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Life on the Kentucky frontier - 1790’s style

Life on the Kentucky frontier – 1790′s style

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The sun had finally come out to warm the city of Bardstown.  Colonists were enjoying the afternoon on the town green along the river. Children were playing in the grass. The small waterfall by the mill sounded peaceful enough, but masked the sound of an approaching enemy force.

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Without warning, shots rang out and an Indian party swooped down on the unsuspecting villagers. Fierce hand-to-hand…

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Last Corvette raised from sinkhole

Last Corvette raised from sinkhole

For years, the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky has been a mecca for this classic sports car’s devotees.  The 115,000 square foot building beautifully documents the history of this “gotta-get-one” vehicle. From interactive displays to films to a driving simulator, there is lots to like in this museum.

But on February 12, 2014 things got even more interesting as eight priceless…

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Nashville blends history, music and food to perfection

Nashville blends history, music and food to perfection

Many of America’s cities can claim a title or two for their signature attraction. Nashville on the other hand can and has won accolades for a huge variety of achievements. “Most affordable”, “Friendliest city”, Top 5 best places to visit”, “Tastiest city”, “Best music scene city” are all awards won in the last couple years and with good reason. The food, the music and the attractions are all top…

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Annapolis and Alexandria - ToDo Tuesday 4-1-14 edition

Annapolis and Alexandria – ToDo Tuesday 4-1-14 edition

Still looking for a reason to get up and out?  Here are a few more of our ToDo Tuesday favorites.

Cherry blossom by Wonderlane

Cherry Blossom Boat Tour
March 29-April 13, 2014
Saturday & Sunday
Departing at 11:30 a.m., 1:30, 3:30 & 5:30 p.m.
Cameron & Union sts., Alexandria, VA 22314
$26 adults, $14 children (2-11)
www.PotomacRiverboatCo.com/blossoms2014.php

In celebration of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in…

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High Roller opens in Las Vegas

High Roller opens in Las Vegas

High Roller at LINQThe High Roller opened today, thrilling Las Vegas visitors and residents alike to a view of Vegas never before seen. The wheel is 550 feet tall and rotates once each 30 minutes. Tickets for the thirty minute ride cost $24.95 for daytime and $34.95 for night. Go to the front of the line with the Express Pass for $59.95.

The High Roller is the feature attraction of the LINQ, Las Vegas’ newest…

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Singtrix lets you sing like a rockstar

Singtrix lets you sing like a rockstar

Singtrix 172Are you ready to party?  Got your tunes pumped up?  What if you could add some serious sounding Karaoke to the mix?  Now you can – anytime and anywhere – with the portable sound studio from Singtrix.

Created by the guys that came up with Guitar Hero, this new technology takes Karaoke to the next level, with pitch correction and live harmonies.  That means if you are bad – you’ll sound much…

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Seagate Backup Plus Fast portable drive for those on the go

Seagate Backup Plus Fast portable drive for those on the go

As more and more of the workforce becomes mobile, it’s less and less likely that you are sitting in an office with a company network able to store and back up all your files. If you’re like me, you need more than the storage you can get from your laptop or Ultrabook.  I love my Lenovo Yoga 13, but the 128GB internal hard drive barely holds all my programs. I need something more for my photos,…

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Kingston SDXC can keep up with your camera – whatever you shoot

Kingston SDXC can keep up with your camera – whatever you shoot

As cameras get bigger sensors and as people shoot more, the storage requirements get increasingly large.  Yesterday’s 1, 2 and 4 GB flash cards have given way to an array of small, yet faster SD cards. I’m using a Kingston 64GB SDHC/SDXC UHS-I Speed Class 3 (U3) card (Kingston® part #: SDA3/xxGB) and loving it.

When the action starts, the last thing you want to be doing is switching SD cards.…

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Lake Erie, French Quarter, Albuquerque,Austin - ToDo Tuesdays 3-25-14 edition

It’s Tuesday – so that means it’s time for another bunch of good reasons to get up off that couch and go “Do Something”.  We’ve got ideas from all around the world today, so read on.

Lakeside

Want a chance to volunteer – help  out getting Lakeside ready for it’s 2014 summer season.

BeachGlassFestival

Looking for or found some beach glass. Join fellow collectors in Erie, Pa for the Beach Glass & Coastal Arts Festival

Music Festival

Most…

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Acer R7 features Ezel hinged screen

Acer R7 features Ezel hinged screen

Be prepared to feel awkward the first time you open your new Acer Aspire R7.  The multi-angular lid lifts into some positions you’ve never experienced before and the initial question you’ll ask yourself is, “Can it do that?”  Sure enough, it can.

Acer Aspire R7Open it like a laptop, open it for movie viewing, game playing or lay the top back for the biggest tablet you ever saw. Anyway you do it, the Acer…

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