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Dakotas Trip & ACE Summer Conference 2017 – Part 3 – South Dakota: Continued

Mount Rushmore Our next stop was Mount Rushmore.  This impressive tribute to four important presidents in our democracy is moving and thrilling to see in person.  The entry through the flags of the states and territories with the large granite sculptures looming above is awe inspiring.  We walked along the pathway that takes you closer to the monument and got pictures of the carving from all angles.  At sunset, the park presents a movie tribute to the four presidents, recognizing George Washington for foundation, Thomas Jefferson for expansion, Abraham Lincoln for preservation and Theodore Roosevelt for conservation.  After the film […]

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Dakotas Trip and ACE Summer Conference 2017 – Part 1 – Minnesota

When ACE announced the Summer Conference in 2017 would be in Iowa and Minnesota, Richard Bostic, David Lipnicky and I decided it would be a good opportunity to do a tour through North Dakota and South Dakota to Mount Rushmore.  With South Dakota as the only state in the continental U.S. I was missing, it became a good opportunity to get that credit.  In addition to South Dakota, Richard had also never been to North Dakota.  Our plan was to start in Minnesota, then work our way through South Dakota to North Dakota, then back to South Dakota for Mount […]

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Book a Private Fireworks Cruise at Walt Disney World

How to Book a Private Fireworks Cruise at Walt Disney World

Looking for a unique experience at Walt Disney World? Learn how you can book a private fireworks cruise and get an up close and personal view of Wishes or Illuminations.

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What Happens When it Snows in the South

"Snow Miser vs. Heat Miser"

After seeing many posts going around Facebook from people who are not from the South making fun of how Southerners react to “snow”, I decided to write this to hopefully clear up any misconceptions there may be about why the South “shuts down” when there is a threat of snow.  While this is not theme park related, it is a Southern topic! Thanks for your attention and please enjoy! -Jackie An open letter to anyone who doesn’t understand why, or worse yet, thinks it’s funny when the South shuts down for “snow”:

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