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Take a break from city life

If you need a little break from the city, I know just the perfect hideaway spot: The Eselsmühle (Donkey Mill) in Musberg!

This is truly a wonderful place, especially for families. 213 more words

Around Stuttgart

OBX Trip 2015: Beach Blanket Babies

When my family used to vacation on Hatteras Island when I was a kid, we had a pretty iron-clad routine: sound in the morning (the dads would windsurf, the moms would sit in the sun and read, and the kids would splash in the shallow water), then lunch, then ocean beach in the afternoon.   507 more words

Family Fun

Finding Lincoln on the Spoon River Drive

The Spoon River Drive beckons my husband Keith and me each year.  Yes, we have been there, yes we have done that, but I always see something new and different and this year we had just finished harvest and a day away was balm to the soul. 469 more words

Arts & Culture

Snag a Ticket to Ride with Santa before It’s Too Late.

Don’t wait to snag a ride with Santa. I know Halloween evets and Thanksgiving dinner precede Santa on the calendar but waiting to make plans diminishes the chance of getting the perfect time on the ideal day. 249 more words

Farm Finds on the SpoonRiver Drive

Every year when I travel the back roads on Spoon River Drive with my farm collectible collecting farmer, I see something new.  This year my first “farm find” was a very cool John Deere industrial vehicle with I am sure some unique military history.  450 more words

Arts & Culture

10 Secret Things You Might Miss at the 2015 Topsfield Fair

Topsfield Fair  http://www.topsfieldfair.org/ – Say the words and people who have spent every year at the Fair will tell you what they go for. For some it’s the food, the rides, the animals, the giant pumpkin, the big name concerts,  the food, the food. 1,085 more words

Alison Colby-campbell

In the Footsteps of Giants: Missouri Headwaters State Park

The summers in western Montana are blessedly mild, but short (if there’s one thing I do NOT miss about the south, it’s the humidity). A couple of weeks ago, the threenager and I headed out to take advantage of one last burst of warmth for a picnic and history at nearby Missouri Headwaters state park. 222 more words

Day Trip