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Vacation from Hell – Part 3

On Friday I was awakened by a loud noise I did not recognize. Later, I found out it was some kind of vacuum cleaner that looked and sounded like a lawn mower and maintenance was vacuuming the parking lot. (I … Continue reading

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Vacation from Hell – Part 1

“Why don’t you go with me?” he asked. “I would rather stay home, there won’t be anything for me to do,” I replied. “It will be a chance to get away from home. You can stay around the hotel, eat … Continue reading

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Covered Bridges

What’s a trip to New England without covered bridges? I love covered bridges, so, of course, it was mandated that we look for bridges. We didn’t have to look far as there were two right in the area where we … Continue reading

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Hasta la vista Ventura

Several years ago, I was at the National Society of Newspaper Columnists annual conference in Ventura, California. Except for exotic palm trees and flowers, which are irrigated, the West Coast is all dry grass and brown hills. This explains why … Continue reading

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Winter Vacation at Disney

We were welcomed to Florida by torrential rain, thunder and lightning, tornado warnings and timeshare salesmen. We were warned about the poisonous snakes, but nobody mentioned the deadly bite of the timeshare salesman, common to central Florida. Florida likes tourists … Continue reading

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I Love a Parade

I love a parade! Who doesn’t?  There are homecoming parades, Thanksgiving parades, and parades for the Fourth of July. But the parade I participating in was a jazz band parade in New Orleans. New Orleans is known as the “birthplace … Continue reading

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New Orleans

The party never stops in New Orleans. The people are tourist-friendly and the visitors bureau is jazzed you are there. The French Quarter is a quaint area of town where brightly-colored buildings have wrought iron balconies and flower boxes. The … Continue reading

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