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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Video of the Day: New Orleans Parade B Wright Charter School

New Orleans is known as the "Big Easy". The people are carefree and easy going. The are happy people who live to play music and dance. Music and parades are everywhere in the French Quarter.

We were walking in the French Quarter and heard the music from the parade. I don't the reason for the parade or if you need a reason to have a parade in New Orleans. I had to capture of the moment. Here is a video of B. Wright Charter School Band marching in the French Quarter.

What are your impressions of the "Big Easy"?

Monday, May 14, 2012

TBEX "12 Keystone Colorado - Learn To Become A Travel Blogger

My first trip to Denver, Colorado was as a child with my two sisters and our great-grandmother. We flew from Chicago to Denver on United Airlines in the 1970's. We were city kids whose family went to Covert, Michigan for weekends and holidays. My frame of reference for country living was a small country house with forest behind it.

Our trip to Denver was the first sight of mountains, I was in total awe of their beauty. My great-grandmother  friends has a ranch in mountains of Denver. They meet us at the airport in a pickup truck. We rode through the dusty roads up the mountains to their home. All I can remember is coughing at the dust and staring by the magnificent mountains.

While staying at the ranch we learned to take of horses and to go horseback riding. I fell in love with horses during that summer vacation as a child.

Flying to Denver was the second time I flew on a plane, so Denver has a special place in my heart because it is a milestone in my travel experiences.

This year the Travel Blog Exchange TBEX '12 will be held in Keystone, Colorado from June 15 to 17, 2012, so that means flying into Denver to experience a "Rocky Mountain High" as John Denver coined it. By the way, as a  city child growing up in Chicago, I had no idea of the meaning of the lyrics to John Denver's song "Rocky Mountain High" until that trip to the Denver mountains. I fell in love with John Denver's song, the mountains, Red Rock, horses, horseback riding, and ranches because of that travel gift courtesy of my great-grandmother. I am so looking forward to reminiscing and creating new travel experiences while exploring Colorado's Denver, Keystone, Vail, Beaver, Winter Park, and Fraser Valley.

Why should you join me in attending the TBEX "12 in Keystone, Colorado?

If you love to travel, then travel blogging is a new age career path that open doors to opportunities to create an income stream for your travels. Travel Blog Exchange or TBEX is a networking event for new and experienced travel bloggers.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Slideshow

MLK National Memorial Washington D.C.
MLK National Memorial Washington D.C.

MLK National Memorial 1964 Independence Ave SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20003 www.alpha-phi-alpha.com

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Chicago Blues Legend Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy's Legends Chicago Blues Club
Buddy Guy's Legends Chicago Blues Club

Buddy Guy performing on April 30, 2012 at Buddy Guy's Legends in Chicago. There is nothing like hosting family from out of town, it helps you to see your own city from the eyes of a tourist. My cousin is staying at the Marriott Renaissance Blackstone Hotel which is located around the corner from Buddy Guy's Legends. I have passed Buddy Guy's club a million times and never thought about going there. I am not sure why. I have truly been missing out on some great Chicago blues.

The concierge gave my cousin coupons for half price off cover charge to Buddy Guy's Legends, so we went for dinner, drinks and live blues. I was surprised to hear Buddy Guy being announced to perform live. Buddy Guy said that if you go to B.B. King's you won't see him performing, but if you go to Buddy Guy's you will see him performing anytime. Buddy Guy requested that blues lovers call their favorite radio stations and request that they play blues music.

No visit to Chicago is complete with going to see live blues at Buddy Guy's Legends and enjoying great Chicago Soul Food.

Have you been to Buddy Guy's Legends?

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