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Photo of the Day-After the Harvest

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Photo of the Day: Through the Trees

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Photo of the Day: Kansas Cattle Feedlot

On one of our cross country camping trips, my dad told us stories of trail rides that matched the western tv shows in vogue then and then showed us how beef cattle are kept in feedlots prior to processing. I … Continue reading

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There’s more to Florida besides Disney World!

The Magic Kingdom acts like a huge magnet to anyone with children, especially for families planning a trip during the winter school vacation time. Marketing for all the major Orlando attractions is very strong, particularly in the Northeast, and few … Continue reading

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Time to Plan your Fall Foliage Trip

Despite the drought conditions in the Midwest, the New England rain this summer was adequate and the projections for the fall foliage is that it will be a spectacular show. Yankee Magazine keeps an updated Foliage Map on the Internet … Continue reading

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Wildflowers: Fireweed

Fireweed is a wild flower that grows in many areas of Alaska. We were introduced to it during our 6-hour ride to the Back Country Lodge deep inside Denali National Park. The guide informed us that the plant blooms from the bottom … Continue reading

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Alaskan cruise highlight

My mom asked me to plan a family vacation to Alaska and assumed we would go on a cruise with a side trip to Mt. McKinley, but her budget did not permit that. Instead all seven of us flew into … Continue reading

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Appleland

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Photo of the Day: Identify the State Capitols

A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I.  Hint: all have been visited by me in the past year and shown on this blog. Okay….here are the states…see if you can match them up and list the names of … Continue reading

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Good Eats

A while ago I posted some fine restaurants we had experienced in our travels across the country where you could also enjoy a wonderful meal. My teenager started to spout all the fun places that we had also enjoyed that also should … Continue reading

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