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Month: April 2018

Smile and say … “TREES”! (SEVENTEEN of the BEST in Redwood Country)

Smile and say … “TREES”! (SEVENTEEN of the BEST in Redwood Country)

I had always wanted to visit the giant redwood trees in the extreme northern part of the state of California.  As a child I watched the Disney movie, The Gnomemobile – an extremely wholesome, albeit, cheesy movie starring Walter Brennan and the kids from Mary Poppins.  Set in the magical, giant redwoods it was from that moment forward that I knew that one day I wanted to explore the lush woodland wonderland and forests where these trees grew. There are…

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The ABC’s of Southwest Airline’s Unassigned Seats

The ABC’s of Southwest Airline’s Unassigned Seats

A lot of people complain about Southwest Airline’s “Choose Your Own Seat” policy but Mr. Jones and I really like it.  We fly Southwest Airlines quite frequently and it is our “GO TO” airline.  Their quasi first-come-first-serve method of boarding sort of feels like they are rewarding efficiency and that really appeals to me.  Efficiency, because if you are together enough to plan ahead and get your flight booked before the last minute (even just a few weeks early) –…

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8 Great things about Silver Dollar City

8 Great things about Silver Dollar City

(Originally written in 7/2015 – content verified and updated 4/2018). For years I would make sporadic visits to Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri.  First, as a child with my grandparents and later as a teen and young adult.  Then once I moved away from the Midwest I went a good twenty years without visiting before going back again in the mid 2000’s.  I’ll never let it go that long again and since then, whenever I find myself in the…

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5 GREAT Things to Do when you Meet Me in St. Louis!

5 GREAT Things to Do when you Meet Me in St. Louis!

St. Louis Missouri is a terrific destination for a weekend or more and offers plenty of fun and exciting adventures.  We were thrilled to spend this visit in St. Louis with our granddaughter which cast a completely different energy into everything we did and every place we visited.  With so many things to see and do while in St. Louis, here are a handful of our favorites: Gateway Arch City Museum Laumeier Sculpture Park Fitz’s Root Beer & Bottling Company St. Louis…

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