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Day trips from northeast Ohio: thrift stores, junk shops, flea markets, and antique malls

Featured photo by Photo by Charisse Kenion on Unsplash. I love secondhand shops. There’s no telling what you will find and there is most often a bargain to be had. Finding such places, especially in rural northeast Ohio, can be a challenge. Unlike big corporate retailers, secondhand shops and thrift stores rarely advertise. They are… Continue reading Day trips from northeast Ohio: thrift stores, junk shops, flea markets, and antique malls

Gardens, Staycation Vacation, Travel

Day trips from northeast Ohio: botanical gardens, arboretums and garden centers

As spring days grow warmer and flowers burst into bloom, botanical gardens and arboretums inspire us with grand ideas for our own yards and garden beds. A half day walk through a garden followed by a visit to a great garden center is a dreamy day trip for anyone who aspires to be a great… Continue reading Day trips from northeast Ohio: botanical gardens, arboretums and garden centers

Travel, Travel Plans

Road Trip: Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway

Featured Photo by Brandon Frie on Unsplash As Covid threatens to screw up another summer of travel, a road trip focused on seeing the sights of Mother Nature can satisfy the desire to get away while avoiding planes and other modes of tight-space transportation. If you live within practical driving distance, Skyline Drive and the… Continue reading Road Trip: Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway

Travel, Travel Plans

A Travel Plan: Holiday Break in Central Ohio

For an explanation of travel plans read "important notes about my travel plans." I designed this plan to immerse myself in all things Christmas. Undecided about who I will be traveling with, I chose options that can be included or removed to meet the interests of my travel companions allowing me to use this plan… Continue reading A Travel Plan: Holiday Break in Central Ohio

Travel, Travel Plans

A Plan For Touring Pennsylvania Gardens

Read notes about my travel plans here. ~This is a 7 day travel agenda that visits some of Pennsylvania's best botanical gardens and arboretums. ~This plan is designed to begin on a Saturday in order to accommodate the open/closed days of some establishments. ~This plan is intended to be traveled between May and September. ~Any… Continue reading A Plan For Touring Pennsylvania Gardens

Arts, Crafts and Creations, Happy Holidays, Travel

Daytripping to Geneva, OH for Christmas and Crafts 2018

The 2018 craft fair dates are Saturday, November 10 and 17.  Each year as the wind turns bitter cold and the once green, and then golden, and now brown and falling leaves pile up beneath the big oaks and maples in my back yard, my sister and I kick off the Christmas shopping season with a day… Continue reading Daytripping to Geneva, OH for Christmas and Crafts 2018

Gardens, Travel

“Orchid Mania” at the Cleveland Botanical Garden

Winters in Northeast Ohio can be brutal. A visit to the glasshouse at the Cleveland Botanical Garden will warm your spirit and offer an escape to make you forget the snow and ice-covered landscape outside. The winter show, “Orchid Mania” is held annually. Whether or not you have ever had any desire to grow orchids,… Continue reading “Orchid Mania” at the Cleveland Botanical Garden