Rustic Games

23 Mar 19
Twin Cities
“You’ll know yours by the shine,” said Shady Dell Vintage Trailer Court manager Brad Hardy. He was escorting me to my home for the night, a 1955 Airstream. Even though it was built during the Eisenhower era, its polished aluminum exterior gleamed like it had rolled off the factory floor yesterday. The Airstream was the only model of its kind in a fleet of 10 travel trailers, all dating from 1947 to 1959 and nested under trees and beside tiki statues at the Bisbee, Ariz., resort. Yet even the less iconic trailers were so meticulously renovated, I half expected Frank Sinatra to pull up in a Cadillac and ask me to join him for an egg cream in the Shady Dell’s 1950s-style diner. My overnight stay was the second of two visits to vintage travel trailer resorts, a road-trip sampling of destinations that feature restored Airstreams and other trailers. They cater to people who are captivated by quirky chic or midcentury design, want to reminisce about bygone Americana or crave a nomadic lifestyle but don’t have the budget or space for their own RV. In a recent informal tally, I counted nearly 20 retro resorts in nine states from California to Tennessee, with more on the way. Some are rustic, with basic amenities, offbeat themes and kitschy art. Other higher-end retreats provide flat-panel TVs and luxury mattresses, linens and toiletries. Many offer communal spaces: wine bars, pools, bathhouses, fire pits and lawn games. At the Sou’wester Historic Lodge and Vintage Travel Trailer Resort in Seaview, Wash., a dining table is situated on the other side of the kitchen, as seen from an Airstream’s sleeping area and bathroom. (Photo for The Washington Post by Erin E. Williams) The first resort I visited is in coastal Seaview, Wash. The Sou’wester Historic Lodge and Vintage Travel Trailer Resort boasts 25 trailers, from a compact Shasta that sleeps one to the African Queen, a tri-level colossus that sleeps eight. The resort also offers cabins, lodge suites, campsites and bring-your-own RV hookups across its 3-acre grounds. During our trip to the Sou’wester last spring, my husband, Andrew, and I stayed in a 1950s Airstream that reminded me of a metal cocoon. Our friends Margo and Tom joined us with their RV and six rescued Chihuahuas. Our trailer packed two twin beds, a kitchen, dining table and chairs, half-bathroom and personality into its 30-foot length. A vibrant orange ceiling, walls and floor enveloped the living area, and flower-flecked curtains framed its windows. An original stove promised convenient meal preparation, and wooden cabinets provided more storage than we needed. It felt spacious and supremely livable. The Sou’wester makes it spectacularly difficult to decide what to do. A tiny blue trailer named the Q-Tea holds an organic teahouse. Wellness activities include meditation, yoga and lectures. Massage and quarterly art exhibitions are available in two trailers. Guests can take art classes including writing workshops, waltz and embroidery. The Sou’wester has even hosted more than 500 artists-in-residence through a nonprofit organization that administers its arts, music and wellness programs. “We’re more than a hotel,” said Thandi Rosenbaum, who has owned the resort for seven years. “Our heart and soul is the quirkiness of the trailers and the other lodging, but our arts and wellness programs infuse life into what we’re doing.” We surveyed the shelves inside the Sou’wester’s honor-system thrift store, which was housed in a creamy white 1960s Kenskill trailer with panoramic windows, before hitting the clothing-optional Finnish sauna. We opted for swimsuits — a wise choice, as similarly clad guests sat shoulder to shoulder inside the steamy cedar building. On the lodge’s wraparound porch, we browsed another store that offers local art, handmade goods and groceries. We stocked up on treats and hosted a little dinner party for Margo, Tom and the dogs. Afterward, we headed back to the lodge, where the Sou’wester hosts live music most Saturday nights. The four of us squeezed into the room where Lenore, a band based in Portland, Ore., was playing. We stayed for a few songs before snuggling into our respective pods, dry and warm during a nighttime squall. Like other vintage trailer resorts, the Sou’wester is a prime base for outdoor exploration. With dogs in tow, we walked a couple blocks until we popped over Pacific coastal dunes onto a 28-mile stretch of sand that flanks Southwest Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula. The dogs ran until they were so tired, we had to carry armfuls of zonked Chihuahuas back to our trailers and regretfully pack up. My reluctance to pry myself out of the Airstream isn’t uncommon. The Sou’wester is meeting growing demand by rolling out two new additions, a 1969 Silver Streak Continental and a 43-foot-long