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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

San Antonio, TX is Famous for the Alamo

Put some of Granny's Chocolate Chip Cookies in your backpack for snacks while visiting San Antonio, Texas. There is much to see and do in the city of San Antonio (the home of my Chocolate Chip Cookies)
A Collage of San Antonio

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During your first visit to San Antonio a tour of the Alamo is #1 on the list of things you must see.
Memorial to the Alamo defenders

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Learn what happened at the Alamo from the Ballad of the Alamo by Marty Robbins:
Davy Crockett(starring Fess Parker)in the Alamo Battle Scene
Davy Crockett died at the Battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.

A city view from the Tower of the Americas

San Antonio Then and Now (Then & Now)
Thank you for Following Granny's Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe to San Antonio, TX
Granny's Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe Postcard
Granny's Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe Postcard by gramabarb
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A Town with Five Villages in Connecticut

My sister's Carrot Applesauce Cake Recipe went to East Windsor, CT. I wonder which of the 5 Villages the recipe is now residing?
1. Broad Brook is a village with a population of 4,069 according to the 2010 census.
Broad Brook's center show piece is the Broad Brook Opera House

2. The Warehouse Point is the oldest village and is the home to 2 popular museums: The Connecticut Trolley Museum and the Connecticut Fire Museum.
The Connecticut Trolley Museum in East Windsor, is the oldest incorporated museum of it's kind in the country.
3. Scantic Village is where you will find the The East Windsor Academy Museum.
4. The Melrose Village was home to the Melrose School, now called the Melrose Library, is a one-room schoolhouse that was active until the early 20th century.
5. Windsorville Village you find it to be rural East Windsor
If you love trees this is the place for you :)

Flying over East Windsor, CT and the Connecticut River we say farewell
(This hobbiest does a pretty good job of giving you an aerial view from RC airplane)

Thank you for visiting East Windsor, CT with me.

The history of ancient Windsor, Connecticut, including East Windsor, South Windsor, and Ellington, p

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Where is the "Sunniest City in the U.S.A"?

Of the possible 4,456 hours of daylight each year, the sun shines in Yuma, Arizona for roughly 4,019 hours, or about 90% of the time.

I want to thank whoever bought my Gramabarb's Carrot Pineapple Cake recipe in Yuma,AZ and giving us the opportunity to visit your interesting city.
You will often see the advertising for Yuma to include the words On The Rivers Edge and that is because it is on the narrowest spot on the Colorado River, ideal for early explorers to cross the mighty Colorado! Please watch this important video about the Colorado River and the history and growth of Yuma, AZ.

Yuma Crossing - 1886

While in Yuma watch for the bird called Cactus Wren. It is often seen in the city and is the State Bird of Arizona.

The Cactus Wren will often nest in the Teddy-bear Cholla

The plant has a soft appearance due to its solid mass of very formidable spines that completely cover the stems. From a distance, the stems appear soft and fuzzy, giving it the name "teddy bear".
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Welcome to Yuma,AZ webpage for more information.

Early Yuma (AZ) (Images of America)

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Where is Volkmarsen, Germany?

Willkommen! Volkmarsen is a small town in Waldeck-Frankenberg district in northern Hesse, Germany

As of 2012 it has a Population of 6,792.
Read a brief account of the history:
History of the City of Volkmarsen
Landmark to visit is the Ball Castle in Volkmarsen
Watch this video Kugelsburg Volkmarsen Flugvideo
For those of you interested in your family history in Germany this link is worth reading when doing your research on the German-Jewish culture.
"German-Jewish life in our region over the centuries"
- An exhibition with a difference -

Please read: Association Against Forgetting
Thank you for following two recipes to Volkmarsen, Germany.

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GramaBarb's Carrot Pineapple Cake

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Lemon Recipe from Grama Barb's Kitchen