For the last 15 years, the salutation for my Christmas letter has been, “Merry Christmas from Marion Station.” I skipped sending a letter in 2021 because I was in the throes of moving to a new town. After Dan passed away in December of 2020, I left our Marion home.
Author: Mindie Burgoyne
Merry Christmas from Marion Station. I write this to you from my 2nd story office, which has a panoramic view of the south side of my home. I’m fortunate to write while looking out through the treetops of magnolia, crape myrtle and maple trees. Today it’s gloomy and pouring rain which is good when one needs to be in a reflective mood.
Do you ever go somewhere in your mind? I’ve been to so many magical, sacred places, but some stand out more than others. I often go to Kildavnet Church on Achill Island in County Mayo, Ireland.
Ocean City Maryland – More than Just the Beach Here are 10 Cool, unique things to Do in Ocean City, Maryland. It’s been a family destination for summer fun for over 100 years, but when you’re looking for something besides the sun, sand, and ocean, check out these unique things […]
A Self Guided drive includes four World Heritage Sites, whale watching, iceberg sighting, and traveling into the ancient landscape at Gros Morne National Park.
Learn How to Talk to Trees in 5 Easy Steps You don’t have to be smart to learn how to talk to trees. You have to be in tune and able to feel a connection to nature. There is a natural connection between trees and humans. And humans of all […]
Follow my blog with Bloglovin Brittany’s Parish Close Dedicated to St. Thegonnec Mise au Tombea – The Entombment – 16th century Lifesize polychrome figures carved from oak by Jacques Lespagnol over a three year period from 1699 – 1702 sit in the Ossuary (bone house) of the Saint-Thégonnec Parish Close in Brittany. […]
Can overweight women – fat girls – ride bikes? YES. In this post, I’ll admit to being overweight and out of shape and tell you what others are too embarrassed to put in print about themselves. I’m grateful for the handful of overweight women bloggers who guided and encouraged me […]
The Menhir at Beg er Goalennac near the Côte Sauvage – the Savage Coast – in Brittany is a favorite megalith of mine. It’s heart shaped, and sits on the coast facing west. It stands over eight feet tall. Menhirs – Brittany’s Standing Stones Menhir is the Breton name for […]
In 2011, Dan Burgoyne and I took Amtrak trains from Baltimore to Truckee, California – and back. It was one of our best travel memories, and I learned how romantic train travel can be …. and how awful too. Overall, we loved it. Here are my memories and a few […]
A single mother takes two teenagers and an eleven-year-old on a cross-country vacation and manages to lose one car and buys three more – all in three weeks. Surprisingly, her now-grown children remember this three weeks of hell as a fun summer when they got see Mount Rushmore, the Mall […]
Hay Adams Hotel – Where Nothing is Overlooked Except the White House The Hay Adams Hotel at 16th & H Streets in NW Washington DC has as its motto, “Where nothing is overlooked except the White House.” It’s noted for its fine dining, superior accommodations and the spirit of Clover […]