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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

my — yes, my! — favorite kitchen gadgets

Lois - kitchen

Okay, you can stop laughing now.

Yes, I get that if you know me at all, you know I don’t cook. If you know me more than a little, you know that my kids used to ask what the food man was bringing for dinner when we lived in Manhattan. If you’re a friend, you know that I had one of our ovens removed when we lived there, and we used our dishwasher as a file cabinet. And, if you’re a family member, well, we’ve eaten in some pretty great restaurants, haven’t we? read full story »

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

encore! our buick bucket list trip comes to an end :(

Buick Encore goodbye

After reading about our Buick Bucket List trip for the entire past week, you may be glad it’s ending. But we weren’t. read full story »

Monday, 18 August 2014

my buick bucket list trip: gaylord opryland, part 2

Opryland view from balcony

After a very filling night, we woke up to this view from the balcony of our Gaylord Opryland hotel room. read full story »

my buick bucket list trip: gaylord opryland, part 1

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Opryland overview

Inside — yes, inside! — Opryland.

After leaving Parnassus Books and picking up some donuts for the road, we headed to Gaylord Opryland, which we had been looking forward to since the beginning of our Buick Bucket List trip.

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my buick bucket list trip: parnassus books

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Parnassus BooksEvery once in a while, things miraculously come together in a perfect storm of timing. read full story »

it’s world elephant day

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

World Elephant Day logo

Today is World Elephant Day, and it’s one day I’m happy to #gogrey. read full story »

my buick bucket list trip: the grand ole opry

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Grand Ole Opry sign

No trip to Nashville would be complete without a visit to the Grand Old Opry so, after saying goodbye to the Elephant Sanctuary and Hurricane Mills, we returned to the city to spend Saturday night at the “show that made country music famous.”

It was awesome. read full story »

my buick bucket list trip: hurricane mills, tennessee?!

Friday, 8 August 2014

Hurricane Mills sign

Michael and I never thought we’d find ourselves in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee as part of our Buick Bucket List trip. In fact, the only reason we found it at all was thanks to the Encore’s GPS.

But, somehow, there we were, pulling into the Holiday Inn Express to spend the night in between our visits to the Elephant Sanctuary. It turned out to be a fantastic experience and made us realize how close-minded we’ve been about certain places.

And that, my friends, is what makes travel so awesome. read full story »

my buick bucket list trip: volunteering at the elephant sanctuary in tennessee

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Elephant Sanctuary t-shirt

Now that we had learned all about Tara, Shirley, Tange, Flora, Sissy, Winkie, Misty, Minnie, Liz, Ronnie, Debbie, Billie and Frieda, we felt personally invested in their future and were eager to get back on the road in the morning to return to The Elephant Sanctuary for our volunteer day.  read full story »

my buick bucket list trip: the elephant sanctuary in tennessee

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Lois at Elephant Sanctuary

Yesterday, I told you about arriving in Nashville for our amazing Buick Bucket List trip.

Well, The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee is about an hour and forty minutes away from Nashville so, after spending way less time at the Hermitage Hotel than we would have liked, we packed up the Encore, set the GPS and headed out to spend the morning with Education Manager Todd Montgomery and Communications & Marketing Manager Mary Beth Ikard. read full story »

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