Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan

Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan

I know I always say I have never found a museum I didn't like, but there wasn't a lot that caught my fancy in the Muskegon Museum of Art.  Maybe I'm getting jaded in my old age? The main exhibition in this small museum was a retrospective of the work of Edward Curtis,...

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Saugatuck, Michigan

Saugatuck, Michigan

It is always a nostalgic trip when I return to Saugatuck.  In the 1980's we had a number of wonderful family weekends here, and there are so many memories:  walking along the marina with my dad, and taking a boat tour - my dad loved boats and the water; spending what...

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National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky

National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky

My last stop on my way north to visit family was in Paducah, Kentucky.  Its a small town nestled in a curve of the Mississippi River, but it does have one claim to fame:  an absolutely brilliant quilt museum.  Housed in a new purpose-built building, it holds a...

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Hills and Dales, the Callaway Estate, LaGrange, GA

Hills and Dales, the Callaway Estate, LaGrange, GA

I'd been wanting to visit the Callaway Estate for a long time, so I made sure they were open when I set out for my latest trip.  I finally managed a visit on Tuesday.  Hills and Dales is the Fuller Callaway Family Home and Estate.  The house was built...

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Ft. Screven, Tybee Island, Savannah, Georgia

Ft. Screven, Tybee Island, Savannah, Georgia

As I left Tybee Island last week, I decided to pay a visit to the north end of the island (the pier and our time-share are on the south end) where the lighthouse and Ft. Screven are located.  Back in 1733, after the British took control of Tybee from the Spanish and...

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A Week On Tybee Island, Savannah, Georgia

A Week On Tybee Island, Savannah, Georgia

This was a long-held dream for my son Corey - that we would spend a week on Tybee Island at the Tybrisa - the only time-share on Tybee Island.  A very generous friend offered us his second time-share, and we very happily spent Tuesday - Saturday there.  We also...

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Jarrell Plantation, Juliette, Georgia

Jarrell Plantation, Juliette, Georgia

Last week during a visit to Macon, GA I visited Jarrell Plantation.  It is  very typical of the plantations in the southeastern United States, and nothing like our image of  a plantation formed by watching "Gone With The Wind".  In this part of the world plantation...

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Morse Museum of American Art

Morse Museum of American Art

As I left Orlando last Saturday I made my way to Winter Park, and the Morse Museum.  This is my third visit to the largest collection of Tiffany art there is.  I have always loved the decorative art of Louis Comfort Tiffany, and so it was a real thrill when I...

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Indianapolis Museum of Art. Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis Museum of Art. Indianapolis, Indiana

As I think this will be my last long car trip, I decided to start my journey home by driving through Indianapolis on Meridian Street one last time, which is lined with beautiful mansions.  I have made this journey many times, but never cease to marvel at these amazing...

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Allen County History Museum, Lima, Ohio

Allen County History Museum, Lima, Ohio

I made it as far as Lima, Ohio last week on my journey back to Savannah, when Hurricane Irma changed my plans.  But it wasn't a wasted trip - I had never visited Lima before, and found such a nice town, and another wonderful museum.  They had a little bit of...

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McDonnell House, Lima, Ohio

McDonnell House, Lima, Ohio

Such a nice historic home, dating from the 1890's, with all its woodwork and parquet flooring still intact.  There were once 7 such beautiful homes, dating back into the early 1800's on this street in downtown Lima, but now only 2 remain.  All the rest were torn down...

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The Old Fort, Fort Wayne, Indiana

The Old Fort, Fort Wayne, Indiana

This is another instance of never getting around to visiting sights in a city you know well.  I have been to Ft. Wayne, Indiana many times, as my aunt and uncle live there, but had never visited the historic site of The Old Fort.  It is a recreation of the 1816 fort...

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Fort Wayne Art Museum, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Fort Wayne Art Museum, Fort Wayne, Indiana

The Art Museum in Fort Wayne is right downtown, and part of a Museum Complex.  It is a beautiful new building, with lots of natural light.  I especially wanted to see their newly-acquired Chihully chandelier.   I was lucky that they were also having an...

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South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, Indiana

South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, Indiana

  I finally  made it to the South Bend Museum of Art!  The nearest, most familiar places somehow seem to be the hardest to get to.  It is housed in Century Center, right in downtown South Bend.  Century Center was built in 1977, and my university graduation was...

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Lakeville High School, Lakeville, Indiana

Lakeville High School, Lakeville, Indiana

I had a nostalgia tour last week when I re-visited my old high school.  I was the last class to graduate from Lakeville High School in 1965, with a graduation class of a whole 65 people!!  I had known it had been through a number of different uses in the years since,...

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Krider World’s Fair Garden, Middlebury, Indiana

Krider World’s Fair Garden, Middlebury, Indiana

My oldest son Scott told me he had discovered a new garden, just off the Pumpkinvine Trail, where he often rides his bicycle.  So last Saturday we made a trip to Middlebury to explore.  I remember Krider Nursery from when I  lived in Indiana as a young adult, and the...

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