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A visit to Damascus, Virginia

A visit to Damascus, Virginia

Last weekend we made a trip to Damascus, VA with the goal of Julianne and our daughter Marissa riding their bikes on the Virginia Creeper Trail, one of many wonderful Rails to Trails bike trails that can be found in…

Northern Ohio: Kirtland, Novelty, Chagrin Falls & Cuyahoga Valley NP

Northern Ohio: Kirtland, Novelty, Chagrin Falls & Cuyahoga Valley NP

During a trip in May 2016 I visited my birthplace in the Little Italy neighborhood (See Little Italy Post) of Cleveland and then spent a day with family driving around Cleveland and catching a few sites (see post about Cleveland). …

A Super Day in Cleveland

A Super Day in Cleveland

I recently made a trip up to Cleveland to visit family in Little Italy (see the post about the Little Italy neighborhood HERE).  While there, I got to spend a day with my sister and her husband visiting sites in…

Cleveland’s Little Italy – A Trek Back To My Birthplace

Cleveland’s Little Italy – A Trek Back To My Birthplace

My thanks to the following for their assistance in this post: Anthony Gambatese, Nicole Laurienzo, Ray Kristosik, Nancy Phillips, Nancy Starvaggi Schaffer, Dominic Gogol and my great Laurienzo family. Nearly 60 years ago I was born in the neighborhood known…

Staycation Mini-Roadtrip: Kentucky Highway 89

Staycation Mini-Roadtrip: Kentucky Highway 89

Oftimes when we think of a road trip, we typically think of some far off location with fun sites and unique places to visit.  Indeed, we may often overlook what is right in our backyard.  Thus the word “Staycation” was…

A to Z Challenge: The W Towns #atozchallenge

A to Z Challenge: The W Towns #atozchallenge

During the month of April I am participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. The challenge has each blogger select a theme and then do a post thematically from A to Z during each day of April ,…

A to Z Challenge: The U Towns #atozchallenge

A to Z Challenge: The U Towns #atozchallenge

During the month of April I am participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. The challenge has each blogger select a theme and then do a post thematically from A to Z during each day of April ,…

A to Z Challenge: The Q Towns #atozchallenge

A to Z Challenge: The Q Towns #atozchallenge

During the month of April I am participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. The challenge has each blogger select a theme and then do a post thematically from A to Z during each day of April ,…

A to Z Challenge: The H Towns #atozchallenge

A to Z Challenge: The H Towns #atozchallenge

During the month of April I am participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. The challenge has each blogger select a theme and then do a post thematically from A to Z during each day of April ,…

Finally Made It! All 50 US States – Sept. 2015

Finally Made It! All 50 US States – Sept. 2015

WARNING-This is a long post. It took me nearly 59 years to get to all 50 states! On September 8, 2015, I set foot on the side of the road just north of Brattleboro, VT after we crossed over the…