Monthly Archives: May 2010

Fellows-Riverside Garden – Youngstown, Ohio

A wonderful twelve acre display garden in a small corner of the huge Mill Creek Metro Park system is worth finding only 9 miles off the Ohio Turnpike and it is FREE! They have several well-tended (i.e. immaculate compared to mine) … Continue reading

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Head off the beaten path to find…Bromeliads

Say what? What is a Bromeliad? It is a really cool tropical plant that does not grow naturally in my neck of the woods…Michigan. Some types you might have heard of are…air plant (Tillandsia) a spiky silvery stiff leaved plant that … Continue reading

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There is a new (luxury) hotel in Pittsburgh…the Fairmont…!

It is brand new…well it opend March 29…almost 8 weeks under its belt. This was my first stay in a Fairmont, so I can’t compare within the brand, but compared to other upscale hotels, it wins hands down. Getting there … Continue reading

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Confused about parking at Detroit metro…want to stress less…?

This is strictly what I do. I hate parking on the airport property. It is expensive and just a royal pain in the you-know-what. Instead I use satellite parking, or offsite parking…whatever you want to call it. You drive in, … Continue reading

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Andy Warhol Museum – Pittsburgh

Andy Warhol IS off the beaten track, not your “normal” artist, if there is such a thing. He is mostly known for his Pop art. His museum in Pittsburgh is a must see. From outside, just a basic, older building with … Continue reading

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Be careful when you order a croissant at a Boulangerie in France

I LOVE chocolate filled croissants…especially with the chocolate and pastry they make in France…to die for… Traveling through a small town in France with my husband, we stopped to get a snack at a Boulangerie (pastry or bake shop). For some reason I … Continue reading

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Opening Day at Cedar Point is almost here!

Speed down a spiral track 420 feet high at 120 miles per hour at the end of Top Thrill Dragster’s 17 SECOND screaming fast ride at Cedar Point Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio opens this Saturday, May 15th! If you … Continue reading

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Off the Beaten Path – Cedar Hedge Gardens – Michigan

Cedar Hedge Gardens – walk a woodchip path through hundreds of Hosta plants Do you like Hosta plants…hundreds, maybe thousands of them? Then you would love Cedar Hedge Gardens in Interlochen Michigan. I don’t remember how I discovered their garden. I think, … Continue reading

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Off the Beaten Path – The Bread Truck and Directions in France

Ever heard of Hiersac, France? Probably not. I stayed at a friend’s house in the countryside of this small town that is difficult to find on most maps, but located in a lovely area overlooking vineyards and an old church. The kind … Continue reading

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Hello world and welcome to my travel blog!

Welcome to my blog!!! Exclamation points are frowned on in many types of writing, but you may see lots here. I get excited about travel, photography, gardening…and lots of activities…so be prepared! Ok, you have been warned… I also use … Continue reading

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