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A Guide to Last Minute Gift Giving

If you’re where I am this year, then you’ve only got gifts for half the folks on your list, and are currently in a cold sweat dreading a trip to the local mall. Never fear, here are some gift ideas that avoid the mall. Though you still may get into a fight over a parking… Continue reading A Guide to Last Minute Gift Giving

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A Day in LeClaire, Iowa

Our last day in Iowa was spent in the town of LeClaire, right on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi. What brought us there was the husband’s desire to check out Antique Archeology from History Channel’s “American Pickers.” We found so much more. We did indeed head to Antique Archeology, joining the many visitors at… Continue reading A Day in LeClaire, Iowa

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Friday Fun Wine List: Wines That Taste Like Juice

I typically prefer red wines that are medium-full, but I will admit that sometimes it's nice to enjoy a chilled light sweet wine, especially in the 90-plus degree weather we've been experiencing lately. Most "juicy" wines I would recommend are white varietals or blends, however, there are a couple of exceptions. Here are a few… Continue reading Friday Fun Wine List: Wines That Taste Like Juice

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Disney 2K17: EPCOT and what’s with the Mickey?

  Greetings from beautiful Pasadena, where I write not from a cute coffee shop, but from a jury assembly room. The great thing about this is that I can continue with the fourth in my Disney vacay series in relative quiet, though without a macchiato. Today's focus will be the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow,… Continue reading Disney 2K17: EPCOT and what’s with the Mickey?