Our Super-Fan Family contest Finalists!

Thanks to all the great families (some of which included friends, too) for all the great videos and photos. We enjoyed reviewing them all. So who won? Only the Travel Channel knows for sure. They'll let us know very soon and we'll, of course, pass along the announcement. We can tell you who our Super-Fan…

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It takes a special person …

… to be featured on the HoliBlog. And it takes a very special person to be feature twice! Almost exactly two years ago (April 23, 2010 to be exact), we told you about Caleb. We've reposted his picture and story, below. Well Caleb was back this week for another tour; this time, it was Mammoth….

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The search is on for Travel Channel’s “Super Fan Family”

Let's cut to the chase – this is the biggest contest and casting call we've ever held! The winners get to star in the Mammoth episode of Travel Channel's Extreme Water Parks. Other stuff, too. Season passes, cabana, HoliCash, Mammoth towels and shirts, overnights in one of the new Rudolph's Christmas Cabins at Lake Rudolph…

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“She planted far more than flowers…”

She was independent and hard-working. She was smart and she was funny. And she lived to be 100. But sadly, our beloved "flower lady," Frieda Foertsch, passed away yesterday. From 1954 until 2009, Frieda graced us with her formidable presence. Whether working the front gate, helping in the kitchen, sewing a new red suit for…

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A family photo

Most families, when they take a photo of multiple generations, are sitting on a comfy sofa at grandma's house …or maybe in front of the old oak tree in the backyard of the family's homestead. But not Ruth's family. When she sits still long enough to have her picture taken with her daughter Becky and…

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Overheard in a queue

Let’s make one thing perfectly clear: I really don’t try to listen in to other people’s conversations. Especially when I’m at work, but not working. (You know what I mean!) Some things are just meant to be overheard.  Youngest son James and I were in line yesterday, waiting to take a spin in one of…

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A call from Afghanistan

It’s not often we get a phone call from Afghanistan, but a very special one came today. Joe Yeager is stationed there. He was supposed to be home by now, but there was a delay. And today is his wedding anniversary. Joe had plans to bring his family to Holiday World to celebrate. His question:…

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