Bluebird bus with a cedar-clad sunken tub. About 15 additional trailers await makeovers and deployment. “At this point, we don’t have to look for trailers. They find us,” Rosenbaum said. “The restoration requires a master of all trades: mechanical, plumbing, electrical, woodwork, metalwork and design.” SHADY DELL A restored vintage travel trailer sits at the Shady Dell Vintage Trailer Court in Bisbee, Ariz. (Photo for The Washington Post by Erin E. Williams) After one night in the Airstream, I was infected with enthusiasm for renovated trailers. In late December, I took a solo trip to Arizona’s Shady Dell, the country’s oldest travel trailer resort, which has been accommodating road-trippers since 1927. Here, Hardy led me to my second Airstream, a 22-foot-long model. He pointed out its kitchen and new vintage-style refrigerator, then opened the door to a tiny nook that contained a toilet and sink. “Your bathroom is so small, it’s almost comical,” he said. “But you’ll appreciate it in the middle of the night.” The Western-themed trailer was filled with character. A cactus cookie jar graced the four-burner gas stove. Mexican blankets covered the two twin beds. Cowboy tchotchkes adorned the shelves. A red velvet couch and record player underscored the vintage flair. Crunching along a gravel path past the other trailers, I admired a bus parked next to its own tiki bar and a permanently moored yacht, both built in 1947. I stepped onto the diner’s classic black-and-white tiles, and sat down on one of the 10 sparkly pink stools alongside a chrome-trimmed counter. Although the diner is only available for guests’ food preparation, the Shady Dell plans to reopen it as a pop-up restaurant that showcases local and regional chefs. Five minutes down historic Highway 80, I walked through Bisbee’s downtown, nestled in a valley in southeast Arizona’s Mule Mountains. Bisbee was once famous for mineral and copper mining; the Shady Dell sits across the highway from one of the old mines. I peered into window after window of art galleries, restaurants and specialty shops, including a vegan general store. By the time I returned to my trailer, the temperature had dropped to below freezing. I turned on a portable heater that warmed the space before I finished cooking dinner, then tucked myself into bed with a pile of blankets. Midway through the night, I awakened with Hardy’s promised appreciation for the small bathroom. A restored 1947 Airporter bus with a Polynesian palace theme sits next to its own outrigger bar at the Shady Dell Vintage Trailer Court. (Photo for The Washington Post by Erin E. Williams) The next morning, I visited the Shady Dell’s two newest acquisitions: a mammoth, 45-foot-long 1955 Kropf and a curvy, red 1950 Alma. Both awaited the painstaking work necessary to transform these neglected hulks into alluring abodes. When I spoke with the Shady Dell’s owner, Justin Luria, a few weeks later the rejuvenated trailers were available for overnight stays. “The Kropf was a time capsule,” Luria said. “Everything was the original design. It sat in its first owner’s back yard for 70 years.” Both of these resorts, and others like them, rescue trailers that might otherwise decay or be discarded. “We restore castoff trailers and keep them going instead of letting them go into the dump,” Luria said. “And we preserve a piece of American highway history that might otherwise be lost.” I’m ready to do my part to help maintain it, one retro slumber party at a time. IF YOU GO Where to stay: The Shady Dell Vintage Trailer Court offers 12 restored travel trailers, which includes two recent acquisitions, as well as a bus and yacht. From $85 per night. 1 Douglas Road, Bisbee, Ariz. 520-432-3567 or theshadydell.com Sou’wester Historic Lodge and Vintage Travel Trailer Resort offers 25 trailers, plus lodge suites, cabins, RV spaces and campsites. Also provides wellness and art programs that are open to the public. Trailers from $83 per night, campsites from $40 per night. 3728 J Place, Seaview, Wash. 360-642-2542 or souwesterlodge.com What to do: Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum is the Smithsonian’s first rural affiliate. Children $3; adults $8. Open 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily. 5 Copper Queen Plaza, Bisbee, Ariz. 520-432-7071 or bisbeemuseum.org Cape Disappointment State Park is located at the junction of the Columbia River and Pacific Ocean. This state park features hiking trails, beaches, a lighthouse and an interpretive center. From $11.50 per vehicle. Open 6:30 a.m. until dusk. 244 Robert Gray Drive, Ilwaco, Wash. 360-642-3078 or parks.state.wa.us Information: gorving.com/discover-rving/rv-history; reserveamerica.com/outdoors/a-short-history-of-camping [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”]
23 Mar 19
The McFadden's French Adventure

