Did you know that Italy has a Christmas Witch, La Befana? Yes. The gift giver in Italy is a woman. La Befana flies on her broomstick on the Eve of the Epiphany, January 5, to leave candy, or charcoal, in children’s stockings! In Italy, children hang stockings on the Eve of the Epiphany, the celebration of the visit of the Wise Men to the Christ child. The legend of why La Befana bring gifts is somewhat sad, but it is celebrated robustly in Italy during the holidays. [Read more…] about Did you know that Italy has a Christmas Witch, La Befana?
The Dallas Arboretum’s 12 Days of Christmas is a MUST SEE!. It is absolutely fabulous! Reliant’s one million lights make the Dallas Arboretum magical this year![Read more…] about The Dallas Arboretum’s 12 Days of Christmas is a MUST SEE!
3 Tips For People That Want To Hike The Appalachian Trail
The Appalachian Trail is one of the most famous hiking trails in the world, and it even makes an appearance in the book Wild and the movie of the same name. It is the longest “hiking only” footpath in the entire world. The trail stretches between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine and takes in some breathtaking natural landscapes along the way. It’s a popular hiking spot and millions of people do it every year. If you’re a keen hiker, it’s sure to be on your bucket list. But it is very important that you prepare yourself and realize this hike requires a high level of fitness. It takes between 5 and 7 months to complete the entire trail, but don’t worry, if you cannot hike the whole thing there are plenty of smaller hikes! Whether you plan to hike it in smaller bits, or set a goal to do the entire Appalachian Trail, here are some important tips that will help you along the way![Read more…] about 3 Tips For People That Want To Hike The Appalachian Trail
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I am so excited for the Dallas Arboretum’s One Million Lights for the Holidays, aren’t you? More than one million lights add to the nighttime ambiance!
DALLAS – Winter 2019 – The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden invites visitors to celebrate the holidays with a classic tradition and a brand new magical exhibition during Holiday at the Arboretum running from November 9 to December 31. The beloved 12 Days of Christmas, 12 Victorian-style gazebos depicting each of the days in the beloved carol, returns to delight guests of all ages. Guests can see them during the day or lit up at night, with more than one million lights adorning the garden and the 30-foot-tall spruce tree. The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and opens for extended hours for The 12 Days of Christmas at Night, Wednesday through Sundays from 6 to 9 p.m., starting November 13. Visit the website for more information about dates and tickets.[Read more…] about The Dallas Arboretum is Displaying over One Million Lights for the Holidays!
How Does It Feel to Turn 60? Your 6th decade? How did it come so fast?? But I say, BRING. IT. ON.[Read more…] about How Does It Feel to Turn 60? Let me Tell You all About it!
Why Empty Nest Dogs are So Important as we Transition to Life without Kids. No matter how prepared we think we are when the last chick leaves the nest, there is a void in our lives when they go. Many empty nesters fill that void with a pet, most often a dog. And that is a healthy reaction if not a permanent one.[Read more…] about Why Empty Nest Dogs are So Important as we Transition to Life without Kids