Thoughts on love…

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“If love conquers all, than why don’t more people love?” ~M

Love-Hate Challenge

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A brand-new challenge (Love-Hate Challenge) is coming around the blogging circle and my name has been tossed into the ring by Yinglan.

Here are the rules:

  • 10 things I love
  • 10 things I hate
  • Nominate 5 – 10 other bloggers

Things I love:

  1. The countless ways that God shows me that he loves me each and every day.
  2. Being outdoors and exploring places that I have never been before.
  3. My family, because their love keeps me going.
  4. Writing, because it allows me to escape into another world.
  5. WordPress, because how else could I be friends with so many different people from around the world.
  6. My two English Mastiffs.  Between the two of them, they are 324lbs of love!
  7. Spending time at the beach, because it is the only place on earth that I truly feel at home.
  8. Fishing off a pier, I always seem to catch something different, and one time I even caught a baby shark!
  9. Quiet moments alone, these are few and far between, but I enjoy them when I get them!
  10. Coffee, because who doesn’t!

Things I hate:

  1. Mean, insensitive, hurtful people.
  2. Gossip.
  3. Spiders.
  4. Public bathrooms.
  5. Anything that is unorganized.
  6. Body Odor.
  7. Weeds.
  8. Tight fitting clothing.
  9. Cold weather.
  10. Mental & physical illnesses.

I’d like to nominate the following bloggers for this challenge:

This is just for fun, so don’t feel obligated to participate.  Have a great day!  🙂

Field Trip to Old World Wisconsin

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IMG_0051My family and I recently visited Old World Wisconsin, which is located in Eagle, Wisconsin. IMG_0054  It just happened to be the first day that we hadn’t had rain in weeks, and the weather was perfect!

When we first arrived, we were ushered to the gift shop to pay the entrance fee and receive our map.  Then we proceeded to the tram which took us to our desired location. IMG_0012                                                       Old World Wisconsin consists of many historical buildings that are situated on 600 acres.  The historical site is broken down into different ethnic farms and villages.

The first stop we made was to the German and Polish farms. IMG_0013  We had fun spinning flax into thread.  We also took a tour of the woodworking shop, where we got to use some woodworking tools which were originally used in the 1800’s. IMG_0039

After that, we made our way back to the tram and headed over to the Clausing Barn Café; where we enjoyed an all-American meal of hamburgers, chicken strips, brats, and grilled cheese sandwiches. IMG_0090

After we finished our meal we decided to walk to the 1880’s Yankee village and proceeded to explore the town. IMG_0106  We learned how to wash laundry on an old washboard.

We visited the blacksmith to learn how to make horseshoes.  We even shopped in the general store, where we bought Earl Gray tea, a hand-made wooden fan, and a small chalkboard. IMG_0147

Finally, we decided that it was getting late and we knew that the site closed at 5 p.m.; so we walked over to the Caldwell Farmers Club Hall to play some last-minute games; and peddle a reproduction tricycle around a small track.  On our way out, we headed back to the gift shop and bought some beverages for the road.  IMG_0161We had such a fun day, and we look forward to going back again soon.   We only visited about half of the villages before we had to go, so we are looking forward to another trip back soon to see the remainder of what we missed.

To get more information about Old World Wisconsin, go here.

High Flying Stats

statsMy stats were increased today by about a million percent.  Looks as if StumbleUpon picked up on my most recent quote.  Makes my other days look pathetic, doesn’t it?  Oh, well… at least I have one day in the spotlight.  😉

So here’s my new quote for today;

“Popularity is short-lived, so be happy with who you are today and remember that acceptance is overrated!” ~M