As I tried to imagine westward settlers viewing this area for the first time, all I could think was that to many it would seem that the flat, grassy prairie gave way to an otherworldly landscape of buttes and bluffs filled with animals they had never seen before.
I wasn’t at the Amelia Earhart Festival in Atchison, Kansas to learn more about the aviatrix’s early childhood, or even to explore the town, though I did both during my visit. I was there to meet two ladies from Derry (Londonderry), Ireland, the accidental landing point of the first successful female nonstop solo flight – […]
Welcome to Family Rambling! I want to thank you for visiting after seeing the travel segment on WHO TV 13. It was great fun to shoot the segment with Erik Wheater and share my family’s spring break travel tips! About Family Rambling We’re a central Iowa family, not so different from you. My husband works […]
Traveling as a family costs more than traveling as a single person or couple. Try the tricks my family uses to save money on travel. Thanks to WHO TV 13 in Des Moines for letting me share some of my travel tips and tricks! Of course, not all of my spring break recommendations, handy sites […]
I’ve spent my entire life enduring winter in hearty (read: damn cold) northern climes. A childhood spent in Iowa, where the winter temperatures are measured in ‘feels like’ degrees, to Minnesota where a warn winter day means the sun is out and there is no wind so 20°F means you shed your coat, to an ocean-side […]
Redirected to https://campingtipsforeveryone.com/beauty-products-to-bring-camping-2/ 7/3/2019 I don’t know about you, but for me camping is one time when I really don’t feel like I have to present myself in a certain way- whether that is as a professional, a wife, or a mom. I can be relaxed and minimal, focused on fun & family. That said, I’m […]
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Originally written 4/11/2011 – Updated 4/12/2018 The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago has earned its reputation as one of the country’s greatest museums- and rightfully so. But there are just a few things I wish I had known before we visited. Tips for Buying Your Tickets at the Field Museum We visited the […]
New Orleans is one of those cities that comes alive during the holidays. Though always a place to laissez les bons temps rouler, the air simply vibrates with celebration in New Orleans at Christmas time. My past Christmas visit was solo, courtesy of the New Orleans CVB, but reliving my trip through the photos really makes me […]