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Get a Grip on Gators During the Hatching Festival at Gatorama Alligator Farm & Crocodile Adventures!
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Press Release: Gatorama’s Alligator Hatching Festival is Scheduled for Aug. 21 – 29, 2021

Baby alligators are chirping, grunting, and snapping out of their shells this time of year and Gatorama’s 18th Annual Alligator Hatching Festival is Aug. 21 – 29. Attendees can hold and hatch alligator eggs in their hands at 10665 U.S. Highway 27 in Palmdale, Fla.

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Rocking Out During KISS at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa, Fla., July 23, 2014
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Did I Score Big on Concert Tickets From ScoreBig.com?

Did I score big on concert tickets from ScoreBig.com? Summertime means outdoor concerts and earlier this month, for one night I felt like a giddy teenager again (except for the beer in my hand). On a steamy Florida night I was dancing like a fool and singing at the top of my lungs as Def Leppard and KISS rocked the stage of the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, thanks to ScoreBig.com.

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Find One-of-a-Kind Treasures at Black Dog Salvage, as Seen on the Reality TV Show "Salvage Dawgs" in Roanoke, Va.
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Finding Old School Treasures and Pop Culture at Black Dog Salvage in Roanoke, Virginia

Given the choice of thrifting at a flea market or visiting a shopping mall, I’ll always choose the former. I was in my element browsing the aisles and piles of Black Dog Salvage during my spring visit to Roanoke, Va., seeking a treasure with personality to add to my home.

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Glassblower Seth Hendrick with Sunspots Studios Helped Me Create a Beautiful Glass Ornament, Staunton, Va.
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Putting My Hot Air to Work With Glassblowing in Staunton, Va.

I huffed and puffed yet didn’t inhale while putting my hot air to work during a glassblowing session at Sunspots Studios in Staunton, Va. Receiving a consultation with a glassblower was like having a consultation with my hairstylist.

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Recycled Used Hotel Soap Being Distributed to School Kids in Guatemala with Clean the World and Children International, May 2014
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VIDEO: Sweet Reaction From Kids in Guatemala When They See Their Photos

There’s nothing more precious than a kid’s genuine smile. I met amazing people during last month’s trip to Guatemala with Clean the World to distribute recycled used hotel soap and educate people about the importance of hygiene. Although I (still) don’t speak Spanish, I was reminded of the power of a smile in communicating.

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Memorial Day 2014 at the Sarasota National Cemetery

As I drove to Orlando, I thought it was appropriate to mark Memorial Day with a stop at the Sarasota National Cemetery.

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Tulips in Bloom at the Boston Public Garden, May 2014
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May 2014: An Overdue Update to the Escapades of Solo Travel Girl

I’m not quite sure if I’ve ever written a post updating you on what’s been happening in my life but I feel to do so. Since the beginning of the year, it’s been a wild and wooly ride but with June in sight, I’m beginning to breathe.

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My Grandpa B. Served in WWII with the Coast Guard
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Research Family Heritage on Ancestry.com then Plan Your Vacation

I recently read an article about what’s on people’s travel bucket list and “researching family heritage” was one of the top activities. Rather than visiting a travel planning site during your first step in planning a family heritage trip, give Ancestry.com a try. You may be surprised by what you find.

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