Egg Drop Contest

Over 150 middle school students gathered for the egg drop contest.  At 8:00AM, the 6th graders were smiling and their parents were taking pictures when the whistle blew for the contest to begin.  At 8:10AM, the first volunteer stepped forward. Suzie was a petit dark haired girl with pigtails.  She approached the launch queen (the … Read moreEgg Drop Contest

Best Kept Secrets of Cape Cod, MA: Our Family Shares a Few

The sound of crashing waves, the smell of salty air, and the plaintive call of a gull all conjure up special memories for me that can be simply summed up: The Cape.  Every summer growing up, we’d eagerly look forward to our two week Cape Cod beach vacation.  The nature of those Cape vacations has … Read moreBest Kept Secrets of Cape Cod, MA: Our Family Shares a Few

Repurposing for the Garden

The garden is an appreciative recipient when repurposing many household items and always provides an abundance of ways to put unwanted items to good use. Plastic milk jugs can be turned into garden cloches, plastic and scrap lumber are also great for larger scale protection of garden rows during a frost. Pop bottles and milk … Read moreRepurposing for the Garden

Dining out

Integration and inclusion are important aspects of the personal growth of individuals with autism. Advocates rally for schools and businesses to open their doors to accommodate the requirements of people on the spectrum – this leap begins with a family allowing a person with autism (PWA) the benefit of experiencing every day life in the … Read moreDining out

My Top 10 Favorite Summer Things to do in Seattle

  Welcome Washington State Travel members and anyone who should happen across this list.   “My wife and I just prefer Seattle. It’s a beautiful city. Great setting. You open your front door in the morning and the air smells like pine and the sea, as opposed to bus exhaust.” Ron Reagan   My Top … Read moreMy Top 10 Favorite Summer Things to do in Seattle

Kristen Stewart + Robert Pattinson – Paparazzi Ruining Their Relationship? – Stewart says “I want to throw up.”

Kristen Stewart is fed up with the paparazzi, reports Wonderwall.MSN.com. Recently promoting “Eclipse” with co-star Taylor Lautner in Australia, Stewart noticed clicks and flashes while standing on the balcony of her hotel room. She promptly gave the press two middle fingers. (Click here to see Kristen’s flip-off photo.) The 20-year-old mega-star was again upset by … Read moreKristen Stewart + Robert Pattinson – Paparazzi Ruining Their Relationship? – Stewart says “I want to throw up.”

THE RIDE OF THEIR LIFE – The Grand Canyon Mule Experience – (Part 1 – The Day Ride)

As sunrise begins to unveil the magnificence of the Grand Canyon every morning, every day of the year, a group of forty to fifty Canyon visitors gathers around the mule ride check-in desk in the lobby of the historic Bright Angel Lodge. The old lobby is the picture of comfort and security with its rustic … Read moreTHE RIDE OF THEIR LIFE – The Grand Canyon Mule Experience – (Part 1 – The Day Ride)

Haitian Doctor Demonstrates True Human Strength

When last Tuesday’s earthquake shattered the lives of millions in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, people ran helter-skelter for their own safety. At the time, individual safety was supreme in their minds. Dr. Claude Surena, a neighborhood doctor, was not one of them; people came to him in droves and he took them under his wing. At a … Read moreHaitian Doctor Demonstrates True Human Strength

Best Kept Secrets of San Antonio, TX – Relax, Refresh, & Reconnect

Best Kept Secrets of San Antonio, TX  – Relax, Refresh, & Reconnect My family and I were so lucky to have been able to vacation in San Antonio when my kids were little. As my sister at the time was living in Dallas.; and a weekend excursion to San Antonio was a great family destination … Read moreBest Kept Secrets of San Antonio, TX – Relax, Refresh, & Reconnect

7 Ways to Create Private Deck Spaces

The problem with decks can often be that they are raised above ground level and therefore make homeowners and family members clearly visible to neighbors. Fences already in place may be too low to provide a practical amount of shielding. There are alternatives that can be implemented to provide varying measures of privacy to deck … Read more7 Ways to Create Private Deck Spaces