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St Augustine

Christmas Lights We continue our tradition of non-traditional Thanksgiving celebrations. Florida makes a great getaway from the grey days of late fall in Virginia. The weather is still warm, the sun is bright, and the sunsets take ages. We chose St Augustine to visit. On the Atlantic, it’s basically the oldest city in the United …

Riviera Maya

Hard Rock Riviera Maya Joy and I took a wonderful vacation to the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya in June. I absolutely loved the lagoon setting. Joy did not, saying it was not a real beach. I think the sandy shore with chairs and gently lapping waves qualifies. I also loved the schools of fish, …

Eldorado Canyon

Eldorado Canyon In the dusty mountains just north of the border with Arizona lies the town of Nelson. Off the beaten path does not do it justice. Coyotes and rattlesnakes make up half the population. The little store and residence in Eldorado Canyon fit right in this off-beat destination. The old cars and old building …

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Neon Museum

Desert Sky The clear, dry air of the desert around Las Vegas lets the sun beat down. Metal rusts slowly in the dust. The sky is black at night and blue in daylight. The stars still sparkle on the Strip. Neon Vegas The tour guides do a good job of walking through the development of …

Star Wars Reads

Star Wars Reads

Humor and Wit We have fun when our subjects are smart and have a sense of humor. That pretty much covers every Stormtrooper I’ve met. Kids and Droids Star Wars Reads day brings kids out for fun with books and Star Wars. We went to Barnes & Noble to take part in some readings and …