Camp Mimi-Pappy Whipper-Snappy

Our grandkids were unable to attend any summer camps in 2020, due to COVID, so we hosted our own summer camp experience for them, and we all had a blast! My good friend, Melissa, made the adorable T-shirts and tote bags for us, which helped to make for a true summer camp experience. In keeping with a realistic experience, registration forms were sent to the … Continue reading Camp Mimi-Pappy Whipper-Snappy

Blue Ridge Mountain Adventures

The Virginia Creeper Trail I’ve been “chomping at the bit” to experience the Creeper Trail ever since I learned about it several years ago.  I finally got the opportunity, recently, when my husband and I went on a little adventure in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Our experience began in Damascus, Virginia, where we rented mountain bikes at Adventure Damascus and took a shuttle … Continue reading Blue Ridge Mountain Adventures

Doing Florida, Old-Style

I have many wonderful memories of visiting the Daytona Beach area during my younger years. It saddens me to see that many of the old hotels have been torn down and replaced with condos. If you look close enough, however, you can still find many historic buildings and storefronts that reflect the flavor and style of vintage Florida. My daughter and I visited Daytona Beach … Continue reading Doing Florida, Old-Style

Streamlining That Bucket List

Bucket Lists are great, but they can also be a bit overwhelming.  It takes a great deal of planning, not to mention a mountain of cash, to go skydiving, take scuba diving lessons, climb the Eiffel Tower, and run with the bulls in Spain. These are not the things on my Bucket List, by the way. I have absolutely no intention of ever running toward, … Continue reading Streamlining That Bucket List

The Delights of December

December; the most wonderful time of the year! My list of things for which I am grateful during this month runs rich and deep, with many celebrations, traditions, and so much love. My family started the month with our tradition of building Gingerbread Houses. My daughter, husband, and I helped the grandkids decorate their very own houses with every kind of gumdrop and goody we … Continue reading The Delights of December

November, A Time of Reflection

Our family had a couple of serious medical scares recently, one with an older loved one, and another with a younger loved one.  Both were frightening, and answers wouldn’t come quickly. I also learned of the unexpected passing of a couple of dear old friends. With these things weighing on my mind, I spent a few November nights reflecting on life, and love, and family. … Continue reading November, A Time of Reflection