Covered Bridge Festival

October, 2014 I’ve heard that Indiana’s Covered Bridge Festival is one of the largest festivals in the nation, so my friend, Julie, and I decided to check it out. The festival started in Rockville, Indiana, over 50 years ago, and has spread to several different towns in Parke County, Indiana. The closest available motel with vacancy was in Terre Haute, which worked out fine for … Continue reading Covered Bridge Festival

Amelia Island, Charleston, St. Augustine

To celebrate our 34th wedding anniversary, Mike and I headed southeast for some sand and sunshine! Although not a planned part of the trip, we found ourselves too close to Charleston, SC, not to check it out. So that was our first stop. Beautiful homes are surrounded by a wealth of history. We were also quite fascinated by all of the old trees, which seemed … Continue reading Amelia Island, Charleston, St. Augustine

Ocean City and Baltimore Harbor

  I wasn’t finished exploring the state of Maryland after my trip with my sister in 2012, so Mike and I visited again in 2013. We started our trip in Ocean City. It was the first time either of us had experienced the Atlantic Ocean from Maryland, and we were both pleasantly surprised. The beach was pristine and much bigger than expected. It was cool … Continue reading Ocean City and Baltimore Harbor

Route 66 to the Land of Lincoln

I was sent on a business trip to, of all places, Pontiac, IL. I had never heard of the place, quite frankly. Turns out that Pontiac sits pretty much between Chicago and Springfield, IL, so it seemed like a good opportunity to get in another “Abraham Lincoln fix.” It was almost dark by the time my flight landed in Chicago and I obtained a rental … Continue reading Route 66 to the Land of Lincoln

Historic St. Mary’s, Solomon’s Island, Annapolis, MD

September, 2012 In researching my family’s ancestry, I was able to trace many of my relatives to St. Mary’s, MD. It was one of the first colonies built in America, and I was eager to get a small feel for what life may have been like for them. My sister and I planned a trip to Maryland to do just that. We flew to Baltimore, … Continue reading Historic St. Mary’s, Solomon’s Island, Annapolis, MD

Playing Footsie in the Florida Keys

September, 2011 Mike and I celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary in the Florida Keys. We flew to Fort Lauderdale and rented a car to make our way further south. Navigating the Lauderdale and Miami traffic was hectic but, once we made it to the Keys, life slowed to a blissful pace. We stayed at a quaint boutique hotel, nestled by the water in Key Largo. … Continue reading Playing Footsie in the Florida Keys

Following the Lincoln Trail – Hodgenville, KY

 July, 2011 I’m a huge American History buff. I especially love learning as much as possible about our Founding Fathers and early presidents who were so instrumental in shaping our nation. Abraham Lincoln is, of course, one of my favorite presidents for many reasons. He was born in Hodgenville, KY. Lucky for me, that’s not too far from Louisville, so I decided to take a … Continue reading Following the Lincoln Trail – Hodgenville, KY

Lovely Lake Geneva

September, 2010 Mike and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary in Lake Geneva, WI, in September of 2010. It’s a beautiful town! Mums and pumpkins lined the street corners, making it impossible not to get excited about the coming days of Autumn. We rented bikes and went riding along a graveled path which led us to small towns. The vibrant blue September sky above the rolling … Continue reading Lovely Lake Geneva