Escape on a Getaway to the Finger Lakes in the Fall

One of my favorite experiences was discovering the area around the Finger Lakes in the fall a few years ago. My husband and I chose a long Finger Lakes weekend getaway in mid October and found that to be a wonderful season to explore the region. Whether you are looking for a long weekend away, a scenic road trip, or just want a getaway that offers a variety of activities, I think the Finger Lakes has it all. There are wines for every taste, cute small towns to discover and plenty of history and scenery to enjoy.

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My Dilemma As A Lifelong Traveler – Is It Ethical To Travel During A Pandemic?

It is no secret that I love to travel. It is one of the reasons I started this blog. Travel experiences stimulate me mentally and physically. When I travel, I relish focusing only on the here and now. And the more I travel, the less I see any distinctive differences between me and the other 7 billion people that inhabit this globe. For this year though, all of my best laid travel plans have gone up in smoke. Yet, despite the fact that some destinations are opening up to Americans, I am not just asking myself whether I can travel this year, but also whether I should travel.

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Beyond the Waterfalls – Visiting Niagara Falls, USA

Cool off on a hot day as the wind sprays mist in your face. Feel the raw power reverberate through your body as millions of gallons of water flow by so close that you can practically touch it. Taste award winning wines and beers. Or walk in the footsteps of revolutionary war soldiers or escaping Civil War slaves. Visiting Niagara Falls in New York for a long weekend gave me all these sensory experiences and so much more.

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PhotoPOSTcard: The Classic View of Horseshoe Falls

This is the classic view you get of Horseshoe Falls from the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. The majority of Horseshoe Falls lies in Canada, but with the erosion over the past 400 years since the falls were discovered by Europeans, a corner of Horseshoe falls now also sits on American soil. To get a wet and really up close perspective of these falls, you can take a boat ride from either country: the Maid of the Mist on the American side and Hornblower Niagara Cruises on the Canadian side.

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Triangle Fourplay – An Easy Quilt Block of the Month – Block 1

With so much time on my hands, I have decided that each month I am going to challenge my creative grey cells and start my own personal quilt block of the month design. I have been fascinated by half-square triangle quilt patterns for a long time – the number of possible geometries seems infinite. Join me for the next 12 months as I play with half square triangles and figure out which pattern I will make each month. At the end, I will put all the blocks together into a whole new quilt design (or maybe two or three).

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How to Make Half Square Triangles – The Easiest, Fail-proof Method

I am fascinated by the many quilting geometries you can achieve with a half square triangle block. Over the years I have made well over a dozen half square triangle quilts and in the process I have perfected the easiest and most fail-proof method for how to make half square triangles.

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