Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Cape Codder Resort and Spa Girls Getaway

Despite the crazy times we are living in now we were able to escape reality and enjoy some normalcy at the Cape Codder Resort and Spa! With the resort limiting capacity to the water park and not allowing day passes I felt very comfortable taking Lauren and her friend for a girls getaway!
The Cape Codder is taking all the necessary precautions by having guests wear masks unless they are in the water. Several times when seated in the areas around the water park, employees would come around and ask guests not eating or drinking to ensure they were wearing masks. Masks are also required when walking around the resort. We personally love the water park which is the first place we headed. As you can see it was very quiet there.
We love the lazy river. I personally love to float around in it. It is so much fun for kids and adults.
Watch out for the whale girls! Side note, the whale is not required to wear a mask.
The slides are also a big hit.
If you are a teen these water protective cases are also key for your phone for taking videos and pictures while in the water. They sell them at the Cape Codder Resort or buy them ahead on Amazon.
Such a great water park.
I love how the roof is open too allowing fresh air.
We also were able to enjoy the outdoor rainbow falls pool.
This pool is so lovely and sparkling clean every time we go to it.
It is a great place to cool off and relax.
We had a beautiful day so we spent several hours here at the pool. We did find that you need to walk through the resort. To limit entry points you can't cut through the courtyard as we have in the past. This way they can limit capacity as needed.
The girls relaxing.
So pretty!
A great place to beat the heat.
The hot tub was emptied when we were there and the Wave Pool was also not open.
The Gazebo Cafe was also open for some snacks, lunch and drinks.
The girls enjoyed smoothies.
Fried dough!
I tried out the Sangria which was really yummy!
There is also a lot of seating around the water park which I love. Check out this lovely area above the Gazebo Cafe. Perfect to overlook the water park and be in a nice quiet secluded area.
Here you can see a view of that area from below. 
We also ate outside at the Heart 'n Kettle for dinner. The outdoor seating area is beautiful. The Monday we arrived they had just reopened the indoor seating at the Hearth 'n Kettle also so we ate breakfast there.
The baked stuffed scallops were really good. There are so many options for dining as they also serve breakfast all day.
The rum punch was very good.
The girls enjoyed taking pictures outside and doing Tik Tok dances in the courtyard.
So many lovely areas to check out. 
We had a standard room, here is a picture to get a sense of the lodging. We also had a refrigerator in the room. For safety they do not clean rooms during your stay but you can call down for extra towels, soap, shampoo, etc.
Make sure you check them out! The Beach Plum Spa is open now and even has services for kids! We have never been but I would love to check it out sometime.
We always have enjoyed visiting the Cape Codder Resort and Spa and this time was no exception! These girls give it an enthusiastic thumbs up for a girls getaway.
There are also deals on their website so check those out! Remember that rates include the water park making this getaway a great deal!
Disclosure: I was provided with one night lodging for promotional purposes. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Virtual Tech Camps at iD Tech

During this time of school closings, keeping kids learning and entertained is tough to do. If you are like me, you are still working either from home or as essential personnel which makes it hard to homeschool kids. I have found a great solution! Did you know that iD Tech is providing virtual learning at an affordable price? Plus, I have a discount code so read on for that. This post was sponsored by iD Tech but as always, all opinions are my own.
Evan participated in iD Tech last year in a one-week Python coding class, which hopefully he will be able to continue this summer. In the meantime, they are offering Virtual Tech Camps for $499.
Use my code: GILDA125 and save $125!!!!
These online courses are limited to 5 participants per instructor and last a week for many different time zones. The camp includes 2 hours of live instruction and 2 hours of self-paced project development per day. It includes awesome topics that teenagers (and younger) love, including Minecraft, Roblox, Python, Java, AI, Unreal, 3D modeling. Classes are for ages 7-19 for all experience levels. Great STEM learning! 
There are even private lessons available year-round with iD Tech. You can purchase 5 and 12-packs of lessons.
More about iD Tech's Online Onsite Options:
iD Tech has 20+ years of experience with 450,000 alumni. There are 150 campuses worldwide, so you most likely can find one near you. Evan went to Bentley University. With all the uncertainty right now they are also offering unlimited changes and a flexible cancellation policy, you can read more here.
Evan's Python Camp was a week-long where they built their own laptop from a Raspberry Pi and other circuit boards! Evan is into coding and robotics too, so this was right up his alley. With lots of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) options students ages 7 to 19 can find something that interests them.
I liked that during the camp they got outside and got active, too. Here they are having water balloon fights during one of their camp days.
They also have overnight options, but we didn't take advantage of that option. Something that makes me love iD Tech even more is that they also offer all-girls camps (GIRL POWER!!!). As a woman engineer, I can really appreciate this. When I went to Worcester Polytechnic Institute I was one of 3 Aerospace Engineering majors with another 65 boys.
Register now for a Virtual Class!!
USE CODE: GILDA125 to save $125!!!

