A Weekend in New Orleans:Family Fun in the Big Easy

I recently visited New Orleans with my 9 year old son. My Mother who was attending a conference there invited us to join her and we gladly accepted. We were three generations, each viewing this landmark city from a different perspective. My mother, who grew up in rural Mississippi has memories of a post war era boom when the Fairmont Hotel was host to the likes … Continue reading A Weekend in New Orleans:Family Fun in the Big Easy

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Aarons 499: Where else But at Talladega Superspeedway!

Talladega Superspeedway is “over-the-top excitement – on and off the track,” so says the folks at http://www.nascar.com. Construction began on the 2,000 acre site now known as the Talladega Superspeedway, on May 23, 1968, on what was once termed soybean farming land.  And ever since that first race in September 1969, the track has surpassed “every initial expectation in terms of sheer size, speed and … Continue reading Aarons 499: Where else But at Talladega Superspeedway!

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April: A Great Month of Personal Meaning, and for Tourism As Well

Most everyone knows that April 1st is considered April Fools Day, but the month of April has some pretty serious events taking place besides Tom Foolery. Although Passover began on March 30th this year, it is often recognized in the month of April.  This celebration for the Jewish people is an important event in their lives.  Likewise, Palm Sunday is deemed an important day to remember for … Continue reading April: A Great Month of Personal Meaning, and for Tourism As Well

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