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Relaxing in L’Anse Michigan

This would be my annual 4th of July in Michigan blog post but it rained and there was no parade to report on. There was a parade at Baraga’s Lumberjack Days – but that seemed unfun because we wouldn’t be a tiny community in lawn chairs watching a tiny parade. And because of the rain

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Road Trip 2023 Part 1: Scenic 30A and the Florida Panhandle Beaches

Most of my experience with Florida has been the Southern East Coast on the Atlantic side. Southern Florida is beaches filled with high rise hotels, flocks of tourists, strip malls and development all the way up to the beach itself. A place where no signs of the nature that existed before Flagler’s railroad, steamships, A1A

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The Biltmore Estate is Very Very Large

In fact it is known as America’s largest private residence. It is a 250 room French Renaissance chateau/ summer home/retreat center for the George Vanderbilt family – built over 6 years and completed in 1895. I am going to admit that I had no idea what we were going to see when Jeremy booked our

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Asheville North Carolina for Samhain

Asheville North Carolina has been on our “to visit” list for years – so this year we decided to make it happen for the Fall trip and to do it over Halloween/Samhain week because – why not? Upon our arrival on Sunday the 30th we were greeted with quite the eye full of Autumn and

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Friends Family and a Visit to Owamni

The call came in from Jeremy. You want to eat at this new best restaurant with us in Minneapolis before vacation? I said “the Souix chef? I’m there. And booked my flight. Easier to fly through Minneapolis to get to Asheville anyway, and why not experience a 2022 James Beard Award Winner, and visit friends

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