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Enjoy the Roses

We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon — instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today. Dale Carnegie Perhaps the coordinators of Knoxville’s 2021 Dogwood Arts Festival events had Dale Carnegie’s quote in mind as they invited guests to stroll through Open Rose Gardens two weekends in a […]

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Could it even dare to be a fall festival without a cart full of punkins?

Different yet familiar: Peninsula Fall Festival, Blue Hill

On our resumes, we just may have to list “festivalgoer” on the space reserved for non-paying occupations.  After all, we’ve peeled crustaceans at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival in Louisiana and sampled pimento cheese biscuits at Knoxville’s International Biscuit Festival with party stops in between.  And even it it’s trite to say: we truly have […]

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Ready to launch: Balloon Fiesta 2015

With only a few days remaining before Balloon Fiesta 2015 officially begins on October 3rd, we’re launching a series of posts based upon our experiences at the 2014 event. Spanning the days of October 3 to 11, Balloon Fiesta 2015 promises more color, more variety, more excitement . . . well, more of everything.  But […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ROY G. BIV

ROY G. BIV?  Really? Took us by surprise, too.  But it’s this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge from WordPress with an acronym for all the colors of the rainbow:  Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet. And right on target, coinciding with this week’s challenge was none other than the KARM (Knoxville Area Rescue Ministries) Dragon Boat […]

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Travel theme: Sparkle

With over three hundred million lights, St. Augustine, Florida’s Nights of Lights lives up to its listing in The World’s 10 Best Holiday Displays by National Geographic. Now that’s a lot of sparkle!  All over the city, historic buildings, plazas, trees, and even horse-drawn carriages are decked out in tiny lights. Tourists and locals alike seem to enjoy […]

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