Labor Day is behind us and the kids are back in school, the days are getting shorter… so, hopefully we can all find some time this Fall to curl up with a good book. I recently participated in one of those FaceBook chains that I generally ignore. This one was in support of literacy promotion […]Read More What did you read this Summer?
Sorry I’ve been distracted with Hurricane Dorian headed toward the eastern seaboard. You would not know from watching the sunrise yesterday what was swirling mere hundreds of miles away. I’ve been told the surf and wind started to pick up a bit yesterday and have intensified this morning. All coastal areas are under mandatory evacuation […]Read More “Preparing” for Hurricane Dorian
Getting out of your comfort zone is one of the best ways to challenge yourself, to stretch, and to grow as a person. And travel is one of the best ways to move yourself out of your comfort zone. Please don’t associate the word travel with a once in a lifetime trip, it is so […]Read More Why Travel?
The Battle of Atlanta in 1864 was a defining moment in the Civil War and it’s captured in breathtaking detail in an immersive 360° painting that stands nearly 50 feet high and is longer than a football field. These paintings, once quite famous, are called Cycloramas, and were created as touring exhibits back in the […]Read More The Virtual Reality of the 1800’s
Awhile back I had a travel scare… One of those hair standing up on the back of your neck moments when all of your spidey senses are activated. So, what did I do? Like a bad horror movie, I just plunged right in and opened the proverbial door. Why, you might ask? One, because I […]Read More Surviving Sticky Travel Situations
For those of us who love to travel, sometimes it’s good to have a reminder to find and visit those hidden gems, right in our own backyards. There is one such gem in suburban Atlanta called Hyde Farm, or now, technically, Hyde Farm Park. Nestled on the banks of the Chattahoochee river sits a slice […]Read More Back in time… Hyde Farm
Ahhhh, I’m back from 10 days of sitting at the edge of the Atlantic ocean. Truly, my only worry being would the tide dare to reach my chair. And, when would the 8 kids be hungry again, oh to have their metabolism and energy! We clearly had a house full. It was mayhem at times […]Read More Summer Days by the Sea Shore
Atlanta is a fantastic home base for visiting great destinations in every direction! I happen to love spending time in Tennessee and with Chattanooga an hour-and-a-half away on an easy drive with interstate or scenic back road options, I’m in. Day trips are great because they don’t have to be planned out in advance, if […]Read More Day trip – Chattanooga
Home may not be the location you were born in, or grew up in, but finding that place where bone deep, your heart sings, I’m home. Now that’s a journey worth taking. And some times it leads you right back to where you started. I’m always drawn back to my hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, but […]Read More When you know, you’re home
The Plaza is a must see, but it’s just scratching the surface of exploring this town. Don’t miss Westport which seems a bit trendier than it used to be. It is a fantastic area to visit boutiques, restaurants, and bars. It’s known for its night life and bars, many with patios and decks, where live […]Read More Kansas City Cont…