Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Positively On The Move

Heading downtown
by Mauverneen

The holiday travel season is upon us. Bureau of Transportation Statistics report that The Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Year’s holiday periods are among the busiest long-distance travel periods of the year. As if that’s any surprise.





During the 6-day Thanksgiving travel period, the number of trips 50 miles or more away increases by 54 percent, and during the Christmas/New Year’s Holiday period the number rises by 23 percent.  While most of this travel is done by car, 5 to 6 percent of those holiday trips are by air, while 2 to 3 percent involve other modes of transportation. Last year, this translated to over 40 million Americans on the move.

POSITIVELY THANKFUL

Church Steeple
POSITIVELY THANKFUL
by Mauverneen

 

It’s Thanksgiving! I can smell the turkey cooking already. It’s a wonder the whole country doesn’t smell like a turkey in the oven on Thanksgiving Day – since almost everyone is cooking the same thing.









I am looking forward to Thanksgiving with my family this year. I’ve missed a couple in recent years. Living out of state it was not always possible to make it back for every holiday and my dream of my entire family coming out to visit over a holiday never happened. One year Rick and I previously did the buffet thing at one of the casinos and although the food was really very good, the lines were long and, well, it just wasn’t the same. Made me wonder if anybody in Reno cooked that day.

Blow up Turkey
 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

POSITIVELY THE SEASON


POSITIVELY THE SEASON
by Mauverneen
 
Stacking the firewood
Tis the Season for overindulgences of all sorts – this time of year we generally overeat, overdrink, overspend and overdecorate. I think sometimes we’re just trying to fill in the time until the sunlight returns for more hours in the day and the grass begins to grow again. Mowing gives us something to do.