  After our long cold gray, dreary winter last year, we decided that for our February break, we would look for somewhere warm and sunny. In February, almost all of Europe is still typically cold and winter-y, so we had to go way down into the Mediterranean in search of warmer temps and sun. That’s […]

23 Mar 19
Coffee Snob Blog

In a nutshell:
—a social enterprise that sets out to make a difference
—promotes healthy lifestyle and community activities
—wholesome, nourishing food

23 Mar 19
Sergiu's blog

An American Executive travels to China to solve the mystery of funds drainage from the company he works for. Once in Shanghai, he finds himself tangled into a world of mysticism, into a world of traditions going back hundreds of years, into a world of philosophical meanings meant to close cosmological paths and previously set […]

23 Mar 19
thebookcollector32

Some stories get inscribed in your memory, the characters come alive you can feel their excitement, desire, joy, sadness, disappointments and defeat. As a reader, I felt their words reverberating in my mind again and again in times of distress and gaining a new found hope,deriving inspiration from their struggle.The magic of tales are just […]

23 Mar 19
The Scottish Sun
SMASHED-UP biscuits, half-chewed raisins and muddy boot marks – the grim hallmarks of a car’s back seats when you have kids. But set off in a lovely holiday hire car and these things are blissfully missing, at least until you pass back the biscuits and raisins. Relax on Branscombe beach with the family during your Devon break So it was as my wife and I, with our two daughters strapped in the back, headed from south-west London in our super-clean, super-eco Volkswagen e-Golf to find out if it is easy, convenient and stress-free to take a family break to East Devon in an electric vehicle. The first hurdle arrived a couple of hours into the trip. I had plotted a route on the integrated sat nav to a rapid-charge point along the way — but forgot to follow the directions. Cue a re-routed journey to the charge point. We made it with just seven miles’ worth of battery left. But in went the nozzle and off we went for some food for the 45 minutes or so it took to fully recharge. Hire a Volkswagen e-Golf for a stress-free journey Back on the road, we arrived at our home for the weekend. Higher Wiscombe is a collection of three beautiful five-star holiday cottages set in 52 acres of rolling fields. We stayed in Flint Cottage — all exposed wooden beams, bare stone walls and beautifully toasty thanks to underfloor heating. When the weather took a turn for the worse, we fired up the log-burning stove and hunkered down in front of the TV. With three en-suite double bedrooms, Flint Cottage had more than enough space for our little party. But with the three-bedroom Thatched Cottage, which has stunning views over a green valley, and the ten-bed Winery also on site, there is enough space to fit up to 32 guests. There’s also lots to enjoy in the lovely grounds of Higher Wiscombe. Our girls Madeleine, five, and three-year- old Freya loved yomping in the fields, but there’s also a heated pool and a games room. Freya and Madeleine loved yomping in the fields in Devon Guests are encouraged to recycle rubbish and there are two e-vehicle charge points. A luxury volthole. They were not as fast as the rapid chargers on the road but the battery was full in a few hours — and that was great as there is lots to see, do and eat around Higher Wiscombe. There are the beautiful beaches at Branscombe, Beer and Sidmouth, all within a few miles of each other, then there’s ,another real treat in Sidmouth — The Donkey Sanctuary. Little ’uns can pet and stroke all manner of donkeys, from teeny-tiny ones to bigger, hairier mules. There is also a playground, an interactive exhibition barn and a hedge maze. Stay toasty at the Higher Wiscombe cottage The Donkey Sanctuary ticks the e-vehicle box, too, with a couple of charging points in the car park. In terms of places to eat around Higher Wiscombe, we were spoilt. A rustic spot in nearby Ottery St Mary is The Rusty Pig. Relax as delicious, locally sourced food is brought to you without having to order from the menu. Another option is the tapas-style fare at The Holt pub in Honiton. Early on a Friday evening, we sat in the busy downstairs bar with our girls and piled in to chorizo, crunchy potatoes, crispy squid and southern-fried chicken drumsticks. All delicious. But for something extra-special, you MUST try The Pig at Combe. The stately Pig at Combe restaurant sits within 3,500 acres if stunning scenery The Donkey Sanctuary is a fun day out for all the family The incredible restaurant and hotel are housed in a sprawling Elizabethan property which sits within 3,500 acres of stunning scenery. Its dining room has wood-panelled walls, huge windows, quirky taxidermy and extravagant chandeliers. The food is magnificent, too. Anything not grown in the hotel garden is sourced within 25 miles. My wife’s Buckhouse Farm lamb and my 28- day aged sirloin steak were groan-inducingly tasty. There are even vehicle charge points in the car park, too. So East Devon is e-vehicle friendly — and our return to London was easy, with one stop to top up the charge. [article-rail-section title=”most read in travel” posts_category=”1″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] The relative lack of rapid-charge points across the UK can create a feeling of jeopardy. But with mobile apps, charging isn’t tricky. I was also able to top up at home, with an old-fashioned plug-in socket, before the car was ­collected after our trip. As I handed the keys back to the courier, I winced as he surveyed my attempts to clean up the biscuits, raisins and muddy boot marks. But batteries had been recharged — in every sense. [bc_video video_id=”5848904232001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Historic Drake’s Island off Devon coast goes on sale for £6m – and could be transformed into Caribbean-style hotel”] [boxout headline=”Go: Devon (by electric car)”]STAYING THERE: Premier Cottages has more than 1,000 4H and 5H properties, with on-site facilities including EV charge points, swimming pools, gyms, spas, indoor games rooms and kids’ play areas. Seven nights’ self-catering at Higher Wiscombe’s Thatched, for six, starts from £595 in total. A three-night break is from £450. See premiercottages. co.uk or call 01404 871 360. GETTING THERE: Our e-Golf was supplied by Volkswagen UK. See volkswagen.co.uk/new/golf/explore/e-golf [/boxout]
