Sometimes even the best laid plans go awry. We had planned to leave the cold of Iowa for a brief sojourn in Texas- first with stops in Dallas to visit family then down to Houston to relax at The Woodlands Resort. Unfortunately the weather we wanted so badly to escape will actually be holding us […]
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If you’re planning to get away for the holidays I have all my best travel tips in one place for you: Travel Tips from Family Rambling. Be safe, have wonderful adventures and I’ll see you in the New Year!
A couple of weeks ago I received the HP Photosmart Premium TouchSmart Web Printer. I had played with it a bit at a conference in September so I was excited to actually have it in my home and see what it could do. Let me tell you… It can do a lot! The touch screen […]
Today’s guest post comes from Zoë Dawes who shares her travel experiences around the UK at The Quirky Traveller. A few weeks ago I had one of the scariest experiences of my life –and all in the name of fun … The lovely people at Go Ape (www.goape.co.uk) asked if I would like to try […]
Wishing you a Blessed season filled with wonder and joy.
On our way home from Houston we’ll be making a stop in Kansas City to enjoy Chocolate the Exhibition at Union Station. Did you know that Americans eat, on average, 12 pounds of chocolate per person per year? Or that each chocolate pod is about the size of a pineapple and holds enough seeds to […]
We spent Sunday in one of our favorite Iowa areas: the Amana Colonies. I’ve written many times about the Amana Colonies but I just wanted to share some photos from our day. We visited the Tannenbaum Forest in the Festhalle Barn behind the Visitor’s Center. The girls were both happy to see Santa- he had […]
It snowed last night. Not much, just a couple of inches. Tonight and all day tomorrow… Now that’s when the snow is really going to fly. The meteorologists are predicting 8 to 12 inches followed by a day of strong winds and white out conditions. Ahhh, winter in the Midwest. With months of cold ahead […]
I have to admit, the commercials made me skeptical. I’m a failure when it comes to foreign language. I completely bombed jr. high Spanish; my girls know more espanõl from watching Dora than I do. I tried learning Gaelic from a book and CD but couldn’t get beyond what I already knew: craic (pronounced crack; […]
I’ve been working on plans for the past few weeks for a winter getaway for us. Because Doug’s family is in Texas it made sense to plan something in the south. We haven’t been down in almost 3 years and it will, hopefully, be warmer there than our home in Iowa in late December. Here’s […]