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Only a Day (Trip) Away

Tomorrow Tomorrow I love ya,' tomorrow You're only a day away.                                   -- Annie One of the themes of Annie's life is that she's hopeful for a better tomorrow...and tomorrow is only a day away. We can make it through a whole lot of "stuff" when we stay hopeful for tomorrow. When it's Thursday, Friday is just around the corner, and when it's midnight, morning is on the way.  There's always hope for a bright and glorious tomorrow! Speaking of a day away, how about planning a little road trip?

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What I Learned About LBJ Made Me Wish I Had Known Lady Bird

If it's true at all, it's true about Lady Bird Johnson.  She was surely the phenomenal woman behind a successful man.  I wish I could have known her. Now, I dearly love my new Ivanka Trump perfume - and I even wore a bright red Make America Great Again cap to work for crazy hat day (which, I'll have you know, was an extremely b-r-a-v-e thing to do!). So, yes, it's probably obvious that I'm a big ol' fan of Mr. Trump, but I respect the office of the president, no matter who's sitting in the chair, dadgum it.  (I like saying

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4 of Austin’s Great Family Photo Ops – and a fun idea

If you're like us, when family comes to town, you do three things: hang out together, eat and take pictures. We love it when friends and family come to see us in Austin, and we always try to scope out a little something new to enjoy with them.  We've toured the Texas State Capitol  and enjoyed day trips to hill country hot spots.  We've taken our guests to wine tastings, shopping at the Domain, pedicures, and movies.  But since, most of the year, the weather is so nice, and the scenery is so splendid, we have grown pretty fond of

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Grape Creek Vineyards – Fredericksburg, Texas

A trip to Fredericksburg once involved two days' travel time for us.  Now that we are Austinoverfifty-ers, a day trip to Fredericksburg is easy peasy. We can go often... and we do. Do you like quaint shopping?  German food,?  PEACHES?  Hiking?  Then you are sure to love Fredericksburg.  You can stay for the weekend, or go for the day.  Go with girlfriends, or go with your spouse.  Go by yourself if you want to!  Fredericksburg is a true Texas gem, the epicenter of the Texas hill country wine region, and no visitor leaves

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Magnolia Market in Waco, Texas

Just a hop, skip and jump from Austin (with a short stop at Buc-ee's in Temple) gets you to the historic, surprisingly progressive Texas town of Waco (way-coe). It’s home both to a Big 12 university that’s over 150 years old, and to the style-savvy stars of HGTV’s hit show, Fixer Upper, Chip and Joanna Gaines. My friend, Jana, and I would hate to be left out of anything stylish or savvy, so off we went to check it out for ourselves.  The depletion to our bank accounts was minimal, but I'm warning you - you will come home with

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