Monthly Archives: August 2013

Will September 7 Be “A Hot Day at Gibraltar?”

If you haven’t been to Gibraltar Island, near Put-in-Bay, you’ll soon have a special opportunity to visit my second-favorite Lake Erie destination. Named for the resemblance of its dolomite ledges to the Rock of Gibraltar, Gibraltar Island was originally a … Continue reading

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Pack Your Picnic Basket for Dayton’s Wegerzyn Gardens and Cox Arboretum

Where could we go on Sunday to enjoy the weather and rack up some points on the FitBit, we wondered? Soon, we were packing a picnic for an excursion to two Dayton MetroParks. Buoyed by a homily that focused on … Continue reading

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Irish Marc and the Newest Members of His Funky Bunch Spent Six July Days in Dublin, Ireland

“You Are Invited to Ireland,” a US Airways Magazine article proclaimed while I was aloft to Boston last October. With a photograph of a gorgeous vista of the Cliffs of Moher and enticing details about The Gathering, a year-long celebration … Continue reading

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Gorgeous Georgian Piles, Portraits and Prose Filled Five July Days at Washington and Lee

A dreary January Saturday brightened considerably when my mailman delivered the brochure describing Washington and Lee University’s Alumni College and W&L Traveller programs for 2013. Organized and managed by W&L’s Office of Special Programs, these educational travel opportunities have been … Continue reading

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