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Finding Love in the Hocking Hills of Ohio

Finding Love in the Hocking Hills of Ohio

One of the best treats about being married to Prince Charming is that he loves to plan wonderful get-aways for the two of us.  Often I’m happy returning to one of the wonderful retreats he’s found, but P.C. loves the excitement of novelty.  Lucky me! Our son, Ben, just moved from Salt Lake City to Columbus, Ohio.  For the first time since Ben graduated from high school, he’s now just a day’s drive away. No matter how old our children…

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Come along for a breathtaking ride on the lavish Empire Builder

Come along for a breathtaking ride on the lavish Empire Builder

So many of you responded to the Facebook posts about riding Amtrak’s Empire Builder out west I thought I’d write about the first leg of our journey. Go pour yourself a cup of coffee and settle in, this is a long post. Prince Charming grew up riding the rails during the heyday of rail travel in the 1950’s.  He remembers the romance of the observation car, sitting with his father and the other men in business suits smoking cigars and…

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