April 2016

Beautiful Santa Barbara’s Stearn’s Wharf

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Linda Spanberger had one request, a place she wanted to stop when we visited coastal California. She wanted to go to Stearn’s Wharf that is located outside of the beautiful Santa Barbara. According to information on the pier’s website they claim that Stearn’s Wharf is Santa Barbara’s most visited tourist attraction.  While at the pier we […]

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Oxnard's Heritage Square!

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During the North American Travel Journalist Association Conference (NATJA) at Oxnard, California we had an evening celebration at Oxnard’s Heritage Square.  This area of the Strawberry growing capital is lovely with an entire city block of relocated historic homes.   The square was created in1991 by the City of Oxnard and includes a beautiful former church […]

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Carhartt Vineyard and Tasting Room

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For years my husband has bought Carhartt clothes. When I heard there was a Carhartt Vineyard in Los Olivos, California near the town  of Solvang where my friend Linda and I were visiting, we had to check it out.  Before leaving home, a young woman I know had said, “It is the smallest tasting room […]

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The Le Seuer Swap Meet, a Bounty of Goods!

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Once in a while we get the chance to head north in April to the Le Sueur County Pioneer swap meet fondly called, “The Original Swap Meet”.   Held April 22-24, 2016 at the Le Sueur County Pioneer Show Grounds this only happens if the corn is planted and it has rained or too cold and […]

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A Quilt Museum and a Family Story

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Sometimes you see something that makes you feel a bit sentimental and a bit sad, for what is now missing in your life.  A stop at a quilt museum has made me long for time with my father and grandmother both who are gone.  However I have a piece of history to cling to and […]

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