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Museum Remembers Coal Mining Tradition in West Virginia

I’m proud of the tiny wrench stamped with “Ford” on it from my grandfather’s tool collection.  It’s a relic from his years of working at the Ford Garage and other garages before that, where he was known for his ability to tinker with automobiles and fix just about anything.  While the Model T went only […]

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Family Travel to New River Gorge in West Virginia

Scenery, historical settings and outdoor adventure are all waiting for families who venture to the New River Gorge National River area in West Virginia!  This lush travel destination is just an hour’s drive Southeast of Charleston, WV.  Our family took a short weekend visit to the area, and I was pleasantly surprised to find so […]

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Summer Family Travel Ideas

  Enter my giveaway of squeaky clean & safe sunscreen & bath supplies from Beautycounter! Bring on the vacation days, the long, unstructured family time together, the wanderlust!  Where will your family be headed this summer?  Are you looking for adventure, relaxation, an appreciation for American history, or just a chance for Dad to act […]

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Visiting Eureka Springs with Kids

This is a sponsored post in cooperation with the Eureka Springs City Advertising & Promotion Commission & their affiliates in order to bring you more quality content! Picturesque rolling hills with romantic streets color the enclave of Northwest Arkansas called Eureka Springs.  Maybe you’ve visited, as I did years ago with my husband, when we […]

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Visiting Historic Gettysburg with Kids

The following is a sponsored post in conjunction with Destination Gettysburg, in order to bring you more FREE family friendly content! Three remarkable days of battle in 1863 and one historic Presidential address have etched Gettysburg into the national consciousness.  Yet, you could spend days on end exploring the splendor and history lessons that are […]

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Family Travel to Shenandoah’s Skyland Resort

The following is a sponsored post for Skyland Resort, located in Shenandoah National Park, helping bring you more free content! Who else thinks enjoying the great outdoors doesn’t necessarily mean sleeping on hard ground in a tiny tent?  The fresh air, the long hikes, the scenic views — everyone in our family loves those outdoor […]

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Little Rock River Market District

Where can you visit a real submarine, ride a trolley car, catch an outdoor concert and shop the world? In downtown Little Rock’s River Market district!  Take your pick of lunch choices inside the River Market that anchors a busy downtown.  Shop the farmers’ market.  Or explore several shopping and entertainment choices. Ample parking is […]

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University of Missouri Campus Landmarks

A gorgeous spring day offered a blue sky backdrop for a short tour of the University of Missouri campus. This first public university created in the Louisiana Purchase Terrority is my alma mater.  Here’s a look at some notable campus landmarks.

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Do One Thing Thursday with Energy Star

You save energy at home, but do your good habits go out the window when you travel? They don’t have to.  On Do One Thing Thursday with Energy Star, we’re encouraged to find ways to green our travel, saving energy and maybe even money.   At, we’ve shared tips to green your vacation. You’re […]

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