Category Archives: Places to Visit

Forsyth Park

FORSYTH PARK Returning is not a choice, But a necessity. Coolness in the midst Of excessive heat and humidity. Trees, hung with Spanish Moss, Tall and strong, Brown, grey, and green. Broad avenues of sidewalk, Leisurely strolling passersby. Community building … Continue reading

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Sand Hills in Middle America! Who Knew?

Corn stalks forever. Hundreds of miles of cornstalks–from horizon to horizon. On our trip from Oregon to Georgia last summer we drove halfway through Nebraska on Interstate-80, then turned south toward Kansas just before we reached Grand Island. If the southwest … Continue reading

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Reading to Write

I’ve written before about being in love with words (Words, Words, Words, posted May 10, 2012). I read compulsively — cereal boxes at the breakfast table, dictionaries, encyclopedias, the backs of bottles. I read for information (whether I need it … Continue reading

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Highland Games, Part 4: Children’s Areas and Animals

Animals that originated in Scotland can be found at some events. There may be wagons pulled by Clydesdale horses that carry people around the grounds. Local farmers may have Highland cattle and Scottish breed sheep (Black Face, Shetland) on exhibits. … Continue reading

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Highland Games, Part 3: Vendors and Food

Note: Sorry this didn’t appear on Monday. I’ve had a series of computer problems that began Saturday morning. If you’ve never tasted Scottish food a Highland Festival is a good place to try some of the traditional dishes, especially at … Continue reading

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Highland Games, Part 2: The Competitions

The sights, sounds and smells of a Scottish Highland event in America are exhilarating. Excitement abounds whether it is billed as Highland Games or a Highland Festival, or Celtic Festival or a Clan Gathering. Signs of heraldry, brightly-colored tartans and … Continue reading

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