Arts & Culture

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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A Gondola Ride, Part of My Oxnard Experience!

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  Sometimes everything just comes together. The night of the Twitter chat for the North American Travel Journalist Association (NATJA) was one of them.  That night they were giving away prizes, and I won the big bonanza prizes of a ride on the Gondola Paradisio.  A Gondola Ride in the Channel island harbor what a […]

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the Amber Museum, a Copenhagen House Original

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For a girl like me that loves jewelry, there was never any doubt that I would be stopping at the Amber Museum during my recent visit to Solvang, California. Lovely pieces of amber jewelry are on display, some for sale, other just as an exhibit. The museum was inspired by what they refer to as their  “sister-museum” […]

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The Greenhouse Café, a Nordic Bistro offers up traditional fare in Solvang!

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What is the old saying?  “When in Rome, do as the Roman’s do”.  Well in Solvang, California, the Danish community in the Santa Ynez Valley, we decided to do as the Danish do and try some traditional fare.  At the lovely Greenhouse Café with its greenhouse atmosphere, we watched tourists walk by and ordered the […]

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