Summer Break…Charleston, SC

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A Summer Break…Edisto Isle, South Carolina…

Edisto Island is the last of the islands off the coast of South Carolina not yet commercialized and about an hour drive South of Charleston

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Beach Houses…

The Chautauqua Institute, Chautauqua, NY

The Chautauqua Institute on Chautauqua Lake in New York — one of my favorite places!  Idyllic, serene and quiet with a rich history and wholesome activity for all ages…

Chautauqua As much as I enjoy my morning cup of coffee, it’s the coffee time that is as important.  The early morning walk across Bestor Plaza for the Daily Chautauquan is a precious ritual.  When our children were young and we were fortunate enough to be able to spend the Summers here, getting their picture in the Daily before season’s end was the challenge and when it appeared – a very exciting treat!Chautauqua

The Chautauqua DailyChautauqua Cottages…

The Athenaeum Hotel …Thomas Edison enjoyed Chautauqua as a guest of the Millers.  The Athenaeum was the first hotel in the country to enjoy electric lighting…The AntheneumChautauqua homes..

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Chautauqua Charm

Arts and Entertainment—

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Historic Gateway Tours

The Gateway District Organization has a variety of walking tours with wonderful docents giving  fun, intersting and very informative walking tours of the legendary neighborhoods of Downtown Cleveland.  They are a summer treat and time very well spent!

Warehouse District Tour

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Mr. Levi Johnson arrived in Cleveland in 1809 when the population was only 45 people.  When he died in his 80s, he had lived in Cleveland longer than any other person in the city at that time, now having a population of 45,000.

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Meet John D. Rockefeller……in  person

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In view, kitty corner across the street, from the Rockefeller Building Is the Terminal Tower.

Built by the Van Sweringen brothers in 1928, the Terminal remained the the 4th tallest building in the world until the completion of the main building of Moscow State University in Moscow in 1953 and would continue as the tallest building in North America, outside of New York City, until the Prudential Center in Boston, Massachusetts was completed in 1964.8-17-2013 gateway 9th 20091 - Version 2

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