Monthly Archives: October 2011

Ode to Halloween

 Halloween’s a special time. It’s the time when the veil between our world and the afterlife is thinnest according to Celtic tradition.  We dress in costume to fool the ghosts and ghouls who walk the earth for one night each … Continue reading

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Scout’s Tips ~ Jet Lag

I’m Back! I had to share an article I ran across in. of all places, Reader’s Digest. The title is:  How to Avoid Jet Lag If you have ever suffered from this very real side effect of traveling across time zones … Continue reading

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Why Japan?

Headline: JAPAN TO OFFER THOUSANDS OF FREE AIRFARE TO LURE TOURISTS Oct 10, 2011…REPORTING FROM SEOUL — Seeking to lure tourists to a nation still reeling from the effects of the March earthquake and tsunami, Japan says it will make it … Continue reading

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Drum Roll Please!

The winner of the New Hampshire Dream Vacation Photo contest has been announced and I couldn’t agree more with the choice. It’s a beautiful photo. Grand Prize Winner: Linda Adamczyk of Simsbury, Conn. won the contest for her photo of … Continue reading

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OOPS~ We’re Sorry

Good Morning,  It’s me Rocky, your Editor-In-Chief I guess I was taking a cat nap and didn’t notice that Dusty was getting really backed up. I should have told you we might miss a post here or there. Our star … Continue reading

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Do you know how to Carve a Jack-o- lantern?

How to Carve a Spectacular Jack-O-Lantern at Home Probably the most frequently asked questions about the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular have to do with carving technique – what are the secrets of the Spectacular’s expert carvers? Here are some tips from the … Continue reading

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Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular 2011

Last year I discovered The Jack-o-lantern Spectacular at the Roger Williams Park and Zoo. It’s a carved pumpkin trail lit only by the glow of thousands of pumpkins. And last year I went alone to see what it was all … Continue reading

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Sights, Scenes from King Richard’s Faire

To wrap up my series on King Richard’s 30th anniversary faire, I leave you with a few more images. One of my favorite costumes…Puss – In – Boots My Favorite Jousting Picture. I think it captures the speed and movement. … Continue reading

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Joust to the Death, the Final Chapter

Well I can’t just end the tales from the Court without telling you about the last joust of the day.  This was the Joust to the Death. I have no idea why all four knights had to joust when the challenge … Continue reading

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Pomp and Circumstance ~The King’s Tournament

The Knights and Jousting at King Richard’s Faire certainly follows the most ritualistic formula. The “ring master” announced the King who mounts the viewing stand, then announces the Knights who gallop in and take a run around the field before lining … Continue reading

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