Yesterday was the first day I could finally ease into that Adirondack chair and relax. The kids were off playing games in the morning and I indulged into one of my favorite pastimes. Reading. I completed a beautiful book that I need to add to my Worth a Read page called “The Memory of Love” written by a Sierra Leone woman named Aminatta Forna. As you can probably guess by now, I don’t read anything too light and fluffy. Yet […]
Ok. I tried really hard to give my blog a break but I simply can’t do it. My friend over at the Wanderlust Gene is certainly laughing as she reads this post, shaking her head saying I told you so!
View from the beach. Today is the start of our official week long family vacation! This is our third year that we have come to stay at a cabin on Roy Lake in Nisswa, Minnesota. I can hardly wait to relax. Life has been too busy and it is time to sit back, relax, spend time with my family and chill. I haven’t decided yet whether or not I will be blogging. I may take an entire week off as […]
I adore this week’s Photo Challenge topic: Summer! Yeah! Who doesn’t love summer? It is such a wonderful time of year to let your hair down and be free! I actually already did this challenge just last week as a fellow WordPress Blogger, Where’s my backpack? came up with the idea. I really liked the post I did so in case you haven’t seen it, click here. For this week’s official Photo Challenge, I decided to pick one week out […]
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When I told a friend that I was headed out of town again, less than a week after I returned from Guatemala, she asked me with a smile “Do you always keep a suitcase packed”? Those words resonated with my soul this weekend as we loaded up the car and headed north for the weekend to our favorite summer hangout in Brainerd, Minnesota. As we left Friday after lunch, it was unseasonably warm in Minneapolis with record highs in the […]
The mystery is out. Where on earth did thirdeymom decide to go to spend her eleventh year anniversary for a family vacation? Greece, like I dreamed of going many years ago during a three-week honeymoon throughout the Greek Isles? No. Florida or California to see Disney and the gang? Absolutely not. Well, where on earth did she go then? Here are a few hints. It did not require a plane ride (unless you fly on a float boat, which people […]
A slice of 1970s Americana: Family trip to the North Shore, Lake Superior circa 1975 Minnesota, known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” is the most northern state in the US aside from Alaska. The twelth largest state in size, it is located in the heart of the Upper Midwest bordering Canada, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa, and has a population of a little over five million people. The word Minnesota comes from the Dakota Indians who inhabited […]