23 Mar 19
The Irish Sun
SMASHED-UP biscuits, half-chewed raisins and muddy boot marks – the grim hallmarks of a car’s back seats when you have kids. But set off in a lovely holiday hire car and these things are blissfully missing, at least until you pass back the biscuits and raisins. Relax on Branscombe beach with the family during your Devon break So it was as my wife and I, with our two daughters strapped in the back, headed from south-west London in our super-clean, super-eco Volkswagen e-Golf to find out if it is easy, convenient and stress-free to take a family break to East Devon in an electric vehicle. The first hurdle arrived a couple of hours into the trip. I had plotted a route on the integrated sat nav to a rapid-charge point along the way — but forgot to follow the directions. Cue a re-routed journey to the charge point. We made it with just seven miles’ worth of battery left. But in went the nozzle and off we went for some food for the 45 minutes or so it took to fully recharge. Hire a Volkswagen e-Golf for a stress-free journey Back on the road, we arrived at our home for the weekend. Higher Wiscombe is a collection of three beautiful five-star holiday cottages set in 52 acres of rolling fields. We stayed in Flint Cottage — all exposed wooden beams, bare stone walls and beautifully toasty thanks to underfloor heating. When the weather took a turn for the worse, we fired up the log-burning stove and hunkered down in front of the TV. With three en-suite double bedrooms, Flint Cottage had more than enough space for our little party. But with the three-bedroom Thatched Cottage, which has stunning views over a green valley, and the ten-bed Winery also on site, there is enough space to fit up to 32 guests. There’s also lots to enjoy in the lovely grounds of Higher Wiscombe. Our girls Madeleine, five, and three-year- old Freya loved yomping in the fields, but there’s also a heated pool and a games room. Freya and Madeleine loved yomping in the fields in Devon Guests are encouraged to recycle rubbish and there are two e-vehicle charge points. A luxury volthole. They were not as fast as the rapid chargers on the road but the battery was full in a few hours — and that was great as there is lots to see, do and eat around Higher Wiscombe. There are the beautiful beaches at Branscombe, Beer and Sidmouth, all within a few miles of each other, then there’s ,another real treat in Sidmouth — The Donkey Sanctuary. Little ’uns can pet and stroke all manner of donkeys, from teeny-tiny ones to bigger, hairier mules. There is also a playground, an interactive exhibition barn and a hedge maze. Stay toasty at the Higher Wiscombe cottage The Donkey Sanctuary ticks the e-vehicle box, too, with a couple of charging points in the car park. In terms of places to eat around Higher Wiscombe, we were spoilt. A rustic spot in nearby Ottery St Mary is The Rusty Pig. Relax as delicious, locally sourced food is brought to you without having to order from the menu. Another option is the tapas-style fare at The Holt pub in Honiton. Early on a Friday evening, we sat in the busy downstairs bar with our girls and piled in to chorizo, crunchy potatoes, crispy squid and southern-fried chicken drumsticks. All delicious. But for something extra-special, you MUST try The Pig at Combe. The stately Pig at Combe restaurant sits within 3,500 acres if stunning scenery The Donkey Sanctuary is a fun day out for all the family The incredible restaurant and hotel are housed in a sprawling Elizabethan property which sits within 3,500 acres of stunning scenery. Its dining room has wood-panelled walls, huge windows, quirky taxidermy and extravagant chandeliers. The food is magnificent, too. Anything not grown in the hotel garden is sourced within 25 miles. My wife’s Buckhouse Farm lamb and my 28- day aged sirloin steak were groan-inducingly tasty. There are even vehicle charge points in the car park, too. So East Devon is e-vehicle friendly — and our return to London was easy, with one stop to top up the charge. [article-rail-section title=”most read in travel” posts_category=”1″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] The relative lack of rapid-charge points across the UK can create a feeling of jeopardy. But with mobile apps, charging isn’t tricky. I was also able to top up at home, with an old-fashioned plug-in socket, before the car was ­collected after our trip. As I handed the keys back to the courier, I winced as he surveyed my attempts to clean up the biscuits, raisins and muddy boot marks. But batteries had been recharged — in every sense. [bc_video video_id=”5848904232001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Historic Drake’s Island off Devon coast goes on sale for £6m – and could be transformed into Caribbean-style hotel”] [boxout headline=”Go: Devon (by electric car)”]STAYING THERE: Premier Cottages has more than 1,000 4H and 5H properties, with on-site facilities including EV charge points, swimming pools, gyms, spas, indoor games rooms and kids’ play areas. Seven nights’ self-catering at Higher Wiscombe’s Thatched, for six, starts from £595 in total. A three-night break is from £450. See premiercottages. co.uk or call 01404 871 360. GETTING THERE: Our e-Golf was supplied by Volkswagen UK. See volkswagen.co.uk/new/golf/explore/e-golf [/boxout]
