Entries for June, 2011

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Staying Green in Florida – Marina Village Resort

Staying Green in Florida – Marina Village Resort

June 28, 2011 No Comments We could spend – and did – a great deal of time touring the beautiful sandy beaches of Florida, and seeking out some green lodging – accommodations that offer environmentally sound lodging. We found ourselves with a plethora of excellent choices. After all, Florida began a green lodging initiative in 2004 through the Department of ...

 

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10 Top Nature Retreats for Families in the USA

10 Top Nature Retreats for Families in the USA

June 27, 2011 No Comments Mountains, rivers and lakes have beckoned with their rustic appeal for ages. Sparkling bodies of water, towering trees, and breathtaking vistas renew the human spirit through the splendor of nature. The following getaways (listed alphabetically) are idyllic retreats where families can reconnect and discover the natural world together. Alderbrook Resort and Spa – Union, Washington ...

 

Wild West Main Street: Bandera, Texas

Wild West Main Street: Bandera, Texas

June 21, 2011 No Comments Bandera, Texas looks like a Hollywood set. Billing itself as the Cowboy Capital of the World, Bandera has changed little since its founding in the 1850s. Just an hour outside San Antonio, Bandera was originally a migrant camp for workers at the local mill. Gradually the town built up around the mill, primarily populated by ...

 

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Remember the Alamo in San Antonio

Remember the Alamo in San Antonio

June 21, 2011 No Comments In virtually every way, San Antonio, Texas is a modern big city. One of the most populous and fastest growing cities in the nation, San Antonio offers medical research facilities, Fortune 500 companies, dozens of schools and colleges, and a mind-boggling array of tourist spots. Looking out over San Antonio’s downtown skyline, it is amazing ...

 

An Unearthly Encounter: Roswell UFO Museum, NM

An Unearthly Encounter: Roswell UFO Museum, NM

June 20, 2011 No Comments Dad and I just love a good mystery. We always make it a point to seek out the odd and the unusual wherever we go. When we decided to head west this summer, Roswell, New Mexico was at the top of my list of places to see. We finally made it earlier this month. The ...

 

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Going Batty in Austin, TX: Bat Cruise

Going Batty in Austin, TX: Bat Cruise

June 20, 2011 No Comments Austin, Texas prides itself on being unusual. In fact, the city’s slogan, proudly repeated by tourists and locals alike, is “Keep Austin Weird.” Despite its status as the state capital, Austin is much more reminiscent of the New Orleans’ French Quarter than a traditional government town. Perhaps the crown jewel in Austin’s “weird” title is ...

 

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Austin’s Museum of the Weird: Honoring the Dime Museums of the Past

Austin’s Museum of the Weird: Honoring the Dime Museums of the Past

June 20, 2011 No Comments With the official slogan, “Keep Austin Weird,” Austin, Texas is filled with a strong, independent pride. The center of the live music scene and a popular location for street festivals, the 6th Street Historic District is a pedestrian-friendly strip filled with bars, restaurants and shops of every description. It is also a natural home for ...

 

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Great Little Town

June 16, 2011 No Comments

I used to live in Powersite back in 2001.  It is a very small town with one post office.  The town is on a cliff that overlooks the Powersite Dam in Forsyth, MO.  The dam was built around 1913.  I would like to see more home restored there.  James H. Roderique     

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Top 10 Family Beach Resorts on the Southeast Coast

Top 10 Family Beach Resorts on the Southeast Coast

June 14, 2011 No Comments The beautiful Southeast Coast of the United States has a fantastic array of beach resorts. 10 top resorts are listed here (alphabetically), each possessing the local charm of its region, making these exclusive resorts a haven of relaxation and excitement for the whole family. North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida are included in this ...

 

New Orleans Museum District: Louisiana Civil War Museum and Ogden Museum

New Orleans Museum District: Louisiana Civil War Museum and Ogden Museum

June 11, 2011 No Comments The New Orleans Museum District has undergone extensive revitalization in recent years, after sinking into neglect toward the end of the 20th century. Well-connected to the rest of the city via the St. Charles streetcar line, the area now contains entirely refurbished loft apartments and interesting restaurants. But the museums remain the central attractions. Anchored ...

 

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