PhotoPOSTcard: Feeding One Really Big Baby

Have you ever wanted your own elephant?

After watching the adorable elephants getting fed at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Orphanage, you can adopt one of these little guys for $50 and get regular updates throughout the year about how your big baby is doing.

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Rose

PhotoPOSTcard: A Close Encounter of the Giraffe Kind

Where can you hand feed endangered Rothschild giraffes?

Nairobi’s Giraffe Center mission is to educate local children about their country’s wild life. For tourists, the big draw is the opportunity to get up close and very personal with these gentle giants.

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Rose

A Hot Time in a Cool Town – A Frederick Fire In Ice Festival Weekend

Sure, I could have spent my Groundhog’s Day birthday in Punxsutawny, PA with Phil the Groundhog – but why repeat that scene again?  (If you are not groaning at this bad pun, then watch one of my favorite movie classics “Groundhog’s Day”).

Instead, a weekend with the Frederick Fire In Ice festival seemed like a much “cooler” activity to check out.

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PhotoPOSTcard: When Art Imitates Life

Good street art stops you in your tracks and forces you to take a closer look. Whether it is big or small, it draws you in. The art walk in Frederick, MD has just those kind of murals. In this photo, can you tell what is real and what is an imitation? The two large windows are both faux, and everything else is real. You can pick up a map of Frederick’s Art Walk at the Frederick Visitor’s Center.

Please note that I was hosted by Visit Frederick. All content is my own.

Thanks for visiting.

Rose

PhotoPOSTcard: The Covered Bridges of Frederick County

Covered bridges were actually designed for function – to protect the wooden bridge structure from the elements and thereby extending the bridge’s lifespan up to 100 years. As iron began to replace wood, the many covered bridges across the US began to disappear. Today, the remaining bridges are a romantic reminder of a time in US history that was slower and more pastoral. If you are visiting Frederick, MD, stop by the visitor’s center to pick up a map of the local covered bridge trail that takes you to three beautiful examples of this unique architecture.

Please note that I was hosted by Visit Frederick. All content is my own.

Thanks for visiting.

Rose

 

PhotoPOSTcard: The Monocacy Aquaduct

When you really think about it, and aqueduct could be considered an oxymoron – it’s a bridge  built over water to carry water. In this case, the Monocacy aqueduct was the largest of the eleven aqueducts built as part of the C&O canal system in the mid 1800’s. The Monacacy Aqueduct has survived the Civil War and hurricanes and is now part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park. You can easily visit this site and others along the C&O canal system from a base in Frederick,MD.

Please note that I was hosted by Visit Frederick. All content is my own.

Thanks for visiting.

Rose

 

Skiing Park City During the Sundance Film Festival

Though we travel quite a bit, my husband’s favorite trip each year is his annual winter ski trip out west. Each year he tries to go somewhere new or some place where he has not been for a long time. This year, he chose skiing Park City during the Sundance Film Festival.

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PhotoPOSTcard: Blue Hour Over The Golden Gate

All great cities have an iconic structure that identifies them at a glance.  Paris has the Eiffel Tower. London has Big Ben. And San Francisco is easily recognized by its Golden Gate Bridge. The bridge is one of the most beautiful suspension bridges in the world, and certainly the most photographed. When it was built in 1933, it was both the longest and tallest suspension bridge in the world at that time. The bridge’s characteristic orange color was chosen to make it more visible during the periods of fog that often roll into San Francisco Bay.

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Rose

Be a Quilt Volunteer – A List of Places to Donate Quilts

Do You love to quilt but don’t know what to do with everything you make? Is your fabric stash getting unmanageably large? Do you have too many UFO’s (unfinished objects)? Do you have fabrics you are no longer thrilled with? Do you have  bins full of scraps? There are a large number of organizations that are thrilled to receive finished quilts or quilting supply donations. I’ve put together a list of places to donate your quilts or  unwanted sewing supplies.

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Project 70,273 – One Amazing Quilter’s Global Legacy

X marks the spot. On a treasure map, a large X means potentially good things in the form of gold coins or jewels. On a contract, X indicates where you sign your name which makes the requirements on that piece of paper legally binding. For the Nazis in WWII, two red X’s on a disabled patient’s medical form meant death.

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