Month: January 2012


Texas – Kemah Boardwalk

In between Houston and Galveston is a tiny town bursting with entertainment options.  Overlooking Galveston Bay, Kemah Boardwalk is a 42-acre entertainment and dining complex.  What I really like about Kemah Boardwalk is that it is set up in a way that

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Michigan – Beaches

When I decided to do a series of posts about the photos in my header, I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do with this photo.  With every other photo, I’ve told you about how you can experience

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South Dakota – Prairie Dogs

It would be very difficult not to notice this giant concrete prairie dog while you are driving down the road in Cactus Flat, South Dakota, on your way to Badlands National Park.   I immediately pulled into the parking lot

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Wyoming – Grand Teton National Park

Snapping this photo felt very gratifying to me.  Why?  I think it’s because it captured the essence of Grand Teton National Park perfectly, without the need for words.  So maybe I should just not say anything about it and end my struggle

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Maine – Acadia National Park

  I love the beauty of America’s National Parks.  Situated on Mount Desert Island on the coast of Maine is Acadia National Park, 41,000 acres of glacier-carved granite and forests with gorgeous ocean views. Any visit to Acadia should start at

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More travel books for my collection

I warned you on my About page that I love travel books and sometimes buy stacks of them.  Well, the library was having a warehouse sale and I bought a few over a dozen more books for my collection. 15 to be exact. Check

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Vermont – Billings Farm & Museum

On a vacation to New England several years ago, we visited Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock, Vermont. As its name suggests, Billings is an operational  farm as well as a museum of Vermont’s rural and farm heritage.  My kids were rather

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Wisconsin – Wind Point Lighthouse

Historic lighthouses can be found on both coasts, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Great Lakes.  Today I’m featuring the Wind Point Lighthouse near Racine, Wisconsin.  My husband grew up about a mile from this lighthouse, so we visited the

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Louisiana – Mardi Gras World

Had you noticed that my recent posts were about the photos on the website header?  Today we’re taking a break from our regularly-scheduled programming to bring you an important announcement:  Mardi Gras is coming up soon! On a recent trip

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North Dakota – Roadside Attractions

On our trip out west in 2011, we began to appreciate just how vast this country is.  And we also discovered the fun of visiting quirky roadside attractions.  They provided a much-needed break from driving and a reason to get

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