Holiday travel

Remembering Memorial Day

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Memorial Day weekend is all about barbeques and festivals and family, but when Memorial Day comes around don’t forget the meaning of the day in all of the festivities.  This morning during my daily walk with my mom, we stopped by the Veteran’s Memorials in Pawnee to give thanks to those that served.  While there […]

Take me out to the ball game - The Down East Wood Ducks

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Grainger Stadium is located in Kinston, North Carolina, a town of around 22,000.  The stadium was built in 1949 so Kinston has been a baseball town for generations.  This past August, baseball returned to Kinston with the arrival of the Texas Ranger farm team, the Down East Wood Ducks. The team is named after the […]

Remember Mom on Mother's Day!

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Since mothers have eternally been a symbol of settling disputes it makes sense that the first proclamation of Mother’s Day in 1870 was by Julia Howe asking women everywhere to join for world peace.  Mom’s settle differences between siblings, family members and add peace and tranquility to most homes.  If you are lucky enough to still […]

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I can’t say I went to any ceremony or event in the Civil Right Leader’s honor, but I did think about him and his devotion to inclusivity for all.  My grandkids were at the house today.  My little first grader and kindergartener had the day off and while we played and baked at lunch, I […]

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We all have our favorite things we did over the past year. For me some of the favorite things I did was going up in a hot air balloon, take a ride in a biplane and two World War II planes.  I was an engineer on a steam train, went to the coolest auction ever, […]

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North Little Rock's Wyndham, a stay next to everything!

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Recently on a hosted trip to North Little Rock I stayed at the wonderful Wyndham Riverfront Hotel. Easy to reach, I think the Wyndham had the best breakfast of any hotel I have ever stayed in. They have a chef at a waffle/omelet station that makes the best! There is also a buffet. In the […]

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Celebrating Christmas in North Little Rock and beyond!

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Part of the joy of Christmas is heading out, seeing the sites, and enjoying the festivities and sheer beauty of this magical season. While on a hosted trip to North Little Rock, Keith and I had a chance to take in some of the sights and sounds of the area and you still have time […]

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Wrapping up the Twelve Days of Christmas - Gifts From Ann Arobor

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Recently I went on a press trip to Ann Arbor Michigan and visited this sophisticated city with small town charm.  I also visited some of the nearby areas and was so charmed that I have been sharing gift ideas with the theme  Twelve Day’s of Christmas in Ann Arbor! On the first day of Christmas […]

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The 1st Day of Christmas -Gifts From Ann Arbor - A Stay at the Graduate!

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Today it’s December 1st and I am calling it the first day of Christmas just like the classic Christmas song, The Tweleve Days of Christmas. For your true love, you may want to consider a stay at the classy Graduate Hotel.  Traveling here on a hosted trip I have had a chance to see how lovely […]

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Festivals and such a holiday must

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How do you get into the holiday mood?  For me it is a combination of things, putting up the tree and adding ornaments is always a trip down memory  lane. Seeing ornaments kids and grandkids made. Other memory triggers are the ornaments picked up during travel. The pinneapple from Hawaii, the blue and white from […]

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