Chapman Lake

Guest Post by Jessica Coupé Climb the mountains and get their good tidings, Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. ~John Muir, Naturalist, 1901 If you are traveling along … More Chapman Lake

My Old Kentucky Home

How long has it been since you sang My Old Kentucky Home? Many of us sang it as school children. The ballad is also the name of “a hallowed farm with many rich layers of history, legends, and traditions spanning over two centuries.” So reads the first paragraph of the Visitor’s Guide for this two-story … More My Old Kentucky Home

Time to Play

Did you know July is our nation’s official Park and Recreation Month? This year’s theme is: Get Your Play On Many communities are hosting events all month long. Some have planned activities once per week; others have scheduled events several times per week. This is a great way to add a little mini-vacation into your … More Time to Play

Ark Encounter

We followed the steady stream of cars into the parking lot on a rainy morning. Our attention focused on the size of the Ark Encounter’s version of Noah’s Ark. It grew larger as we drew nearer. Inside the exhibit, the Ark Encounter kept our attention with their interpretation of how all the animals were housed … More Ark Encounter

The Bahamas

What’s your idea of a dream vacation? Is it laying on a beach somewhere warm with clear blue water lapping the sand? If so, then the Bahamas may be the place for you. The Bahamas truly do qualify for the list of most beautiful places on earth. Caribbean blue water stretched for miles in all … More The Bahamas

Huckleberry Days

Do you want to make memories that will last a lifetime? If so, then start a tradition of Huckleberry Days with your kids or grandkids this summer. Huckleberry Days are named for the famed character from Mark Twain’s book: Huckleberry Finn. I learned the basic idea for this over twenty years ago. The company that … More Huckleberry Days

Are You Ready?

Are you ready? For summer, that is. I know it doesn’t officially start until June 21, but it never hurts to plan ahead. Last year I offered a few blog posts and tips for those of us who planned to stay near home for our summer vacations or Stay-Cations or Staycations (the spelling of this … More Are You Ready?

Life is Short

Memorial Day, 2017 How do you spend Memorial Day? The original purpose of Memorial Day was a day set aside to remember our military service members who died while on active duty. It was officially proclaimed following the Civil War due to the large number of war dead. It has sometimes been called “Decoration Day” … More Life is Short