Blue Ridge Vacation Day One: Family Vacation Redefined Over the past few years our family dynamic has changed for a few reasons. My father died in 2020; our girls are both young adults now, and recently our youngest daughter made some changes which included starting a new job and getting ready to move out on

Bathhouse Row. Oaklawn. The Spa City. Corruption. Organized Crime. Lakes. Music Mountain. All are synonymous with Hot Springs, Arkansas. A city of around 40,000 people which is also a designated national park in the midst of the Ouachita Mountains, Hot Springs has a rich history with a tourism industry that continues to this day. During

I don’t remember the exact year. Abby was young enough she still believed in the Easter Bunny, Santa, the Tooth Fairy…all of those things that make childhood magical. We had delayed dying Easter eggs until the night before for whatever reason. I was drinking that night – wine? Spiced rum? I can’t remember. It doesn’t