Christmas at Union Station

Tomorrow is Christmas and I’m ready for it. The presents are wrapped, the tree is trimmed and I’m filled with holiday spirit. At the beginning of the season I strove to embrace it and, with the help of my family and friends, I succeeded. Together we attended celebrations celebrations, had festive decorations and decorations and […]

A Vintage Christmas at the Banning and Homestead Museums

It’s no secret I love a good historic home and when that home is all decked out for Christmas it’s extra special. Two of my favorite local museums are The Banning Museum in Wilmington and the Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum in the City of Industry and both recently held Christmas fairs. Of course, […]

Imbibing in Christmas Spirit at Miracle on Santa Fe

When I watch a classic Christmas flick I love seeing the the cozy watering holes the characters visit. Whether it’s the dining car in White Christmas or Restaurant Felix in Christmas in Connecticut or good old Martini’s in It’s a Wonderful Life I wish I could step inside and have a nice hot toddy. Well, […]

Enjoying the Unauthorized Musical Parody of Home Alone

It was the winter of 1990 and I was a bored preteen in Northern Indiana. One evening my mom took me to the twin cinemas at the mall and I settled down with my popcorn and red vines to watch a new release – Home Alone. I didn’t know anybody in it but it looked […]

Christmas at the Newland House

One of my favorite parts of Christmas is the decorations everywhere. No other holiday leads to such festive embellishments. From the grocery store to the bank to the mall you’ll find trees and santas and snowmen galore. I especially love the practice of decorating historic homes. They’re wonderful to visit year round but when they’re […]

Holiday Model Trains Come to Muzeo

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Come on, sing with me! I love Christmas. It’s my very favorite holiday and and I try to make the most of it. It’s been a little harder this year since I’ve been under the weather but I’m still determined to have as much holiday spirit as […]

A Christmas Visit to Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Mine was as lovely as always. As is our tradition we went to an early morning Mass followed by exchanging presents. By midday we were relaxing and enjoying the presents left under the tree. We had an early dinner and spent the afternoon watching holiday flicks. After nightfall […]

Celebrating Christmas on Euclid in Ontario, CA

It’s almost Christmas and I couldn’t be happier. My presents are bought and (mostly) wrapped, my sister baked some delicious cookies and we’ve got the most beautiful Christmas tree. I’ve also managed to have some fun holiday outings – a visit to the Grand Californian to sip cider and view the tree, a screening of […]

Christmas Time at Disneyland

For some reason, it had been a struggle to get into the Christmas spirit this year. Maybe it’s the fact that Christmas was crammed down our throats since right after Halloween. Don’t get me wrong. I love Christmas but don’t want to be surrounded by it in early November. Or it could be a host […]

Keep Cool Daddy-o – A Visit To Chill at the Queen Mary

It’s Christmas time! It’s Christmas time! As the song says, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. I love to fully embrace the season – decorating, baking cookies, and indulging in Christmas themed activities. And recently I got to do just that when I visited Chill at the Queen Mary. ┬áChill is a bevvy […]