Archive for September, 2012

The weekend is here and you are wondering what to do with your sweetheart. Check and see if there are any fall festivals happening in your area. These are usually free to attend and lots of fun.

The only cost during your date will be a lunch or dinner and perhaps a purchase of a craft item for your home that will bring back memories you had with your sweetheart while strolling the festival hand-in-hand.

Here on the Central Coast I was able to find 2 festivals going on this weekend and I am having a hard time deciding on which on we will attend.

Village in Arroyo Grande, CA

Harvest Festival, 75th Anniversary

Friday, Sept 28 through Saturday, Sept 29th

Friday, at 4 PM, kicks off with the annual Rotary Fish Fry, games, arts & crafts, entertainment and free movie night. On Saturday morning there is a parade and then after more entertainment, games, contests, food, crafts and country displays.

http://www.agharvestfestival.com/

Los Alamos, CA

Los Alamos Old Days

Friday, Sept 28th through Sunday, Sept. 30th

Friday, at 6 PM, start off with a Chili Party; enjoy corn bread, salad with all the fixings. There is a no host bar and music & dancing from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. On Saturday there is a classic car show, peddlers fair, quilt show and much more. Check out their website.

http://www.losalamosvalley.org/events.html

So get on the internet or read your local newspaper to find out what is going on in your area. Enjoy the beautiful crisp fall air while strolling with your sweetie pie while attending your local fall festival.

Keep those sparks flying!
JoJo

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Alright ladies this one is for you. Have you always wondered what the best bras, panties and undergarments are available to you? Well Redbook Magazine and the Today Show gives you the latest scope on what is out there to help you look fabulous.

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

I don’t know about you ladies but I want to run out and find all the goodies mentioned on the Today Show to help me look and feel my best all the time.

Keep those sparks flying!
JoJo

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Saving $5 a week for a year brings on the possibility of having very romantic weekend away with your sweeetheart.

Keep those sparks flying!
JoJo

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Do you and your sweetheart enjoy tasting and drinking different types of beers? Since microbreweries are popular in the United States you shouldn’t have any problems finding a brewery near you.

Here are three great date ideas for you and your sweetheart to do together:

1. Take a tour at a brewery, most are free and some might include free samples or tastings at a minimal price at the end of the tour.

2. See if there are classes in your area on how to brew your own beer. Great hobby to do together.

3. Attend a Beer Tasting Dinner – Each course is paired with a different beer.

Become beer connoisseurs together. Find out what is being offered in your area and take advantage of doing something a little different to keep you both connected.

Keep those sparks flying!
JoJo

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I bet you thought I forgot about you? Larry & I just got back on a whirlwind trip to DC and New York compliments of our daughter, Denise and her husband, Tom. We were able to stay for 10 days and Tom flew in on the 2 weekends we were there. We saved our money for all other incidentals, food, tours, etc. while we were there. We had an absolute blast!

Denise is currently living and working in Arlington, VA while Tom is still living in Nipomo, CA. They make it a point to either meet in DC or Nipomo every other weekend and Denise travels for work quite a bit too. They are racking up points in airline miles which allowed us to fly for free and stay at Denise’s beautiful two bedroom apartment for free.

DC is a beautiful clean place with lots to do, free museums, historic places to see and great restaurants. They have a fabulous Metro system to get around and it is easy to use. We walked every day until our feet were ready to fall off and saw as much as we could but we just couldn’t see it all.

Here are some of the highlights we did while in DC:

• Spy Museum
• Museum of Engraving & Printing (Money)
• East Market on Sunday (Flea Market/Farmers Market)
• Air & Space Museum
• Double Decker Bus (Red Line & Blue Line gave us an overview of everything in DC & Arlington, VA)
• American History Museum
• Smithsonian Castle
• Lunch @ the American Indian Museum (Great place for lunch)
• Metro Station
• White House
• Capital
• Strolled around Georgetown

I could go on and on about how much there is to do and see. You cannot see it all in 10 days.

On our second weekend Denise surprised us with a train trip to New York to visit our granddaughter, Dani, who is going to the Fashion Institute to study to be a Fashion Merchandiser. She is 20 years old and just moved there a month ago and is loving school and the city. We are so proud of her and the goals she is setting for herself and her future.

Me, Larry and Denise arrived Saturday, in New York, at 12:30 PM and Dani was waiting outside of Penn Station for us. Tom surprised us by being here too. We stayed at the beautiful Marriott Marquis. Larry and I felt like we got the best room of all. We were on the 36th floor which overlooked the Hudson River. That evening when we went to bed we left the drapes opened because we had a spectacular view of the city and river with no obstructions in the way.

Here are the highlights of our stay in NY:

• Lunch at Madison Park
• Century 21 Building (Shopping at a discount!!!)
• In the evening we walked the Highline (Train tracks no longer being used turned into a wild flower and plant oasis)
• Dinner in the Meat Packing District
• Sunday Brunch

We left New York on Sunday at 2:00 PM on the train to DC while Tom flew back home to California. We arrived in DC and dropped our luggage at the apartment at around 6:00 PM and went out to dinner in Arlington. We then headed back to the apartment to pack and prepared to leave the next morning at 7:00 AM for our 9:00 AM flight back to Santa Maria and reality.

We were back at work on Tuesday a little tired but with lots of wonderful memories.

While our travel and sleeping quarters were taken care of via Denise and Tom we did plan and saved money for our trip, this enabled us to enjoy our trip without using our credit cards.

I am ready and excited to bring you more ideas and reasons to keep the romance in your marriage.

Keep those sparks flying!
JoJo

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A dream of a romantic weekend away with your sweetheart is always worth one more try by putting your $5 a week away for a year.

Keep those sparks flying!
JoJo

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Your marriage is beautiful inside and out and one way to prove it is by saving $5 a week for a year for a romantic weekend away.

Keep those sparks flying!
JoJo

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When you save your $5 a week for a romantic weekend away it is a labor of love to your relationship.

Keep those sparks flying!
JoJo

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