Adventures with the Parents

Entrance and Lobby of the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, N.Y.
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New York Travel: National Comedy Center is Jamestown’s Crown Jewel

Lucille Ball had a vision for her hometown of Jamestown, N.Y., to make it a destination to celebrate comedy. Today, The National Comedy Center in Jamestown celebrates everything funny.

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48 Hours in Washington, D.C. with My Parents

How do you spend 48 hours in Washington, D.C., with the parents to see the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony? Wowza! Other than that opening sentence being a mouthful, you spend it efficiently and warmly. Everyone travels differently and here’s how I did it in November 2018.

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This is NOT the National Christmas Tree but One in the White House Visitor Center with Ornaments from Different States, Including Florida. Nov. 28, 2019.
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What It’s Like to Attend the National Christmas Tree Lighting in Washington, D.C.

Have you ever considered attending the National Christmas Tree Lighting in Washington, D.C.? Presented by the National Park Service and National Park Foundation and held in President’s Park, it’s a true honor. My parents and I attended in 2018 and here’s a bit of our experience in a journey to #FindYourPark.

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Manatees About to Surface by My Kayak in the Orange River, Manatee Park, Fort Myers, Fla., Feb. 22, 2015
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Where to See Manatees in Florida’s Gulf Coast

Cooler weather means the lovable sea cows are congregating in warmer waters. Planning a vacation to the Sunshine State’s Gulf Coast? From Homasassa Springs to Fort Myers, here are some of my favorite places on where to see manatees in Florida’s Gulf Coast, both in their native habitat and in captivity.

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Me with Lobster and Blue Berry Ice Creams at Ben & Bill's Chocolate Emporium in Bar Harbor, Maine.
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Loving Lobster in Bar Harbor, Maine

Lobster and Bar Habor, Maine, seem to go hand in claw, err, hand in hand and this summer I was floating on a pad of butter on Cloud 9 during a quick getaway with my family to Green Lake, not too far from Bar Harbor. While I was on the hunt for the best lobster roll around Bar Harbor, I had other unexpected Maine lobster experiences.

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See Recreated "I Love Lucy" Sets in Desilu Studios, Jamestown, N.Y., Aug. 6, 2016
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Visiting the “I Love Lucy” Statue and Museum in Jamestown, N.Y.

As we age, we become more like our parents and mine gave me an appreciation for “I Love Lucy,” the Beach Boys, county fairs and football. My mom is a Lucy fan and growing up, I remember watching reruns of the sitcom and falling in love with the funny redhead.

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#Selfie on the Maid of the Mist Boat Tour in Niagara Falls, N.Y., May 1, 2015
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Travel to New York: Maid of the Mist, Buffalo’s Silos and Shark Girl

There’s a saying of, “If we could see the world through the eyes of a child, we would see the magic in everything.” The same can be said about a former resident seeing their hometown through tourist sunglasses.

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Grandpa and Grandma Huber in 1968
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My Version of Grandma H.’s Clam and Corn Chowder Recipe

During my recent adventures back to Buffalo, I picked up some of my Grandma Huber’s recipes including this one for her popular clam and corn chowder. I made a batch of the milk-based chowder over the weekend and modified the recipe slightly to healthify it.

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Me Dancing in a Sunflower Field, Buffalo, N.Y., Aug. 2014
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Case of the Mondays or Post-Vacation Blues?

I did my duty as an American last week. I took a vacation to help stimulate the economy. It officially ended last night when I went to bed and today, I dragged myself to work feeling a little depressed. Do I have a case of the Mondays or am I suffering from post-vacation blues?

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