Planning your travel season on a budget

Planning your travel season on a budget

Many mark spring as the official beginning of travel season. We feel like we travel all the time but we actually spend most nights in our own beds. That’s because we believe in exploring our own area and saving money. There is so much to see within driving distance of our home we will probably [...]

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Small Town Christmas-Hallmark Style

Small Town Christmas-Hallmark Style

This is the time of the year that Hallmark runs Christmas movies 24 hours a day. Apparently, a lot of my Facebook friends watch them. They don’t care that the movies run through the same tired plots. But it’s usually about some girl going to a small town from a bigger city and falling in [...]

The North Pole? I’ve been there

The North Pole? I’ve been there

My five-year-old son could hardly contain his excitement as he heard the train whistle blow. In just a few minutes we would be boarding that train and headed to the "North Pole" to see Santa. That was 13 years ago but the memory of that cold evening remains in my heart and mind.  We are [...]