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Chasing Elvis and William Faulkner, Oxford Mississippi

Chasing Elvis and William Faulkner, Oxford Mississippi

October 24, 2011 2 Comments It boggles the mind. If William Faulkner and Elvis Presley had met, would they have been friends? Did they ever meet? That was the question my son asked as we traveled the deep south, enjoying Mississippi’s steamy greenery and historic sights ranging from Elvis’ birthplace to Faulkner’s home, Rowan Oak. Oxford Mississippi – Town Square ...

 

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A Music Festival for Kids and Adults – That’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

A Music Festival for Kids and Adults – That’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

October 17, 2011 No Comments Golden Gate Park on a beautiful October day. Six stages. Alt-country, folk, rock, bluegrass, just plain eclectic music. Food stands with everything from pizza to raw vegan fare. Senior citizens in tie dye shirts. College students by the score. And lots and lots of – families. Families with small children, big children, babies, too. Yes, ...

 

See the Hoodoos at Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

See the Hoodoos at Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

October 9, 2011 No Comments When Dad and I decided to spend the summer of 2011 exploring the American Southwest, we had a few specific destinations in mind. Near the top of the list were the best-known national parks in Utah — Zion, Arches and Bryce Canyon. For a variety of reasons, our visit to Utah was significantly delayed, but ...

 

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Modern Art and Modern Ice Cream – New York City Treats

Modern Art and Modern Ice Cream – New York City Treats

October 7, 2011 No Comments A big city – and New York City is certainly one of the biggest metropolitan areas in the world – is full of surprises and treats. Some of them are classic attractions, like the many wonders to be found in the multi-level Museum of Modern Art on the upper East side of Manhattan. Some are hidden ...

 

Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty – Two New York Icons

Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty – Two New York Icons

October 6, 2011 No Comments On a recent trip to New York City, there were two classics of New York site-seeing that my kids had on their ‘must see’ list. They wanted to walk the Brooklyn Bridge, and they wanted to see the Statue of Liberty. Both ended up being a compromise – Brooklyn Bridge is a long walk for ...

 

Savannah at Sunset – Visitor Tours

Savannah at Sunset – Visitor Tours

October 5, 2011 No Comments This year, our family made a stop in elegant Savannah, Georgia as a part of my daughter’s marathon music tour from Boston to Ft. Lauderdale. We arrived fairly late in the day, having made a pit stop at the tourist trap that is South of the Border – and therein lies another tale. After a ...

 

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Wilmington, North Carolina: Battleship and River Walk

Wilmington, North Carolina: Battleship and River Walk

October 3, 2011 No Comments Wilmington, North Carolina is an off-the-beaten-path destination about two hours from Raleigh, North Carolina. It’s a worthwhile stop for families on a road trip through the south, or families who simply enjoy the beauty of a sunset over a beautiful river, a historic and slightly off-beat downtown area, or who want to tour a battleship. ...

 

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Our Family Visit to New York City – Off the Beaten Track

Our Family Visit to New York City – Off the Beaten Track

October 2, 2011 No Comments When you take tots to the city, the world opens up. The city itself is a world to a child, and one as vast as New York offers many different worlds to explore. We were able to go to several areas of this great American city that I hadn’t spent much time in before, and ...

 

Raleigh, North Carolina: A Remedy for the Road

Raleigh, North Carolina: A Remedy for the Road

September 30, 2011 No Comments My family and I were at the mid-way point on a vacation slash music tour for my singer songwriter daughter (www.nicolelexidavis.com). We’d traveled through the northeast from city to city via train, rented a car outside of Washington, D.C., and began the road trip portion of our tour heading south. We were heading for Raleigh, ...

 

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Get Your Kicks on Route 66

Get Your Kicks on Route 66

September 26, 2011 No Comments Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong era. Although you would never know it to look at me, I would have been a great child of the 1950s. I love poodle skirts and saddle shoes, malt shops and car hops, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley. But nothing retro makes me happier than ...

 

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