The thought of driving an electric car always seemed a little intimidating to me. Is there a learning curve? What happens when you are in the middle of the highway and the battery runs out? When it comes to the technology of electric cars I am a bit of an auto-techno peasant but I [ ... ]
Christians travel for reasons that are almost as varied as the denominations that exist. Here are a few reasons I love, and need, to travel, along with some ideas for where to go:
For fans of natural history museums, New York's American Museum of Natural History, DC’s ithsonian National Museum of History, and London’s tural Museum of History draw the masses when it comes to tourists and locals alike. But just past Boston’s Harvard Yard sits a hidden gem of a museum [ ... ]
The History Colorado Center is one of the newest museums in Downtown Denver. Since its opening last year, the History Colorado Center has been teaching visitors about Colorado in a fun and interactive way. The brightly colored displays draw visitors in and the hands-on activities will ke [ ... ]
How many of y’all knew that the origin of Dr Pepper was a small Texas town called Waco? There is a unique story to its creation. On the site of the original bottling factory sits the Dr Pepper Museum, so you can learn all about it.
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A great little hidden gem in Hendersonville, North Carolina awaits anyone in search of great, small batch beer, good music and a relaxed atmosphere near the heart of downtown. While this is certainly a kid and family-friendly establishment, it was just my girlfriend and I on our recent visit. We ha [ ... ]
“Spark” is a very appropriate name for Chevy’s first mini car built for North America. I had the opportunity to test drive the 2013 Chevy Spark on a recent Chevy-sponsored retreat in Orlando. Salsa red with an appealing, feisty look; I could see myself dashing around town in it jus [ ... ]
But once we crossed the causeway, all stress melted away. We lived in bathing suits and flip flops and no one cared if sand was tracked into the living room. The house was a group share, and you got a certain number of weekends, with another family, plus a week by yourself. We always had another family share our ‘private’ week since the kids could amuse each other and the adults could take turns making cocktails.
One highlight of the summer, a couple of weeks before the season started, was the brunch where all the families involved brought Daily Planners and Filofaxes (in those crazy days before Backberries and iPhones) and scheduled the summer. Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day were preferred dates, so you had to try to negotiate a couple of good weekends and a couple of not so desirable ones.
But back to the saying of parents biting them in the butt. My husband and I always bitterly complained about the traffic (there is no public transportation option) and I used to say, “I hate that the kids will grow up saying they spent their summers in New Jersey.” I don’t remember ever actually saying that to the kids.
So now my 17 year old looked at Princeton University, loved it, and said, “but I just can’t go to school in New Jersey.”