Category Archives: Travel & Entertainment

Freaky Family Fun, Day Four

Day Four – Traveled 452 miles from Bismarck, North  Dakota, to our destination in Eagan, Minnesota.  Cruise control worked again! Minnesota Welcome Center, Moorhead, Minnesota. We had no tourist stops on this day – only stops for gas and restroom … Continue reading

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Freaky Family Fun, Day Three (The Day of Flashing Lights)

Day Three – Traveled 452 miles by car with two stops along the way – one at a National Monument and one at a National Park before arriving at our destination for the evening in Bismarck, North Dakota.  We traveled with … Continue reading

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Freaky Family Fun, Day Two (A Trip to the Center of the Universe)

Day Two – Traveled 485 miles by car with numerous stops along the way before arriving at our destination for the evening in Billings, Montana.  On this day, we realized that a vital part to the DVD players was missing, and the … Continue reading

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Freaky Family Fun, Day One

My dear sweet niece, Nora, has named our cross-country adventure Freaky Family Fun.  She is 13 and so, so sweet.  She isn’t freaky at all.  She has her 13-year-old moments, mind you, but she still has that innocence of childhood along with … Continue reading

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A Summer Adventure

Mama’s Empty Nest Summer Adventure Lyrics (sung to The Ballad of Gilligan’s Island) Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, A tale of a fun-filled trip, That starts from St. Louis MO Aboard Southwest’s airship. The mate is … Continue reading

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Readin’ – The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

I recently read The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.  It was published in 1985, 27 years ago, but it is eerily prescient to much of what is or could happen in our society today. The story takes us to a … Continue reading

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Readin’ – Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy by E.L. James

Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed are erotic fiction originally published in June 2011 by a small, virtual publisher in Australia.  The trio of books was re-released in the U.S. by Vintage Books in April … Continue reading

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