Sessions sell out quickly so do it today!


Disclosure: I was provided monetary compensation for promotion of iD Tech. As always, all opinions are my own.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Giveaway for Riverdance at the Boch Center Wang Theatre

I have exciting news, the 25th Anniversary show of Riverdance is coming to the Boch Center Wang Theatre March 31 – April 5! But that is not all, I am giving away four tickets to the show on their opening night performance on Tuesday, March 31st at 7:00 pm. Ok, now I am going to sound a bit like an infomercial...but wait....there's more! You also have a chance to dance on stage! Read on to learn more.
More about the show:
See Riverdance as you’ve never seen or heard it before in the new 25th Anniversary production! For over 25 years, nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. In a powerful and stirring re-invention of this beloved favorite, renowned composer Bill Whelan brings this mesmerizing, Grammy Award®-winning soundtrack back to life, completely revitalized for the first time since those original orchestral recordings. 
Producer Moya Doherty and Director John McColgan have produced an amazing new 25th Anniversary production with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, staging and costume design, and an all-new finale number which will blow audiences away.
Have you ever dreamed of performing on the big stage in Boston? Now is your chance with Riverdance Dance Contest. More details here:
New England Irish Dance groups are invited to compete for a chance to perform on stage at the Boch Center Wang Theatre prior to performance of the international Irish dance phenomenon, Riverdance. Irish Dance groups can now submit videos (up to 3 minutes in length) showing their best footwork. Three winning dance companies will be chosen to perform LIVE onstage (in front of house curtain, max 3 min in length) at the Wang Theatre on Wednesday, April 1, prior to the performance of the Riverdance. The winning​ dance companies will also receive complimentary tickets (one for each dancer, max. of 20 per company).
Tickets are now on sale at the Boch Center box office, through or by calling 800-982-ARTS (2787).
Enter below for a chance to win 4 tickets to the show on March 31st a 7 pm at the Boch Center Wang Theatre!
Disclosure: I was provided with four tickets for the show and four tickets to giveaway for promotional purposes. No other compensation was received and as always all opinions are my own.

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Friday, January 3, 2020

Shear Madness Boston Giveaway

Shear Madness is celebrating its 40th Anniversary in January and I am giving away 4 tickets to see it in Boston at the Charles Playhouse!! My 14 year old son saw it on his school trip to DC and loved it. He is hard to please so I can't wait to see it!
This show  has played at theatres all over the world and is embarking upon 40 years where it all began, in Boston. Did you know that Shear Madness is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest running play in the history of the USA. The flagship Boston company has given birth to 50 productions in the U.S. and Shear Madness has been translated into 23 foreign languages, playing worldwide in a host of cities including Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Madrid, Paris, Rejkavik, Rome, Tel Aviv, Melbourne, Johannesburg and Seoul. Over 12.5 million people worldwide have joined in the fun. 
More about the show:
This unique comedy-whodunit takes place today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon and is chock full of up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor. During the course of the action, a murder is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects, and solve the funniest mystery in the annals of crime. The outcome is never the same, which is why many audience members return again and again to the scene of the mayhem.
Enter below to win tickets of your choice of day and time from the following:
Saturday January 11th at 5 pm or 8 pm 
Sunday January 12th at 3 pm
Disclosure: I was given tickets to Shear Madness for my family and for giveaway for promotional purposes. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own. a Rafflecopter giveaway