23 Mar 19
The Sun
SMASHED-UP biscuits, half-chewed raisins and muddy boot marks – the grim hallmarks of a car’s back seats when you have kids. But set off in a lovely holiday hire car and these things are blissfully missing, at least until you pass back the biscuits and raisins. Relax on Branscombe beach with the family during your Devon break So it was as my wife and I, with our two daughters strapped in the back, headed from south-west London in our super-clean, super-eco Volkswagen e-Golf to find out if it is easy, convenient and stress-free to take a family break to East Devon in an electric vehicle. The first hurdle arrived a couple of hours into the trip. I had plotted a route on the integrated sat nav to a rapid-charge point along the way — but forgot to follow the directions. Cue a re-routed journey to the charge point. We made it with just seven miles’ worth of battery left. But in went the nozzle and off we went for some food for the 45 minutes or so it took to fully recharge. Hire a Volkswagen e-Golf for a stress-free journey Back on the road, we arrived at our home for the weekend. Higher Wiscombe is a collection of three beautiful five-star holiday cottages set in 52 acres of rolling fields. We stayed in Flint Cottage — all exposed wooden beams, bare stone walls and beautifully toasty thanks to underfloor heating. When the weather took a turn for the worse, we fired up the log-burning stove and hunkered down in front of the TV. With three en-suite double bedrooms, Flint Cottage had more than enough space for our little party. But with the three-bedroom Thatched Cottage, which has stunning views over a green valley, and the ten-bed Winery also on site, there is enough space to fit up to 32 guests. There’s also lots to enjoy in the lovely grounds of Higher Wiscombe. Our girls Madeleine, five, and three-year- old Freya loved yomping in the fields, but there’s also a heated pool and a games room. Freya and Madeleine loved yomping in the fields in Devon Guests are encouraged to recycle rubbish and there are two e-vehicle charge points. A luxury volthole. They were not as fast as the rapid chargers on the road but the battery was full in a few hours — and that was great as there is lots to see, do and eat around Higher Wiscombe. There are the beautiful beaches at Branscombe, Beer and Sidmouth, all within a few miles of each other, then there’s ,another real treat in Sidmouth — The Donkey Sanctuary. Little ’uns can pet and stroke all manner of donkeys, from teeny-tiny ones to bigger, hairier mules. There is also a playground, an interactive exhibition barn and a hedge maze. Stay toasty at the Higher Wiscombe cottage The Donkey Sanctuary ticks the e-vehicle box, too, with a couple of charging points in the car park. In terms of places to eat around Higher Wiscombe, we were spoilt. A rustic spot in nearby Ottery St Mary is The Rusty Pig. Relax as delicious, locally sourced food is brought to you without having to order from the menu. Another option is the tapas-style fare at The Holt pub in Honiton. Early on a Friday evening, we sat in the busy downstairs bar with our girls and piled in to chorizo, crunchy potatoes, crispy squid and southern-fried chicken drumsticks. All delicious. But for something extra-special, you MUST try The Pig at Combe. The stately Pig at Combe restaurant sits within 3,500 acres if stunning scenery The Donkey Sanctuary is a fun day out for all the family The incredible restaurant and hotel are housed in a sprawling Elizabethan property which sits within 3,500 acres of stunning scenery. Its dining room has wood-panelled walls, huge windows, quirky taxidermy and extravagant chandeliers. The food is magnificent, too. Anything not grown in the hotel garden is sourced within 25 miles. My wife’s Buckhouse Farm lamb and my 28- day aged sirloin steak were groan-inducingly tasty. There are even vehicle charge points in the car park, too. So East Devon is e-vehicle friendly — and our return to London was easy, with one stop to top up the charge. [article-rail-section title=”most read in travel” posts_category=”0″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] The relative lack of rapid-charge points across the UK can create a feeling of jeopardy. But with mobile apps, charging isn’t tricky. I was also able to top up at home, with an old-fashioned plug-in socket, before the car was ­collected after our trip. As I handed the keys back to the courier, I winced as he surveyed my attempts to clean up the biscuits, raisins and muddy boot marks. But batteries had been recharged — in every sense. [bc_video video_id=”5848904232001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Historic Drake’s Island off Devon coast goes on sale for £6m – and could be transformed into Caribbean-style hotel”] [boxout headline=”Go: Devon (by electric car)”]STAYING THERE: Premier Cottages has more than 1,000 4H and 5H properties, with on-site facilities including EV charge points, swimming pools, gyms, spas, indoor games rooms and kids’ play areas. Seven nights’ self-catering at Higher Wiscombe’s Thatched, for six, starts from £595 in total. A three-night break is from £450. See premiercottages. co.uk or call 01404 871 360. GETTING THERE: Our e-Golf was supplied by Volkswagen UK. See volkswagen.co.uk/new/golf/explore/e-golf [/boxout]
23 Mar 19
Kiran Writes...

