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Chicago in a Day… Things to Do in The Toddling Town

Things to do with a Day in Chicago In case you have been living under a rock, the Chicago Cubs are going to the World Series for the first time since 1945.  That is 71 years, folks.  My dad was only eight-years-old when the Cubbies were last there. As for winning the Series, we have to…
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Messin’ Around in Jackson, Tennessee

I'm goin' to Jackson, I'm gonna mess around. Yeah, I'm goin' to Jackson, look out Jackson town. “Jackson” (1967): Written by Billy Edd Wheeler and Jerry Leiber; Recorded by Johnny Cash and June Carter. Album: Johnny Cash's Greatest Hits Volume 1. Columbia Records. Jackson, Tennessee is one of those places that does not get the…
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Seeing America the Beautiful by Train

My dad and I took an eight-day trip across America. It crossed nine states and covered over 5,000 miles. And we did it, mostly, by train. Sure, there are much faster ways to get across America, but there was something beckoning us to take this train trip. We both wanted to see the spacious skies…
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Train, The Alternative Way of Travel

This summer, I traveled with my dad by train from Salt Lake City, Utah to Memphis, Tennessee.  We took Amtrak's California Zephyr from Salt Lake to Chicago and then boarded the City of New Orleans, which took us to Memphis.  While I will be writing about the trip itself later, this is about the train ride.…
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Driving to Disneyland? Take Some Stops Along the Way

This summer, my wife and I decided it would be a good thing to take a family road trip to Disneyland.  Apparently, we forgot that we have five kids - ages 5 through 16 - that can barely make it out of the neighborhood before they start arguing: "Mom, he's sitting in my space."  "Dad,…
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