Delivery is available for some of the Pennsylvania locations. If you're looking for a great gift, you can purchase gift cards too.

We enjoyed visiting Arooga's Grill House & Sports Bar and had a really nice time with our friends. All of our food was perfectly cooked and delicious. It was a great experience and we're looking forward to visiting Arooga's again.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Comfortable Lodging Accommodations at Holiday Inn Express in Campbellsville

Campbellsville Kentucky
Planning a trip to historic Campbellsville in Kentucky? Looking for comfortable and affordable lodging accommodations? If so, we recommend that you check out the Holiday Inn Express located at 102 Plantation Drive, Campbellsville, Kentucky 42718. That's the exact address you'll need if using an online reservation system or if you need to plug the address into your GPS. The hotel is located just off Highway 210.

The hotel offers several different type's of guest rooms for you to choose from. Check-in is typically around 3:00 PM and check-out is around 11:00 AM. If you need a later check-out time, you can obtain that depending on their schedule and room availability.
Holiday Inn Express in Campbellsville Kentucky
Let's talk about some of the amenities that they have to offer. Included with your stay is breakfast every morning. They have a designated "cafe style" area set up where you can go in and enjoy breakfast in the morning or you can grab a few things and take it up to your room. They offer hot and cold breakfast items, along with your traditional morning beverages. Everything that we tried tasted great and it was an awesome way to start our day.
Holiday Inn Express in Campbellsville Kentucky
They offer an indoor heated swimming pool with plenty of clean towels available to their guests. Whether you want to get into the pool for some exercise or just relax poolside, you'll find their pool area to be comfortable and enjoyable. The pool is open from 9 AM to 11 PM at night and if you're looking to avoid the crowds, go early in the morning or after 9 PM at night. We really enjoyed having the pool to ourselves on both nights!

Additional amenities that they have to offer include: on-site fitness center (treadmills, stationary bikes, Elliptical Machines, etc. The fitness center is open from 5:00 AM until 11:00 PM, 7 days a week for guests to enjoy. You can opt for daily housekeeping services, use their on-site guest laundry facility, enjoy front-desk wake-up calls, extra pillows (upon request) and there are vending machines that guests can utilize. There is an on-site business center for business travelers and free high-speed internet is available in all guest rooms.
Holiday Inn Express in Campbellsville Kentucky

We spent 4 nights and 5 days at the Holiday Inn Express in Campbellsville, Kentucky on business and enjoyed some leisurely activities while we were there. The facility is extremely-clean and all of the staff members that we encountered were friendly and helpful if we had questions or needed something. The front desk staff went out of their way to help us on one particular day and we really appreciated that! The guest rooms, hallways and lobby were extremely clean, spaceous and nicely decorated. Not a 5 star hotel, but their accommodations were nice and cozy.
Holiday Inn Express in Campbellsville Kentucky

Our stay at the Holiday Inn Express was pleasant and enjoyable. We would definitely stay there again when looking for comfortable and affordable accommodations in Campbellsville, Kentucky. If you're going to be visiting the area and looking for some fun things to see and do, you can check out our Kentucky section right here on the blog for some great ideas!

Friday, December 8, 2017

The Sights and Sounds of the Holiday Season in Williamsburg

Popular Holiday Attractions in Williamsburg Virginia
The magic of the holidays is built upon tradition, and everyone has their own – waiting for the first glimpse of Santa, placing the star at the top of the tree, singing carols and drinking hot chocolate. What better place to celebrate the season and all its rich traditions than the birthplace of American holidays (yes, Greater Williamsburg boasts the first Thanksgiving AND the first Christmas Tree in America)? This year, add the sights — festive fireworks, tinsel and twinkling lights — sounds — favorite carols and uplifting classics — and tastes of the area to your list of merry customs!

Here are some holiday happenings guaranteed to transport you deeper into a holiday state of mind, or visit for even more holiday ideas.
Busch Gardens in Virginia

Busch Gardens Christmas Town

Create memories that will last a lifetime at Christmas Town. Catch a sneak peek of Santa and Mrs. Claus through the snow-covered windows of his North Pole workshop. Children are greeted by elf attendants who guide them inside as they eagerly await a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Children are invited to sit on Santa’s lap and pose for a photo that will forever capture the memory of this experience.

The grand dining room of Busch Gardens’ Castle O’Sullivan springs to life as Santa and Mrs. Claus host the most intimate and exclusive event of the season Santa’s Fireside Feast. Guests gather cozily around the majestic castle as Santa captures the attention of the entire family while recounting a classic Christmas story. Enjoy a scrumptious buffet prepared by expert elves under the direction of Mrs. Claus as she dazzles the dining room, passing the cookie tray and spreading holiday cheer.
Lighted Boat Parade in Yorktown Virginia


On Dec. 1, all sidewalks lead to Yorktown's Riverwalk Landing for the annual Christmas tree lighting, a tradition since 1945. The following night, look over, not up for the lights in Yorktown starting at 6 p.m. during the Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade. Sail and powerboats will compete for the best in show in a floating parade of lights off Riverwalk Landing. But that's not all you'll find along the Yorktown waterfront. There will be caroling around a roaring bonfire, music and complimentary hot cider.
Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia

Colonial Williamsburg

The historic area at Colonial Williamsburg alone could make everyone on your list smile at the ingenious gift choices you've made for them. There are more than a dozen shops. At the John Greenhow Store, you'll find imported porcelain, pewter, leather and tinware. At the Golden Ball, silversmiths fashion one-of-a-kind jewelry, including earrings, pendants and rings. The Prentis Store sells handcrafted leather goods, iron hardware, tools, reproduction furniture, and pottery, plus men’s colonial clothing and Native American crafts.