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Rambling Around Roanoke

Rambling Around Roanoke

The Conventional Towering 1,045 feet above the city, at night the Roanoke Star can be seen from sixty miles away, a welcoming beacon to us road-weary travelers. Early the next morning we headed over to Mill Mountain to check out this symbol of Roanoke’s progressive...

A Few of My Favorite Things

A Few of My Favorite Things

Happy Thanksgiving all! Once we’ve eaten our turkey, expressed our gratitude, and watched football or played board games, it will be time to think about the final round of 2022 celebrations.  Honestly? I have no idea what the December holidays will be like this year....

Roundup: More New Mexico Fun!

Roundup: More New Mexico Fun!

E-bike tour First time on an E-bike and believe me, I was grateful for that booster lever when I saw some of the hills! The tour company, Heritage Inspirations Tours, was easy to book my tour with and the other couple, Nick and Jane from Houston, Texas were lots of...

New Mexico’s Amazing Art Scene: Something for Everyone

New Mexico’s Amazing Art Scene: Something for Everyone

There’s so much to do in Santa Fe and the surrounding areas! Since we three have different tastes, to ensure everyone had a fun trip we each picked a group activity. Georgia O’Keefe and Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu (Carla) True confession. Before visiting Santa Fe, I hadn’t...

Santa Fe Celebration!

Santa Fe Celebration!

This year three of us college friends (Go Big Red!) celebrated a milestone birthday. We couldn’t think of a better reason to plan a trip to somewhere interesting so we got out the atlas and scheduled a Zoom call. We settled on a town we all wanted to get to know...

Summer Travel 2022-The Grand Finale!

Summer Travel 2022-The Grand Finale!

Does anyone else feel like this summer was the busiest, craziest, hottest, and most social one in, well, in two years? Or that it was the first time September rolled around and we weren’t quite ready for the lazy days and endless nights to be over? My oldest son and...

Teachable Travel: Linking Lives to Literature

Teachable Travel: Linking Lives to Literature

One of the reasons I was so excited to visit Assateague and Chincoteague Islands for the 97th Pony Swim was my lifelong love of Marguerite Henry’s Misty of Chincoteague. I loved horses as a girl, collecting small statues of them, reading every horse story I could...

A Few of my Favorite Things

A Few of my Favorite Things

This vacation, Tammy and I focused much of our time and energy on the horses and talking to the visitors and people who call Chincoteague home. Nevertheless, we were able to squeeze in a few touristy things. Here’s some ideas for you: Museum NASA Wallops Visitor...

Still Making History in Seneca Falls-Convention Days 2022

Still Making History in Seneca Falls-Convention Days 2022

As more and more in-person events reappear in Seneca County, I decided it was time to post about summertime in Seneca Falls. Convention Days, held the weekend of July 15-17. My friend Heidi (Hyannis last summer!) was the perfect companion for a busy Saturday in the...

But Wait-There’s More to Bethel!

But Wait-There’s More to Bethel!

Have you ever accidentally discovered a small town-anywhere in the USA-that you immediately felt at one with? It’s hard to define exactly what it is about these places that draws you in. Is it the people? The landscape or geography? The shops, bars, and restaurants?...