Category Archives: vacation

Continuing Along With List Item #2

All right, time to update the blog… been way too long since the last entry. We’ll begin with list item #2, visits to National Park Service units. In July, as part of the mini roller Coaster Tour, we spent some … Continue reading

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Halfway done with #15

Took a quick mini-vacation with Jan, David, Marion and Eric to visit Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana and Kings Island near Cincinnati. Just an extended weekend, but it was a fun trip. I’d been to Holiday World a few … Continue reading

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Hey, You Got Ten Great Years Out of Your Hat.                               OK Then, Here’s a Free Replacement. Wait… WHAT???

And now, a brief pause from the regular program of list items for a message from our sponsor. Or at least “a” sponsor. I want to talk about Tilley hats and a tale of amazing customer service. 1About ten years … Continue reading

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#11: Illegal Pyrotechnics… Depending on Your Village, Township or City, Your Mileage May Vary.

So… here’s a salute to all things July 4.  This year I was able to stretch the holiday into the better part of a week, starting out with the 20th annual Salute to America at Greenfield Village on July 1. … Continue reading

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Just ’cause something is checked off doesn’t mean I won’t stop doing it…

OK, so #60 is Vacation with Friends in Another State. Well, that was among the first things to check off, but most of the same group got together again in Chicago for our annual Winter Weekend, and it was a … Continue reading

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#28 and the end of a cinematic era

Will there ever be another movie series as broadly popular as the Harry Potter movies?  I would guess not.  For this level of box office you usually need powerful source material, and these movies have been so successful primarily due … Continue reading

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No. 60: An easy one…

Vacation. Fun times, especially when there is a 73-degree difference between home and the vacation location. Royal Oak wasn’t quite as cold, but the concept still holds.       Many more pictures here: John’s Posterous

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