Historical Paths of Germany Tour

The internet is great for introducing us to people we would otherwise never have encountered. One example of this for me is Bob Chaney. Bob is a retired German teacher from Murrysville, Pennsylvania. While he taught, he led eight trips to Germany and Austria. I learned about Bob through a post of his at the […]

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 […]

Tulip Trestle Viaduct

Over the weekend, we traveled to Bloomington where Daughter #1 was being honored at Founders Day. It was the beginning of spring break here, so I decided it was doable to make the three-hour trip for the ceremony. I always like to do a few extra things on jaunts like these, and Daughter #2 had […]

Images of America Holiday World: Review

Post contains affiliate links. Our family has been visiting Holiday World in southern Indiana forĀ  years. I love it, for several reasons. First, the nostalgia: my grandparents took me there when I was a child (back then it was known as Santa Claus Land). It’s been wonderful to experience the park through the years, as […]

Childhood Memories Friday: Europe

A couple of weeks ago, I shared some memories of touring with Sound of America Honor Band and Chorus, the summer after I graduated from high school. How about a few more memories of my first trip to Europe? I remember the situation of the photo above very well. We had flown over and landed […]