Five Things Friday: Celebrating Summer

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Forty-eight hours ago our weather shifted. The California desert went from 93 and sunny to overcast and windy. Thursday brought winds and cooler temps and, now don’t quote me, but I’m almost certain I heard that midnight carnival train in the distance.

Yup. Autumn is almost upon us.

But wait!, you say. It’s technically still summer! And so it is. At least for one more week.

Here are few ways to celebrate the end of the season:

  1. Host a BBQ potluck. Have your friends, family, and neighbors over. They bring the meat, you bring the
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Photoblogger William Kendall: Ottawa Welcomes the World

by William Kendall @WilliamKendall1

One of my early memories in childhood was going with my parents to an event held somewhere in the greater Toronto area. It was held in something like a convention center or other large space, where booths were set up to showcase different countries around the world, with a good many people spending time exploring the area. I don’t know why that memory sticks with me, but it’s left a curiosity about the world at large in me- even if I have yet to get out of North America.

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I Like Driving at Twilight

I love driving at Twilight. I’d forgotten that until I started working again. Driving home in the near-dark with Sinatra playing through the speakers is a nightly experience I consistently relish.

In the Winter rains, the fresh air and delicate winds bring a certain feel with them.

There’s something quite magical about the mix of neon and starlight, of headlights and stoplights reflecting off the hard pavement and sidewalks.

When I was otherwise unemployed, my driving was nearly confined to only the sandy desert roads less maintained by the City. Now I traverse Main Street each day. With Winter on … read the rest. . .

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WINNER of the Route 66 Gift Pack Giveaway

Thank you to everyone who entered the Route 66 Gift Pack Giveaway. I enjoyed reading all your vacation comments!

The winner is Veronica G., who stated “The best summer trip I ever had was our highschool trip to Myrtle Beach.”

I look forward to doing another giveaway soon, so stay tuned… and Happy Summer!

And Frankly, My Dear… that’s all she wrote!

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SUMMER VACATION TIME: Get Your Kicks and A Route 66 Gift Pack Giveaway!

It’s summer! Time to bring out the sunscreen and road maps and take a drive.

One of the most favorite drives in America is “The Mother Road”.

From Los Angeles to Chicago. And it runs right through the middle of my town.

Nearly 17 years ago, the Route 66 Museum opened in Old Town Victorville, CA. Run purely by volunteers, this great little place has a plethora of displays that send you back into an era of carefree travels, bobby-socks and malteds, and adventure.

I fell in love with this TearDrop Trailer. It’s the original RV!

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