Reposted* Being part Indian, it had been a lifelong dream of mine to visit India. When I was given the opportunity to finally visit, I was delighted in the fact that I would soon be embarking on a trip that I have always hoped I would go on one day. I was going to be […]

22 Mar 19
cannonhillchronicles

We recently ticked another item off the bucket list with a much anticipated weekend at Pumphouse Point. Here is a bit of history; Tasmania has relied on hydro-electricity since the early 1900s. In the 1930s, Lake St. Clair, the deepest freshwater lake in Australia, became the focus of a new pumping station. The water would be pumped […]

22 Mar 19
Best DIY ideas

Hello Little House shows us how to put a rustic spin on the monogram game by creating one with some of the many sticks her sons collect, and included it in their room make-over.

Hello Little House shows us how to put a rustic spin on the monogram game by cre…

22 Mar 19
Anecdotes

*Note: This blog post is a year overdue. But might come with insights that otherwise would have been absent. “Nothing comes close to the Golden Coast” Bumping in the trunk of a 2002 Toyota Sienna with a stranger from Cornell University  was not what I expected of my time in the the Bay Area. But […]

22 Mar 19
The unique archery equipment blog

Archery is our company but it is our lifestyle. It's one. Learning archery in a club can be the most economical way but on the flip side, you can make certain your progress will be a lot quicker since there are men and women who will show to you the correct manner. The range is […]

22 Mar 19
The Viking Challenge

Your a viking whose decided to start a new colony. Can you expand your colony, survive off the land, and plunder valuble goods from far away lands? If you think you can, then this challenge is just for you! First let’s start with the rules; You can only start with you main ruler and their […]

22 Mar 19
Slippers and Backpack

The idea of visiting Bagan sparked within me when I saw a friend posting a beautiful photo on Facebook. Rustic temples shyly hiding behind bushes, with cotton-candy sky and hot air balloons as the backdrop. Ah, so breathtaking. Years after years gone by, finally the opportunity came in form of a simple Instastory. The caption […]