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The 150th Anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference

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This year Prince Edward Island, Canada, celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference. Why is this event a big deal? In 1864 this was the conference that began the talks for a union of the Maritimes. What actually took place was something much bigger than what anyone had expected. This conference turned out to be known in Canada’s history ... Read More »

Candlestick Park

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Candlestick Park is closing for good, 49ers are moving to Santa Clara. What are your memories of the ‘Stick? Built in 1960 for the San Francisco Giants, Candlestick Park was considered to be the first modern baseball stadium as it was built entirely of concrete. In 1971, the 49ers moved in. I’m not a sports fan but I was invited ... Read More »

Destination Fairbanks, Alaska

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North to Alaska as the saying goes. More specific, let’s visit Fairbanks. Land of extremes – coldest temperature recorded was negative 66 (brrrrrrrr) and warmest was 99 degrees. Or, did you know, the longest day in Fairbanks is 21 hours 49 minutes and the shortest day each year is 3 hours 43 minutes. Visitors to the Golden Heart city are ... Read More »

Museum of World Treasures

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One of my favorite museums is located in Wichita, Kansas. The Museum of World Treasures was founded in 2001 by Dr. Jon and Lorna Kardatzke and moved to its current location in the Old Town area a couple years later. The museum has unique and rare exhibits that truly do span the World. The museum also covers the largest time ... Read More »

Dayton National Cemetery

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The Dayton National Cemetery, located on the western side of Dayton, Ohio, is a place of interment for veterans of the United States military. Established in 1867 to provide for veterans of the Union Army and Navy in the Civil War, the facility today includes 98 acres and has the graves of more than 44,000 veterans and their spouses. It ... Read More »

The Linq & High Roller

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Caesars entertainment out did themselves with the new Linq. It is located right across from Caesars Palace and between Flamingo and The Quad (Formerly Imperial Palace). The Linq has only been open for a few months and it is the most popular area in Vegas right now. It has many inviting outlets, restaurants, bars, and casinos leading guests to the ... Read More »

Bowling Ball Beach: Hard to Find, Worth the Effort

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I almost don’t want to spoil this place by blogging about it, because it’s such a cool, off-the-beaten-track destination. But if you like beautiful and deserted beaches with the added attraction of a fascinating geological oddity, you have to check out Bowling Ball Beach. Getting there is definitely an adventure. I googled the location and found a couple of links ... Read More »

Boston Museum of Fine Arts

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There never seems to be enough time to do the things you want to do (sounds like lyrics to a song). Truer words were never written about visiting Boston. But, making it easier to fit in the things you want are late night hours (open until 9:45 p.m. on Fridays) at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA). I visit the ... Read More »

Happy 100th Birthday: Wrigley Field

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While I had been to Wrigley Field on several occasions for games, I had never experienced the behind the scenes tour of the ball park until this year during its 100th year birthday celebration. Some interesting things I learned: I’ve always loved attending games at stadiums and part of what improves the experience is snacking during the game. I was ... Read More »

Wine Country Day Tripping

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Day trippers intent on wine tasting often overlook the city of Napa’s charming historic downtown. Visitors can stroll along and admire turn-of-the-20th-century houses and buildings in a variety of architectural styles, including Art Deco, Spanish Colonial and Victorian Gothic. One local landmark is the restored 1880 Napa Valley Opera House at 1030 Main St. The town is also a departure ... Read More »