Category Archives: Travel Logs

Description and Pictures from our travels.

But is he an artist?

Curators, critics and collegians declare they know the difference between an artist and an illustrator.  Often it is clear, but I am not always so sure. For decades, they described Norman Rockwell as only an illustrator.  As I walked through … Continue reading

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Gingerbread House Competition

When we lived in Florida, we watched on TV the Grove Park Inn gingerbread house contest which takes place each year at the inn of the same name in Asheville, North Carolina. It brings in fantastic artists from all over … Continue reading

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We really like holiday lights.

Happy Holidays to our blog-friends across the globe. We really like the lights we see at this time of year and have been going out for decades to see them. Here are a few from this year. Click on photos … Continue reading

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A beautiful memorial that brings tears to your eyes:  The National Flight 93 Memorial

After a busy weekend at my reunion in Hershey, I was weary as we set out for home.  I was also tired of fighting the trucks and construction on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.  So, we got off at the Breezewood exit … Continue reading

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A really big coffee pot and other big things.

Anyone who knows us personally or has followed this blog for a while knows we are interested in everything. As “Begin Here” above says, we are easily amused — we are the people for whom “Alligator Farms” are built. The … Continue reading

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Topiary Park and an unexpected surprise

We suddenly had some free time on a warm sunny day and decided to visit Topiary Park in Columbus.  I had read about the park before, but what we also saw there came as a pleasant surprise.  If you would … Continue reading

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Glass Pumpkin Festival, Laurelville, Ohio

We didn’t meet Jack Pine, but I believe he is truly an artist.  We have seen glass pumpkins in Corning, New York, and we own one from the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Columbus, but Pine’s are more … Continue reading

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We are back [sort of]

As I mentioned in my most recent post back in May, health issues have prevented us from traveling for almost a year now. But early this month we were able to make a short overnight trip to a memorial service … Continue reading

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Our first backroads adventure: Zion, the finale.

We did not know it then, but 1997 was a great time to visit Zion National Park.  We were able to drive into the park.  It was not crowded on the trails, and at points, we were even able to … Continue reading

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Our first backroads adventure, part eight: the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

As we were still gainfully employed and our vacation time was limited, we moved quickly on from Bryce Canyon National Park to Kanab, then through the beautiful high meadows of the Kaibab Forest to the North Rim of the Grand … Continue reading

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