The Blizzard of Oz

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Atlanta, Georgia’s epic snowstorm of January 2011 shut down the city for nearly a week, giving us all a snow holiday. With plenty of food and plenty of warm and all snuggled up at home, it was an enjoyable week. …

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Cayuga Lake UFO Road Trip

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Maybe it was a big cosmic joke. We’d waited so long to book the trip that our choice of cottages on all of the Finger Lakes combined was limited. Canandaigua and Conesus were booked solid. Ditto for Keuka and Honeoye. …

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Redneck Hillbilly Pontoon

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We were booking a vacation at the lake and this was intended to be a dog trip. Unlike most road trips where the dogs get penned up in somebody’s living room for a week, the dogs were going to go …

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Wytheville UFO Road Trip

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I had just published a book called Alien Nightmares which mentioned the wave of UFO sightings in Wytheville, Virginia in 1987-1988. About a week after the book went live we left for a road trip from Georgia to New York. …

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Saltwater Hermit Crabs Hiding in Sea Shells

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Out of ignorance, I may have committed murder. My husband and I were kayaking in Pamlico Sound in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The Outer Banks (OBX) is a chain of islands that forms a narrow strip of land …

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Dog Friendly Beaches in the Outer Banks – NOT!

It’s hard to find dog friendly beaches close to us, and we had to drive 12 hours one way for our beach dog vacation. We stayed in Rodanthe, which is in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, also known as …

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