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Nolen Family Vacation 2017: Day 7

Friday, April 21st Sloss Sometimes on our vacation we find oddball things to do. Like the time we visited an alpaca farm in New Mexico. This time it was a tour of Sloss Furnace in Birmingham. But, first, I need … Continue reading

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Nolen Family Vacation 2017: Day 6

Thursday, April 20th Vicksburg After breakfast at the hotel we drove over to Vicksburg National Military Park. It was meant to be a quick stop, but I didn’t realize from the online maps, just how long and meandering is the … Continue reading

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Nolen Family Vacation 2017: Day 5

Wed. 19th NOLA Knowing that most things would be closed, we headed to the City Park to kill some time. I wasn’t expecting much, but we kept finding interesting things to view. We started off near a little stone bridge. … Continue reading

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Nolen Family Vacation 2017: Day 4

Tuesday, April 14th New Orleans So one think I didn’t reckon on is that the South doesn’t do anything early. Even the state parks don’t open until 9 or 10. We had no idea so we were up and at … Continue reading

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Nolen Family Vacation 2017: Day 3

Monday, April 17th LA We drove just a few hours South to Natchitoches (Nack-it-osh) to drive the Cane River Valley. We stopped in at the Visitor’s Center in town. It was such a charming area. A map in hand, we … Continue reading

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Nolen Family Vacation 2017: Day 2

Sunday, April 16th Arkansas It was a bit weird to celebrate Easter Sunday while on the road! About the only Easter-y thing I did was to fill eggs ahead of time and put them in the car in people’s seats. … Continue reading

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Nolen Family Vacation 2017: Day 1

Saturday, April 15th. Arkansas We weren’t sure if we’d be able to go on vacation right away or if we’d have to postpone a day or two due to illness. Ben had been super stressed about work and was having … Continue reading

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Gabe’s 10th Birthday

Gabe is 10! He was much more excited about turning “double digits” than Luke ever was. At first, he wanted another Harry Potter birthday. We both did a lot of research and I started to get into it and then, … Continue reading

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Missouri Botanical Gardens 2017 – Spring

We decided our yearly family membership would be to the Missouri Botanical Gardens. The boys are old enough to appreciate it and it allows us free entry into the gardens and their sister site in the country which has tons … Continue reading

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Blue Visitor

We’ve had this handsome visitor hanging out at our pond lately. I haven’t been able to get a very good picture because he’s very elusive.  

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