November 17, 2017

Photo Feature: Family Travel

Family-Travel

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Traveling as a family can be an intimidating pile of logistics.  What type of trip do we take? Do we make it an educational trip? Maybe one for science geeks?  Or maybe we should make our destination a one-stop shop. A family resort of some type. There’s bound to be [...]

Visiting Luray Caverns, Va: A Fun Family Getaway for Geology Fans, Cave Lovers

Luray Caverns Entrance Sign

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Luray Caverns, Va represents the very finest of what the Virginia caverns scene has to offer.

Photo from the Road: African Mask Number Two

African Mask 2

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This carved zebra mask caught my eye one day on a family outing. It happened to be at the entrance to the safari exhibit at the Lowry Park Zoo, but that’s not what made me pause.

Grape Jamboree

Grape-Jamboree

Who would think that northeast Ohio is a grape haven? There are more wineries than you can shake a grapevine at.  And the last weekend in September every year, in celebration of the grape harvest, is the Grape Jamboree in Geneva, Ohio. The festivities include a Miss Grapette pageant, a grape stomping contest, a pie [...]

New Hampshire Highland Games at Loon Mt.

Loon-Mt-Highland-Games

There are several Highland Games in Northern New England. The games at Loon Mountain are a personal favorite. These are known as the most diverse games in the country! First, Loon Mountain and surrounding area is a beautiful area.  Getting there is big fun.  Coming from Maine or the Mt. Washington Valley, the ride must [...]

Mt. Washington Auto Road

Mt-Washington-Auto-Road

Hiking Mt. Washington is a popular thing to do for outdoor enthusiasts visiting the Mt. Washington Valley. Getting to that summit is an attainable goal and the view from the summit is an apt reward. If, however, you happen not to want to execute that climb to get those views, there is an alternative. (adsbygoogle [...]

Fireworks in Maine 2010

Fireworks

What a great way to finish a great day in Maine!  Because of the more rural nature of Maine, the skies are dark and the fireworks are brilliant as a result.  We love our fireworks up here, and there are many displays planned throughout the summer. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The State Fire Marshall [...]

Scribner’s Mill Back to the Past Celebration

Mill

This annual event is the major fundraiser for the Scribner’s Mill Preservation group.  They pull out all the stops and it is a great historical event.  The Back to the Past celebration is always the first weekend in August.  The efforts of dozens of volunteers and exhibitors help make this a great experience for the [...]

Yarmouth Clam Festival

Steamer-at-Yarmouth-Clam-Festival

It’s July in Maine and time for the annual Yarmouth Clam Festival, an event which involves about 3000 volunteers united to earn funds for Yarmouth’s non-profit organizations, school groups, and churches.  This event begins at 6 p.m. on Friday with a parade which is as much fun for spectators as it is for parade participants. [...]

Car Shows in Maine: Inexpensive Family Summer Fun

2010 CruisinÕ Show and Shine Morro Bay Car Show, Friday 30 April

I like car shows.  Always have. It’s just really big fun to me to go and see old cars, new cars, foreign cars, stock cars, custom cars. It’s fun to talk with owners. It’s just fun. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In Maine, there are several such shows throughout the summer. Some are based on [...]

Arizona Science Center

Arizona-Science-Center

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I personally love, love, love museums of science. The hands-on approach, designed primarily to entice children, is a big draw for me as well!  I always learn something. I’m always in awe of something. I’m always stumped by something. There is no way a visitor can be bored.

Destination Review: The Astronaut Hall of Fame

AstronautHallofFame

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Just up the road from the Kennedy Space Center and included with the day pass you likely purchased there, is the Astronaut Hall of Fame.