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You Know You’re in the Smoky Mountains When…

A few weeks ago, we took a trip to the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. It was mostly a getaway to relax, unwind and unplug. I did pull out my camera phone for a few shots of Smoky Mountain style that caught my eye. Smoky Mountain style Hospitality We went out for breakfast one morning and […]

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Car-Free and Charmed in Philadelphia

I’ve always wanted to see what it was like to live in large city and get around without a car.  I know people do it all the time, I had just never experienced it myself.  But when my son parked his car on the street after our day trip to Valley Forge and Amish Country, […]

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Breezing Through Amish Country. Is it Worth It?

The Amish people have always been somewhat of a fascination for many of us. The fact that these people forgo all of the modern necessities for a simpler life style seems almost unbelievable in this crazy, mixed up world. But like the doubting Thomas that I am, I wanted to see it for myself. Now, […]

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Glimpse of Restoration at Valley Forge

Imagine if you had a knock at the door one day, and it was a group of tattered looking soldiers who said, “Hi.  We just fought this this huge battle and we seem to have gotten snowed in.  We’re going to need you to let us move into some of your homes and ask that […]

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Postcards from Puerto Vallarta

Here is a warm blast from the past for TBT, as in “old postcards,” if you will, from our trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. These postcards would have been to my son, who was taking care of our Kitty while we were away.   NUEVO VALLARTA Dear Kev, Our hotel is actually in Nuevo Vallarta, […]

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Postcards from Salem Massachusetts on Halloween

Last fall at this time, my son and I were in Salem Massachusetts on Halloween.  I never imagined I’d visit this town, let alone on the one day of the year where the town’s claim to fame plays a primary role in the day’s celebrations.  Ken, my husband, didn’t get to go, so these are […]

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Bacon, Eggs and Bears in Gatlinburg

We had a trip to Gatlinburg, TN planned for August.  We have a timeshare and had to plan way in advance to book our week.  As it happened, our move to the new house was going to interfere with the trip, and if you have or know anyone with a timeshare, it’s not that easy […]

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Postcards from the Arabian Desert

While my son is working in Dubai, he’s had to opportunity to site see and travel.  Over the New Year’s holiday, he sent me “postcards from India“.  We Skype almost every weekend, and the following are his “postcards to me” (via Skype and texted photos) from his day trip to the Arabian Desert. Postcards from […]

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More than Beer at New England Breweries

If you’re not a big beer lover, but you’ve got the opportunity to visit a brewery, you may just find it more interesting than you think. I accompanied my son Kevin to several breweries on our trip to New England, and while, Kevin sampled a variety of malts, stouts, ales and pilsners, I strolled the […]

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Taste of New England Tour Part 3

We were just heading back down to Boston from the coast of mid Maine, when I left off on Taste of New England, Part 2, here.  It was November 2nd and the Northeast was getting it’s first snowfall of the season, which turned out to be a wee bit of a snow storm.  Fortunately, the […]

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Postcards from India

If we didn’t have things cell phones and Facebook and Skype then it would be possible that my son would have sent me a postcard or two when he had a chance to visit India over the recent New Year’s holiday.  It was quite and adventure for him, and since we do have Skype, he was able […]

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Taste of New England Tour Part 2

May you have fair winds and following seas…If you missed the Taste of New England Tour Part 1, you can read it, here.  Welcome to Part 2 where my son and I have just arrived in Portland, Maine after sight seeing through the White Mountains. Taste of New England Tour part 2 J’s Oyster (Portland, […]

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Taste of New England Tour Part 1

From our very first meal on our trip to New England, my son and I knew we were in for some good eats!  Ever since Kevin was just a little kid and we’d be on vacation, we would always try to eat at the local diners or ask around for where to go for some […]

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Visiting America’s Stonehenge

On a beautiful Fall day during our trip to New England, we had the opportunity to visit America’s Stonehenge.  Bet you didn’t know that America had a Stonehenge?  Neither did I!  But once we discovered that it was only about a 30 minute drive from Salem, Massachusetts, we put it on our itinerary. How could […]

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New England Salvaged Decor Inspiration

What do you find most intriguing when on vacation?  The scenery, the people, the food?  Call me a little neurotic, but often times, while on vacation, I can’t help but pay the most attention to the (I’ll use the term loosely)…decor. Yes, I do partake in enjoying the scenery and food and meeting the people […]

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