Author: eff30

Great Wolf Lodge & Busch Gardens Williamsburg – with a Service Dog

This past weekend my husband and I took our kids (and adopted their boyfriends) for a weekend of fun in Williamsburg, Virginia. As always, we were traveling with a Service Animal in tow. (more…)

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Things to do: Learning at The Foundery

To say that I ambitious is an understatement.  I want to learn how to do everything.  I want to make all the things.  I have endless ideas and overflowing, bottled-up creativity.  I also have limited time and even more limited resources.  What’s a girl to do?  Throw on a pair of boots and head to The Foundery, a Baltimore “maker’s space” offering industrial tool use, workshops, classes, and materials to the average person, like me! (more…)

Night time skyline photo of Liberty Mountain Resort

Shred Spots: Liberty Mountain Resort – Carroll Valley, PA

Shred Spots – sharing first hand information on places to ski and snowboard.

Liberty Mountain Resort is our home ski resort.  It is the closets resort to the Baltimore metro area (followed closely by its sister resorts Roundtop and Whitetail), located in Carroll Valley, Pennsylvania, a mere 5 miles over the Maryland state line. (more…)

Paddle boarder rallying for clean water at the Baltimore Floatilla

2nd Annual Baltimore Floatilla – raising awareness for a healthy harbor

The 2nd Annual Baltimore Floatilla is happening on June 10, 2017.  Tickets and registration are now available on the Baltimore Floatilla’s website.  The event is a 5 mile paddle along the waterfront, gathering mid way in the heart of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, where we will raise our signs and our voices in support of clean water and a healthy harbor in Baltimore.  Check out my post detailing my experiences at the 2016 Baltimore Floatilla, as well as my short YouTube video covering last year’s event.  I hope to see you there!  Clean it up, Hon!

The Mountains are Calling

Insight and tips for beginner snowboarders. Day 1

Snowboarding – you are either born with it, or you’re not.  Yea right.  Snowboarding is difficult, and everyone must pay homage, by way of epic wipeouts, to the snowboard gods. Persistence, practice, and preparation are key to your snowboarding success.  If you’re looking for some insight, tips, and lessons learned, from a fellow beginner, then you’ve come to the right place. (more…)

2nd Annual Bay Bridge Paddle

The holidays have come and gone, and spring will be fast approaching.  Though there is still snow in the forecast, and ice on the waterways, paddlers are warming up their training routine just in time for the 2nd Annual Bay Bridge Paddle!!  The race will take place on April 29, 2017 at Sandy Point Beach in Annapolis, MD.  More information and sign up on PaddleGuru or the race’s website.  I’ll be doing a Snapchat takeover of the event, so be sure to follow @eff_30 and @sheshredsco on Snapchat and Instagram! Want to know what to expect?  Read my prevoius blog post about the 1st Annaul Bay Bridge Paddle, and my 1st paddleboard race!