I’m back after over a year!


Dear Readers,

Well, I broke down and got myself a refurbished laptop! My old one was hanging on by a thread and the screen part had to be propped up and I ended up using it less and less. I was using the tablet which isn’t good for blogging at all. I also dislike using the internet on the tablet.

We have taken a few trips up to New England and New York and I will post about them. We saw Boston and Sleepy Hallow!

Things are a bit rough here too. I wanted this to be mainly a blog about travels and craft,  but here it goes…

Hubby has two jobs that are hard for him with his Parkinson’s as his legs and knees are so bad. I also have knee issues, but not like him. I have had gel shots in my knees which helped a wee bit. I work with preschoolers several times a week. This is my 4th year. I may have to look for another part time job myself.

Our son is moving to Alexandria, Virginia in a few weeks. It will be a job in his field that will eventually involve overseas travel. We will miss him as he’s lived here since college graduation. We are also excited for him too!

I have to go and upload some travel photos here to share. See you very soon!

Part 2 Rock & Roll H of F


I wasn’t able to finish my post so it continues in a new one!

It was interesting to see popular songs written out in long hand. We had just seen a Barry Gibb concert last year, so this was nice to find.

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My dear friend Carole loves anything Elvis. I always think of her when I hear a song of his and when we saw this special section for ‘the King’. It was Sean’s favorite section!

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The Pink Floyd character was pretty interesting too. He took up quite a bit of space!

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Here are random shots out the windows, etc. Please go here if you ever get the chance!

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Rock n Roll baby! Cleveland, Ohio


After we spent the day in Pittsburgh back in October, we then had a long drive to Cleveland. I need to share our ride up the Pittsburgh cable incline too! Great shots!  The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame was our next destination. I thought it was a place that Brian would enjoy and I don’t know what our future will bring (as stated in my previous blog entry), so that’s where we decided to go. We didn’t get in town until after dark and then had to go out to eat. We had the van drop us off at an Italian place downtown as I found a coupon or discount for it. They happen to be hosting some party and she said we’d have to wait. I said we could have whatever they were serving and the waitress said it had been served already. She did seat us and we got what we wanted and it was pretty good.

The next day we had the van drive us over to the museum as it was so cold and windy right there on the lake. It was even flurrying that day. The museum is truly a work of art in itself!

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Sean posing with the late Johnny Cash’s tour bus. Not sure if you could go in it or not. We were so cold, we just wanted to get inside the museum!

2015 Nominees Including Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (a local gal from the same county that I grew up in) and Ringo Starr! Any Beatle memoribilia was awesome to us!

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The displays were so nicely collaged! You know I appreciated that! I took a photo of these for one of the posters….think it’s the Atlantic City one on the far right.

Taylor Swift’s barely there costume and Lady Gaga’s meat dress that she wore to the Grammys a few years back. They said the cheap cuts of meat worked better.

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The lighting wasn’t great and I tinkered with many of my photos. Brian and one of my brothers are big Jimmy Hendrix’s fans. It was cool to see some of his psychedic costumes. He could really play the guitar!

We were really excited to see this exhibit!


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Across from the Beatles were the other British invasion group, The Rolling Stones!


The King of Pop, Michael Jackson was represented

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Life takes some turns now and then


I think about my blog. I have neglected it big time lately. My last trip included the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio and Gettysburg, PA. My laptop holds all my travel photos and it is falling apart. I am typing this on my iPad which is slow going.

I was helping Brian with leaf raking and wow, my knees and feet got really painful.We tried several visits to a chiropractor (Brian is suffering also). He could only do so much. We went to the orthopedic knee doctor just this week and he said my knees are worse from last year. He gave me a shot in both knees…ouch! We both need to get our backs checked out too. Thanksgiving was so hard for me being on my feet. I tried to pace myself that day and it didn’t help. Felt like someone was hammering on my legs. Everything seems to take effort. Decided it was time to see the doctor. Being around the children at the church where I work 2.5 (mostly)-5 hours a week brings me joy.

I will add a few new travel posts soon, but putting on those traveling shoes anytime soon will be difficult for us.  I guess I can turn to my crafts and books and hope for a little relief from pain. I’ll post when I can. Love to share my crafts too!