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Friday, May 13, 2016      10 comments

I am ready for another vacation. As I have shared with some of you, Himself has been having some health issues. He has been extremely tired and gets winded with short walks. He was told he will need a heart valve operation. (I don't kn... Read more
Mother Daughter Vacation Ends
Thursday, May 05, 2016      6 comments

One week ago, Daughter and I were packing up to return home. Neither of us slept well Thursday night. We got up early, had something to eat and drove away. We wanted to get through Detroit before rush hour. We had tried unsucessfully all wee... Read more
Laurel Falls (video blog)
Wednesday, May 04, 2016      4 comments

The camera fails to capture the beauty. A video helps. This is what we saw when we reached Laurel Falls.... Read more
Daughter Vacation Thursday, Laurel Falls
Wednesday, May 04, 2016      4 comments

From the 'Great Smoky Mountains National Park' information book: "This paved trail is the most popular waterfall trail in the park. It passes through a pine and oak forest." Round-Trip distance: 2.5 miles On our last day, we headed to L... Read more
Mother-Daughter Vacation Clingmans Dome - Wednesday
Tuesday, May 03, 2016      8 comments

Before we left on Wednesday, Daughter made yummy mushroom and cheese omelets. She and her husband have stayed in this type of accommodation before and... Read more
Mother Daughter Vacation Tuesday, Cades Cove
Monday, May 02, 2016      9 comments

(I will try again. At least this time, I have it written somewhere else. I need to get it down before I forget. ... Read more
Sunday, May 01, 2016      6 comments

I am feeling frustrated right now. I know this has happened to other Sparks and it has happened to me before. I spent an hour writing and adding pictures to my blog. I was finished and ready to post when the computer 'hiccupped' and everythin... Read more
Friday, April 29, 2016      8 comments

It is 2 a.m. and I wish I was sleeping. Later this morning, we will be checking out and heading home. I am not looking forward to the drive. On Sunday, when we were coming, we saw a long line of stopped/extremely slow traffic on I-75 Northbou... Read more
Mother-Daughter Vacation Monday
Thursday, April 28, 2016      4 comments

On Monday we got up and had breakfast at the motel. We both have similar body clocks which is good. We both like going to bed early and getting up early. We didn't realize how close to Gatlinburg we were when we stopped for the night. My re... Read more
Mother-Daughter Vacation Day One
Wednesday, April 27, 2016      6 comments

On Sunday Daughter and I left Ontario for the drive to Tennessee. The border crossing was very smooth and we were early enough that the traffic on the freeway was not heavy. We stopped at Bob Evans for breakfast. I think we were still in Ohio... Read more
Mother-Daughter Vacation
Friday, April 22, 2016      8 comments

After Himself and I returned from Myrtle Beach back in February, we started to plan our next trip. We decided on Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Our second son took his family there a few years ago and had such a good time, they went back a second time... Read more
The Boston Marathon's Last Place Finisher Is Its Biggest Winner
Wednesday, April 20, 2016      8 comments

I have been reading about the Boston Marathon. I watched it on TV on Monday and have been reading the blogs of ONEKIDSMOM and STRONGDAWG as they shared their experience as spectators. Today I came across this article. It caught my attention b... Read more
Get Moving
Tuesday, April 19, 2016      6 comments

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Time to Make It Happen
Monday, April 18, 2016      8 comments

At some point in the past, I wrote this little ditty. I came across it tonight when I was sorting through some old notebooks. There once was a lady named Judy Who longed to become a real cutie, She walked with her dog Of her food kep... Read more
Feeling Better
Monday, April 11, 2016      8 comments

Most of you are unaware that I was having a problem with my Facebook since Saturday night. That problem was the reason I called yesterday's blog, "What a Day". Saturday night I made the mistake of clicking on a video I thought had come from a ... Read more

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