Fresh Berries and fun for the entire family...

One of the best fresh places to go is the Blueberry Patch in Mansfield, Ohio. Although they are open year round the time to go––if you want to hit blueberry picking season is June through Aug.

You can pick your own blueberries or buy them fresh off the plants already picked. There is nothing like the freshness in the taste of these berries.

The Blueberry Patch is loaded with everything blueberries and here are some of the best reasons to visit:

Having lunch at the Blossom Cafe. It opens in the morning and serves meals and pastries until 4 p.m. The cafe serves daily lunch specials and you don't want to miss the blueberry pie. Blossom Cafe offers more than 80 teas from around the world and also cappuccino, chai, lattes and the list goes on.

If you are into the "Jurassic World" scene, you won't want to miss this special  event in Mansfield. It is your own Jurassic experience...

"Jurassic Quest" and will run July 17-19, 2015.

The event will have more than 50 life-size, ultra-realistic animatronic dinosaurs. It takes place at the Richland County Fairgrounds and provides a weekend of fun for families to experience prehistoric educational entertainment, including multiple science stations, guided dinosaur tours, fossil digs and more.

A common trivia question...where is the Alamo? That is easy....in a beautiful, interesting and friendly city in Texas...San Antonio. 

One of the first things I recall from my school history classes is learning about the Alamo. We grew up watching cowboy shows and, often, they included something about the Alamo, including the 1960 John Wayne classic, "The Alamo." San Antonio is rich in history, arts, culture, entertainment and more.

Close your eyes and picture colorful mountains and at the base of those mountains the desert. In this place, the water is clear and there is something to do year round in a climate that is warm and sunny more often than not. You have pictured...Page, Arizona.Page is a place that has desert, canyons, water, mountains and just about anything you want to do.

It is home to slot canyons and Glen Canyon Dam and there is something to do for everyone in this center of the national parks location.

Can't beat a day on the beach at Topsail, N.C. Weather is beautiful, waves are fun to play in and the sun is plentiful. AND...a visit to the Topsail Turtle Project can't be beat, it is interesting, educational and fun for the entire family.

These calm, graceful Sea Turtles face danger everyday as boat propellers hit them and humans leave trash on the beach. Turtles don't know to not eat the trash. It is not nutritious and is unhealthy.

With five wineries, historic bed and breakfast, restaurants and many things to do...why not plan a getaway to Corydon, in southern Indiana?

The area's five winemakers share a passion for the grape and welcome visitors to sample their award winning wines. 

Each of Corydon's wineries has its own uniqueness from a retired couple whose hobby just got a little out of hand, to a winemaker that is a viticulture educator. Their stories are different and their approaches to wine making unique.

If you have lost your marbles--maybe you can find them at the American Toy and Marble Museum in Akron. Remember the days of drawing a circle and shooting boulders at agies and cat eyes? You can relive those childhood times at this Akron museum. 

Akron is known for many things including making tires, the Goodyear Blimp and LeBron James. However, what many may not know, is that it Akron is known for its major contributions to the toy world.

Those contributions are because of Samuel C.

Visiting a water park in Ohio, during the winter months makes for a wonderful tropical vacation in the middle of winter, making it fun and relaxing for the entire family.... 

At these five parks near Lake Erie, it is summer all year round. Sandusky has to be the water park Mecca as it is home to the largest indoor water park in the nation.

Visitors have a choice of a variety of indoor water parks with slides, pools, lazy rivers, hotel rooms, restaurants and family fun activities.

In this capitol city, where to go out to breakfast is a major decision. Columbus has gained a big reputation as one of America's up and coming culinary destinations. The area offers breakfast goers a long list of ethnic, funky and offbeat places to eat. 

There are more than a dozen local coffee roasters and farmer's fields just minutes away from the city offering easy access to local ingredients for use in creating the menus of many restaurants.

Try some of these special places.

Believe it or not...here is an opportunity to get some good ole winter comfort food while cruising (in your car, truck, etc. not your boat) through beautiful Hocking Hills State Park located in Logan, Ohio.

Yes, it is cold and snowy, hence the need for Comfort Food.

The Hocking Hills Comfort Food Cruise foods have been selected by fans via social media and these 10 stops along the way have done those dishes up right. 

CRUISE (2015) dates January 31, Feb. 1 and Feb. 7 and 8.
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