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Our Northern California Getaway

After traveling the world for more than a year, it was great to stop and nest in northern California, Truckee to be specific. We found a home away from home in Stephen and Kathy’s Tahoe Donner house (thank you!), in a large community where many other Bay area residents come to spend summer weekends hiking and winter weekends skiing. 1,072 more words

Smell The Roses

Here Come de Snow! Panic Time

We’ll take a break from Global Warming this weekend, here in the Northeast, to experience what weather forecasters are calling “a colossal snowstorm” that will dump either a foot or two feet of snow on us ( … 196 more words

Why Did The Donner Party Fail? How Quickly Will Our Civilized Veneer Disappear?

“I wish I could cry, but I cannot. If I could forget the tragedy, perhaps I would know how to cry again.” Mary Graves. Survivor, the ‘Donner Party’ 347 more words

Write It Forward

Cannibal! The Mythology


I remember sitting in Outback when my brother first made a joke similar to the one depicted in the meme above. Being me, I had to know what the Donner Party was. 1,782 more words

Magic Tree House: The Next Generation

by Annie Warner

Let’s start off with a little personal anecdote: the first chapter book I ever read was a Magic Tree House book, so they hold a special place in my heart. 379 more words


Ben talks Halloween: 4 true stories more horrific than horror films

Sometimes we need to look no further than history for horror stories and unsettling mysteries. All the events in this blog are true and historically accurate. 1,367 more words