Indiana State Fair Memories

I enjoyed a day at the Indiana State Fair last weekend along with my sister. I loved seeing, petting, and feeding the many animals there (such as the goat above). The fair is now over, so you can’t attend in person anymore this year. But let me take you on a little virtual visit. One […]

Teaching Kids to Write Thank You Notes

Thank you notes — they’re important. No, they’re not a matter of life and death. But, they’re part of the “grease” that keeps the engine of our society running smoothly and pleasantly. And if there’s something we could use a little more of in today’s world, it’s a little pleasantness. Teaching Kids to Write Thank […]

A Queen Elizabeth II Tea Celebrating Her Sapphire Jubilee

Last weekend, the girls and I had the pleasure — and it was definitely a pleasure — of attending Tea at a friend’s house. This wasn’t just any Tea; it was a special Tea celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s Sapphire Jubilee. In case you didn’t know, earlier in the year Elizabeth became the longest-reigning British monarch ever, […]

Holiday World for Guests Over 50

Our extended family visits Holiday World theme park in southern Indiana each year. Although the park is primarily known for its roller coasters, I’ve never been a coaster rider. And while I wouldn’t call myself a senior citizen, I am over 50. You might wonder — is a theme park like Holiday World fun for […]

Disney Dining Plan for Disney Breakfast

I recently returned from a magical getaway to Disney World. For the first time, my package included a Disney Dining Plan, which included one Quick-Service Meal, one Table-Service Meal, and one snack each day. I wanted to maximize my money on this trip. Now, “frugal” and Disney don’t really go together, but still — I […]

Disney World’s Top 10 Scary Rides

I am not a scary ride junkie. I’m not a big fan of roller coasters. Having said that, while visiting Disney World, I wanted to enjoy the “Disney touch” that is given to rides, making them true experiences instead of just rides. So, I rode some rides that tested my limits. Here is my take […]

How did King Ludwig II Die?

Post contains affiliate links. You’ve probably heard of “mad” King Ludwig here and there — he’s the 19th century Bavarian king who built Neuschwanstein, arguably the world’s most famous castle. You may even know that his death was surrounded in mystery. When did he die? June 13, 1886: 131 years ago today. How did King […]