Travel-Watkins Glen Park in Upstate NY with the Road Scholars

This post is a blast from the past. Even if Covid is preventing my from traveling at least I have fond memories of travel in the past. Getting ready to descend the gorge at Watkins Glen Park in NY.  My new buddies and I were ready with cameras in hand and over 800 steps ahead…

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Divorce Diversion, Journal Prompt. What Song Has Given You Strenght in a Difficult Time?

Music has been my source of hope and strength since I can remember.  As a child, I remember singing along with the Hermans Hermits and The Monkeys for hours on end.  As I entered my teen years, I loved rock music and listened to it every chance I got. As a teen, I gave my life…

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Divorce Diversion-Travel NC, Point Lookout Vineyards

 I just took a trip to the western part of  North Carolina.  I decided to try to find a  nice vineyard, and I did.  Point Lookout Vineyards in Hendersonville, NC.  It was lovely. Here is a quote from their website “OUR VINEYARD IS ATOP THE SOUTHEAST SLOPE of Point Lookout Mountain with 30-mile panoramic views. The…

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Divorce Diversion-Food, Let’s Try a New Recipe, Moist Pumpkin Bread

It’s fall and a good time to try some pumpkin recipes.  I found this recipe on Pinterest, and I was excited to give it a try.  The recipe comes from a website called Mom, Wife, Busy Life. I studied the ingredients and took a trip to Harris Teeter to bet all the needed ingredients. I used…

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Divorce Diversion-Travel, Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park in Wilson NC

A couple of weeks ago I found myself driving to Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park in Wilson North Carolina.  I had heard about this park several years ago and I have wanted to visit for some time.It was a holiday weekend and I had no plans and the drive was just a bit over an hour so I…

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Divorce Diversion-Home, How to Re-Soften Scratchy Towels

I have noticed lately that my towels are no longer soft.  The towels have taken on a very coarse or rough texture, and they just don’t feel very pleasant to the touch.  I found an article on The Spruce that was titled how to soften your towels, and I thought I would give it a try. Here is…

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Divorce Diversion-Jan Decor, A Winter Vibe

Keeping the house clean: One thing that helps me keep the house clean is getting Brodie shaved.  At least twice a year, Brodie sheds hunks of fur at a time, I will call it molting.  I can sit and literally pull handfuls of hair off of his body, I could easily make a sweater.  So…

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Divorce Diversion-Places-The Cotton House

I have been to the Cotton House in Cary twice.  Once on a food truck night with Erica and Josh and another time with a friend. Their primary focus is beer but luckily for me, they have wine too, happy day. The venue is a historic home built in 1900. There is plenty of seating, both inside and out.…

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Taking Care of You-Just For Fun-The Grandkiddo’s

What do you do for fun?  For me, one of the highlights in life is spending time with my Maggie and Caleb.  I love to take them on adventures.  It could be anything from visiting a pumpkin patch, a museum, or going to a local playground.  I have just added another experience to the list, there is…

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Divorce Diversion-Places-Piedmont Farm Tour

This is a blast from the past.  My first experience visiting the Piedmont Farm Tour.  I had never heard of it, but this was their 16th year.  There were 40 farms on tour this year.  We only had a few hours and wanted to see them all, but realistically knew we had to narrow it down.…

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