Family Fun for the Holidays . . .

Black Friday conjurs up visions of throngs of people pushing, shoving, tugging, and cajoling their way to the head of the crowds or to be first in line to pay for their hard-fought bargains.  Aside from all that chaos though, it also marks the beginning of the  season to be merry, be it Hanukkah, Christmas or Kwanzaa, and for the most part ignites the holiday spirit in many folks.

Get-packin.com wants to help kick-start the holiday spirit as well, but, our contribution is to help you find fun places to go, especially with the family.  So, pull up your easy chair, bring the whole gang in, and check out all these holiday events, like A Very  Furry Christmas” at Sesame Place, located in Langhorne, PA., about 30 minutes from Philadelphia and 90 minutes south of New York City.
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A Rainbow at the End of the Storm . . .

Memories of the 1965 Typhoon Kompasu came rushing back as I watched Mother Nature’s disaster unfolding in New York and New Jersey.  I remember clinging to a mattress, huddled with my young sons, and fearing this was the end for us all.  It was said that “the storms eye was over Nago on Okinawa” . . . “with sustained winds of 90 miles per hour”.   The category 2 typhoon was heading our way; an island that was barely 15 miles wide and about 45 miles long.  The anxiety I felt was indescribable!  I had no knowledge of hurricanes or typhoons, being brought up in land-locked Colorado. That was an education in Mother Nature’s fury that I never wanted to experience again. Continue reading “A Rainbow at the End of the Storm . . .”