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Spring on Tanglewood Farm

»Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Blog, Heartfelt Treasures, Personal Stories | 1 comment

Spring on Tanglewood Farm

Authors note: The following story was written as an assignment at a recent writers retreat weekend. The assignment was to create a short story following a specific 8 paragraph format. The story had to have a specific beginning and end with some type of emotion or tension. I was very happy with my final product and wanted to share it with you today. cn Spring is my favorite time of year on the farm. Flowers burst open announcing a fresh new season. They spread open their pedals to welcome the warmth of the spring sun. Song birds return home to build their nests and birth a new generation of performers. Frogs climb out of the mucky warmth of their muddy hibernation to sing a new song that fills the evening air with a calliope of music. I love Spring on the farm. On...

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A Serendipitous Moment: Chihuly in the Garden

»Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Blog, Personal Stories, Travel Treasures | 2 comments

A Serendipitous Moment: Chihuly in the Garden

This is the second in the series of “serendipitous moments” blogs. The first was about a very special walk to a frozen waterfall over twenty years ago. I hope you had a chance to read about that wonderful family memory story. Now I would love to share with you a special moment that happened just a few months ago when I was visiting my parents in Phoenix, Arizona. The purpose of my trip down south, in addition to just visiting, was to spend time with Mom revising and refining our itinerary for our upcoming multi-generational trip to Europe. Part of this process would be to sit down at the computer and begin to select and make reservations for our lodging along the way. With over two weeks of travel time and multiple locations stretched across Germany and Austria...

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Travel Tips for Phoenix, Arizona

»Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Blog, Travel Treasures | 0 comments

Travel Tips for Phoenix, Arizona

Travel tips for making the most of your visit to Phoenix, Arizona. • Book your flight to arrive as early in the day as possible so that you can spend the afternoon getting settled in and finalizing your itinerary. • Rent a car even if your family and friends say they can drive. That way if someone wants to have a golf day, you can still have a vehicle to get around to the spa, antique stores and museums. • Phoenix is a large city. Make sure the hotel you select is as close as possible to where you want to spend most of your time so that it limits the amount of time you spend driving back and forth. To find the best hotel options for your plans and budget, check out TripAdvisor. • Bring a gps or make sure you get one with your rental car, if you don’t have map...

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