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Help build the List of Physical Distancing Social Activities after Quarantine

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So far on the list: (wearing mask and gloves - for chronic health issues and immune-compromised folks)

Walk in the ParkPicnicTwo-person horseshoes, bocceBackyard social all bring own chair, drinks, snacksSmall group book club meet outdoors, picnic shelterAttend music in the park if you can arrange enough social distancing and still hearDrive-in theatres Please add your ideas in comments

Summer Vacation Planning: Safe Travel Ideas in the Coronavirus Era

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Most of us who are trying to figure out where to go this spring and summer are facing the dilemma of
the coronavirus.

It seems we might need to avoid groups of people and mass transit. It sounds like the perfect time to get back to nature. Digg out that camping gear, kayak, canoe, and hiking boots.


Canoeing March to September - Kayaks, Canoes, and TubesThe Caddo River in Arkansas is one of our favorite canoe trips.

Very fun for a spring vacation.

This river is gentle enough for novice paddlers to learn on, yet with enough class I and II rapids along the way to keep it exciting. There are good places to stop to swim and fish along the available routes surrounded by the beautiful Ouachita mountains. And it is one of the most consistent floating rivers in Arkansas, allowing our season to span from March to September.
Take a Picnic Lunch A popular route of the river is a 7.5-mile section from Caddo Gap to Glenwood. It hosts a mix of both calm glasses of water and rapids and the view is v…

Colorado Wildlife Adventures

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Colorado is home to more than 750 wildlife species. While some call Colorado home year-round, others only stop by for a season. With eight National Wildlife Refuges, hundreds of State Wildlife Areas, 12 National Parks and National Monuments, 41 State Parks and millions of acres of public lands, visitors are never more than a short drive into the wild. Below is a look at seasonal migrations, notable viewing opportunities, wild animal sanctuaries and events to celebrate the wildlife that call Colorado home. 


Seasonal Migrations and Hatches
Brazilian Free-tail BatsMoffat: Every summer, a colony of about 250,000 Brazilian Free-tail Bats roost in the historic Orient Mine in the Mystic San Luis Valley region of Colorado. To view the bats, visitors can take a two-mile hike from the Orient Mine Welcome Center and observe bats entering and exiting the mine’s opening. The bat outflight occurs around dusk. Also known as Mexican Free-tail, these bats are small and gray-brown with long and narro…

Galway City of Tribes

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We were really looking forward to seeing Galway especially once we found out my husband is a decedent of one of the 14 tribes or princes. He is part of the Morris family.  He is a list of Galway's founding families and their history:

AthyBlakeBodkinBrowneD'arcyDeaneFfontFfrenchJoyceKirwanLynchMartinMorrisSkerritt



Galway is a very walkable city, especially the medieval streets with lots of shops and landmarks such as Lynch's Castle, St. Nicholas Church where the market is held, the innovative city Museum, Spanish Arch and cobblestoned Latin quarter.   Be sure to check out Claddagh ring an area with lost so restaurants and pubs. The West End also features many restaurants and pubs.



We especially enjoyed wandering the Latin Quarter and walking along the bay.  We were pleasantly surprised to find a traditional Irish music concert being offered at  St. Nicholas Collegiate Church, Lombard St, Galway, H91 PY20, Ireland. St Nicholas opened in 1320 and is t…

Bucket List Ideas

Come roam with us as we search for the best places to travel after retirement.