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Following a Barn Quilt Trail Through Nebraska

In Following the Barn Quilt Trail(Swallow Press, 2016), Suzi Parron, in cooperation with Donna Sue Groves, documented the massive public art project known as the barn quilt trail. The first of these projects began in 2001, when Groves and community members created a series of twenty painted ...

O Beautiful for Spacious Skies

I took a break from blogging because I was on a road trip to Kansas with my sister for a couple weeks. Everyone joked, "Is this going to be a re-do of Thelma and Louise?" I said, "No, unless it is the version in which Thelma and Louise live and they take another road trip 30 years later. In ...

Burma Shave Summer

Summer is the time of travel for most people who have the leisure time or means. When I was young, we didn't travel muchm but when we did it was always a road trip. We all piled in the old Ford and as we got a block away my mom always forgot something and we'd go back. No kidding! This didn't ...

Red Rock Road Trip

Dear friends, We just got back from a much needed, long-awaited road trip to the Southwest. It's great to live on a ranch or homestead, but it's also important to get a change of scenery! We usually go to Hawaii because we love it so much and because it's completely and 100-percent different ...

Summer Vacation At The Shows

Summer is just around the corner. With April half gone, I know what time of the year it is. Time to start planning summer vacation! Yeah!Getting the tractors ready for the antique tractor shows sometimes isn't easy. Especially if the tractors have been sitting for a while. If you read my last ...

Camping Trip Turns Stormy in Great Basin National Park

For a man, turning 50 is a wake-up call.It’s the one birthday where he finally realizes that maybe — just maybe — he isn’t going to accomplish all of the things in life that he had hoped. Personally, I’m still holding out for that NFL draft pick.So there I was, with August 8, 2009, ...

Road Trip Tips

With warm weather season in full swing, now is the time to start planning your fun family getaways. If you are concerned about affording it all, author and financial expert Farnoosh Torabi offers the following tips to help you have fun and save money on your next vacation.Bank on gas-saving ...

Travel: Spring Travel Savings

Everyone seems to be on a tighter budget these days. Many families are looking for effective ways to trim back or manage costs so they don’t miss out on a much-needed opportunity to get away and relax, recharge and refresh. And the good news for travelers is the cost of many trips is down ...

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