Family Fun

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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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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Elverhhoj Museum of History & Art, the Heart of Solvang

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This lovely museum is housed in the former home of Vigo Brandt-Erichsen, a Solvang sculptor and artist.  Vigo Brandt-Erichsen was an internationally recognized painter and sculptor and  his wife Martha Mott was an accomplished painter and art teacher. The home they lived in together is now enjoyed by all as they tour the hand-crafted structure built in […]

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