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Traveling with the Boys: Villa Borghese

First stop when we entered the beautiful park (Villa Borghese) was for Panini. For Matt, that meant a hot dog sliced longways on a hard panini-like bread. So far, still not thrilled with his food in Rome, but adding a couple of Snickers bars and he was good to go. …

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Walking with the Boys in Rome

I’ve been working on my MFA studies, and writing but I still want to share (and remember) our overseas adventure so I am slowly but surely getting to posting some pictures of our travels.   We walked and we walked and we walked. Did I mention we walked? We decided …

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Vatican City: Aspie Adventures Day Two

Day two in Rome we walked to Vatican City and it rained. We didn’t mind the rain as it was a lot nicer than the 20 below zero we left back home. 58 degrees and rainy, we could do that! The rain was really coming down by the time we …

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Aspie Adventures: Overseas with my Boys

Want to go on an adventures with me? My two eldest boys, and myself have taken to the planes, trains, and automobiles….and buses, and trams…and who knows what else by the time we are through in our first trip out of the US. And, I was terrified. As many of …

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Disney, Autism and Place Blindness: They Hid the Concierge from Me; Why would they DO that?

Disney Caribbean beach resort autism place blindness

Every wonder what place blindness looks like?  Here is an example of what happens when you have autism, experience place blindness and are visiting Disney World. I am still technically on vacation. Today we will begin our trek back up to the North Country from Orlando, Florida. I’ve been away …

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Spring Break – Autism on the Road

Want to go on a journey?  How long has it been since I’ve taken you guys along?  Last April we hit Universal Studios in Orlando, new Harry Potter world attractions, and Hogwarts Express!  I adore Harry Potter world, and I wanted to go back (that and my season passes had …

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Preparing to Travel: Packing Day Jitters

I am a planner; I over plan. Today Aspie Teen and I need to pack for our trip to Miami. We fly out tomorrow morning for our weekend attending the Reader’s Favorite Awards Ceremony, and to attend the Miami International Book Fair. I am sure we are going to have …

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Seeing the Sights Aspie Style

Since we are in NYC anyway, the boys have asked to see the sights.  Their idea of seeing NYC completely revolves around their interests and favorite movies.  Yesterday, we took a trip to central park in order to seek out Belvedere Caste.  Little Man (9) wanted to see where the …

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Autism Vacationing Tips for Visiting Amusement Parks

Hubby and I just came back from a week’s vacation at Carowinds Amusement Park in South Carolina. Last year, we took the boys to Disney and Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. The boys, and I, love to visit theme parks and have learned some things along the way (all of …

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