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Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse’s Barbecue Shrimp Orleans – Make it at Home

After playing a few rounds under the warm Florida sun, what could be more tantalizing than a big, sizzling steak? For 45 years, Tampa golfers have spent their days looking forward to unwinding at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. The beautiful restaurant provides a homey, comfortable ambiance along with its high quality meals. The steakhouse is happy to accommodate large and small golf parties with private dining rooms upon request. It was voted "Best Steakhouse" by readers of Florida Monthly.

1700 N. Westshore Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607

There is always a reason to get away. Maybe you’re trying to sneak in one last hurrah before the kids head back to school. Or, maybe admiring the fall colors in a different city has been on your bucket list. And there is always a reason to escape to somewhere warm in winter.

Here are 4 reasons you should plan a family vacation:

1. Kids grow up fast.

Ruth's Chris TorontoThe days of diapers don’t last long. Before you know it, your kids will be riding bikes without training wheels, hopping on the bus to middle school and then heading off to college. Make the most of the 18ish years your sons and daughters are in your care. Introduce them to the wonderful world around them. Plan educational trips as well as relaxing getaways.

The experiences children have growing up will influence the type of adult they become-adventurous and well-adjusted or sheltered and timid.

While on vacation, remember to take time to bond. There is no better time to talk about their hopes and dreams while walking along the beach.

2. It’s been a crazy year. It’s time to relax.

If your workdays are stressful, chances are that tension follows you home. Escape from the pressures at work with a family vacation.

On vacation, you’ll be away from the distractions of daily life – work, sports schedules, endless errands and a messy kitchen.

Feeling pressure to make family vacations "perfect?" So often, parents try to cram in every event and hit several destinations before the week is up that they forget the getaway is really about making the most of time together. Remember sometimes those moments sitting on the beach, sifting for seashells, are just as enjoyable as a pricey excursion to see dolphins.

3. You’re due to explore and experience something new

Ruth's Chris TorontoWhile it’s not necessary to hit every hotspot in your vacation destination, do make memories by trying something new. One way to experience something new is by your restaurant selection. My children remember eating at the fancy Ruth’s Chris Steak House while visiting Washington, D.C. And, anytime we travel they do a Google search to find the nearest Which Wich, a tasty sandwich shop.

Explore a new city or try a different mode of transportation on vacation. This can expose children to different ways of thinking or different ways of life. Riding the subway or walking around Time Square in New York promises to be unforgettable.

4. Create memories that last a lifetime.

When it comes down to it, your travel plans don’t need to be exotic or elaborate to be memorable. Commit to leaving your worries at home and take time for a family vacation while everyone is under one roof-and be sure to make the most of every minute. While no one will remember every detail of the vacation, all will recall the time spent there together.

At Autumn’s Promise, we know the importance of family time. Our residents’ children, grandchildren an