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

October, A Harvest of Fun

I’ve always loved this time of year. I love the vivid shades of the leaves turning on the trees, the smell of firewood burning, and the crunch under my feet as the leaves fall to the ground. I must have driven my kids nuts over the years, always reminding them to take time to notice the beautiful autumn leaves, for they would be gone before … Continue reading October, A Harvest of Fun

Milestones in May

All of the events and activities of spring are winding down to make room for the fast-approaching relaxing days of summer. It’s a time for celebrating many milestones for my family, and I’m grateful for each and every one of them. Another Kentucky Derby in the Books The state of Kentucky gets many visitors this time of year. Everyone dresses up in their brightly-colored outfits … Continue reading Milestones in May