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Lansing , Michigan – Part 2 – R.E. Oldsmobile Museum

After we were finished walking around the Capitol Building’s grounds, we went to the R.E. Oldsmobile Museum. The Oldsmobile automobile was started in Lansing which I thought was neat.

Did you know the band R.E.O. Speedwagon was named after the Oldsmobile company? I can’t remember the exact story of why they chose the name. However, that tidbit of information was interesting to me.

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Mom’s Visit to Golden Lamb | Lebanon, Ohio | Part 2

The Golden Lamb is known as the oldest continuous running inn in Ohio.  Operations began in 1803 and still continue today.  In fact, there was only 4 vacant rooms left on the day we visited the Golden Lamb.

Here is the link to part 1 of our visit.

 

Here are photos of the fire board my Great Uncle painted in 1971.

Until next time, have a magical day,
Traci

 

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Mom’s Visit to Golden Lamb | Lebanon, Ohio | Part 1

The Golden Lamb is known as the oldest continuous running inn in Ohio.  Operations began in 1803 and still continue today.  In fact, there was only 4 vacant rooms left on the day we visited the Golden Lamb.

The Golden Lamb is also known for their ghosts.  One of the famous ghosts is Sarah.  Sarah’s family moved to the Golden Lamb when she was 5 years old.  She grew up at the Golden Lamb.  However, there is stories of a young girl haunting the inn.  Some say it’s Sarah.  (I did not take photos of Sarah’s room.)

Our reason for stopping at the Golden Lamb was because my mom’s uncle had been commissioned to paint a fire board in 1971.  I had been to the Golden Lamb previously so I had seen it in person.  Mom had not seen it.

I guess they have not had the fire board out so we lucked out it since it was on display when we visited.

Enjoy the photos I took of the Golden Lamb.

 

 

Since I have a lot of photos of the Golden Lamb, I’m going to share more of the photos in another blog post.  I’ll have photos of the fire board in the next blog post.

Until next time, have a magical day,
Traci

 

Charleston, Family, photograph, travel

Saying Good-bye to Folly Beach and Hominy Grill – Day 10 Part 2

After we said goodbye to the beach house, we returned the keys to the house.  While we were in downtown Folly, we hunted for a new Folly Beach shirt for me.  Even though I already had a Folly Beach shirt that had been bought in 1999 during my first trip to the beach, I desired an updated one.  We finally found one that had a sea turtle on it.

I made one more stop in downtown Folly at the coffee shop before our long 20-minute drive to downtown Charleston.

Earlier in the week, we decided that our last stop in Charleston was going to be at Hominy Grill, one of our favorite restaurants in Charleston.

The Wee One decided he wanted to try the yogurt and granola which totally surprised me.  He ate most of the yogurt and granola.

All the Imaginative One wanted was French fries.  He is so picky about what he eats.

Hubby had eggs with chicken while I had a veggie omelet with potatoes.

After we were finished with our brunch, it was time to hit the road for the first leg of our trip home.  On the next blog post, I’ll share our adventure on the way home.

Have a magical day!
Traci

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Saying Good-bye to the Beach and Beach House Tour – Day 10 Part 1

Today I’m sharing multiple videos.  

One of the videos is us saying goodbye to the beach and 2 are tours of the house.  One is multiple videos that I combined together to create one video while the other is a video of the photographs I took of the house.  We were in the middle of getting ready to leave so there is going to be piles of linens laying around and the beds are going to be unmade.  When we got to the beach, they were finishing cleaning up so I did not get a video of the beach house while it was neat.  

Join me next week for the video of us saying goodbye to Folly Beach and then our final breakfast in Charleston.  We ate at Hominy Grill once again.

Have a magical day!
Traci

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Last Night on the Beach – Day 9 Part 7

Words cannot express the last night on the beach.  We walked around on the sand.  Looked for shark’s teeth and shells.  Stood in the surf for one last time.  Reminisced about the trip.  

All week I kept mentioning about the number of pelicans I saw that week.  As you will notice in the video, I took a lot of photos of those pelicans.

Enjoy our video of our last night on the beach.

Join me next week for the video of us saying goodbye to the beach and the tour of the house.

Have a magical day!
Traci

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Lincoln Park Blvd. Park

Today after an appointment, I found myself at a new to me park.  I had never been to this park before and it was at that moment that I wished I had my DSL-R.  I found a few good photo ops at the park.

These photos that I took while at the park were taken with my phone.

Across the street from the park was an assistant living home for senior citizens.  One of the gentleman in the park had the cutest dog.  I overheard him say that the dog knew the whole park.  The dog even came up to me to ask for a quick pet.  Once I scratched his head, he ran back to his owner.

Here are some photos from my quick 15-minute stop in this park.

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Have a magical day.
Traci

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Sullivan’s Island – Day 9 Part 6

After we were done visiting Fort Moultrie, we briefly explored Sullivan’s Island. I wish we would have spent more time exploring the island. I’ll have to put it on my to do list for the next time we visit Folly Beach.

While we were there, we went to the Co-Op to get lunch. I got the strawberry pecan salad which the Wee One also loved.

We also walked down the street to a pizzeria, homemade ice cream shop, and coffee shop. I got some delicious iced coffee while the Imaginative One got some mint ice cream. Yum for both of us.

The coolest part of the island was the street signs. They were these white thick poles with the name of the streets engraved on the poles. (There is an example of these poles on the video.)

Enjoy the video of our brief time on Sullivan’s Island.


Join me next week for our last night on the beach!

Have a magical day!
Traci

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A Magical Birthday – Throwback Thursday

Around my 39th birthday, I realized my 40th birthday was going to be on a Friday. It was at that moment that I began to make a plan to travel to a new destination. I did not want a party.

Hubby and I began to make plans of where we could possibly travel. Disneyland, San Diego, and Seattle were all thrown out as destinations.

Finally, in January of 2015, Hubby made the final decision for where we would travel on my birthday. We were going on a Disney Cruise with stops in Nassau and Castaway Cay.

On the morning of my birthday, we got to the airport at the same time as the TSA agents. I was also the first person to get coffee from the airport Starbucks.

Once we landed in Orlando, it was time to get on the Magical Express so that we could get to Port Canaveral. At Port Canaveral, we checked in and then waited and waited and waited. We were in group 15, I believe, so it was a long wait. Hubby and I decided to help the Cast Member who oversaw crowd control, so she let us go in before our group was called which was magical.

My birthday consisted of eating a delicious lunch, riding down the Aqua Duck while yelling “I’m 40!,” exploring the ship, and getting pixie dusted.

Here are some photos of my fortieth birthday:


With the Donald Duck statue


Sophie – The Crew Member who Pixie Dusted me on my 40th birthday


Sunset on my birthday


The cool circular bathroom


More birthday sunset


Dressed up for my birthday dinner


The menu from the restaurant where we ate on my 40th birthday


My dinner – Scallops (I really did not like the scallops.)


My birthday cake


The crab that our blanket was folded into

I took many more photos. I had to be picky about which ones I was going to share today.

Have a magical day,
Traci

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Clifton Mill’s Twinkling Lights

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.

Wait, I’m not talking about stars in the sky.

Today I’m going to be talking about Christmas tree lights that twinkle merrily.

About 20 minutes from my house is a working water mill called Clifton Mill.  Each Christmas season, they decorate the mill.  People come from all over to see the lights. Continue reading “Clifton Mill’s Twinkling Lights”