You don't know were life will lead you, but just hang on for the ride.

A shy girl from New Jersey branched out on her own after two years of community college and moved away from home. She got her degree but didn’t yet want to leave the place that she felt was helping her discover who she really was. 512 more words

Thomas Edison National History Park: Laboratory and Home Tours

I first heard about Thomas Edison’s Laboratory being in the U.S. park service after seeing a picture of it on Mike’s Photo Blog. My eight-year-old son is fascinated by all things chemistry and has dreamed of being an inventor since he learned the term, so I knew one day we’d make it over in that direction. 872 more words


The Burt

“The Burt” as it is affectionately referred to, is officially The Burton Cummings Theatre for Performing Arts and was named after Burton Cummings in 2002, a Winnipeg-born performer, and former lead singer of the Guess Who. 403 more words

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Hiking and Ice Climbing the Catskills: Kaaterskill Falls, New York

Before we went hiking in New York on Christmas, the three of us took a different scenic day trip to The Catskills.

It was my brother-in-law, Dennis’ idea to head that way when planning their trip up here. 428 more words


New York City: FUN

I’ve finally gotten around to it – I am writing about my summer vacation during my winter vacation! I was only in New York for about 3 days, but I still managed to squeeze in a couple of touristy activities. 886 more words


High Knoll Fort Lights Up St Helena Skyline


It looks like a spaceship has landed on top of High Knoll Fort.  The island’s most visible landmark has a new feature of LED up-lights surrounding its base, glowing a rainbow of colours onto the thick, stone walls. 688 more words

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