Travel Category

Carnton Plantation, Franklin, Tennessee

Can you imagine what it would be like to have a massive army camped out on your front lawn? Now imagine another one in your back yard. This is the story of the Carnton Plantation home and the McGavock family who lived inside. Carnton Plantation is located in beautiful Franklin, Tennessee. It is literally built […]

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Horses of The Hermitage

The Hermitage is a plantation that was owned by Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States. It is located in Davidson County, Tennessee, 10 miles east of downtown Nashville and it is designated as a National Historic Landmark. While on my visit I was very taken by the horses I found along the property. I was […]

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Joshua Tree

My son doing his thing at Joshua Tree.

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Stones River Battlefield Murfreesboro, Tennessee

The Battle of Stones River was fought from December 31, 1862 to January 2, 1863. It only lasted 3 days, however, in terms of Civil War battles, it had the highest percentage of casualties on both sides. More than 83,000 troops took part in the battle and there were 23,000 casualties. Families’ homes were destroyed. Livestock […]

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Killer Shrimp: Marina Del Rey, California

While vacationing in California last year I was taken to a place in Marina Del Rey called Killer Shrimp. I had heard so much about this restaurant through the years that I was very excited to finally be going there. It wasn’t exactly what I expected. It was better! The menu boasts an expansive array […]

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The Getty Center, Los Angeles, California

Last summer I went to visit my son and meet his girlfriend for the first time. They live in Los Angeles and I went for Mother’s Day. Knowing that I love museums, they took me to the Getty Center which sits atop a hill overlooking Brentwood, California. Not only were the exhibits spectacular, but so […]

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Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga

Not too long ago I took my granddaughter to the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga for the day. We had the most wonderful time! If you ever find yourself in that area, I would recommend taking a day and visiting. Here’s what you can expect to see! When you enter the aquarium the first thing you’ll do is […]

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What Moving To Florida Has Taught Me

Back in January I moved from Tennessee to the State of Florida.  I couldn’t stand the idea of living through another cold winter. My plan was to check out Florida first and then head to Arizona if I didn’t find any place in Florida to settle. I’ve always liked the idea of living some place for a […]

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Florida Botanical Gardens

These Florida Botanical Gardens are located in Largo, Florida.  With lush green pathways and visually stunning gardens, it is a lovely cool reprieve from the hot weather. However …… I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that there are DANGER signs posted everywhere cautioning not to feed or molest alligators…. (I’m not sure who would be […]

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Gatlinburg Tennessee

There’s a magnificent place on the border of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee and Cherokee, North Carolina.  It’s called Gatlinburg. A couple of years ago I was lucky enough to get invited to go and spend a weekend there with a friend of mine.  Looking back I’m so glad I said “yes”.   […]

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