How to be a ghost hunter for a day

This Saturday (September 25) is National Ghost Hunting Day! Ghost hunting teams all over the United States will gather to seek out paranormal phenomena. Not a ghost hunter? Maybe you'd like to take a ghost tour tomorrow night, like the ones . They probably have one in almost every historic town! Here are 32 of... Continue Reading →

Ten Movies for People Who Love Autumn

Happy First Day of Autumn! Autumn is my favorite season. I love everything about it -- the changing leaves, crisp air, pumpkins and apples, and cozy sweaters. If you love autumn, you might like some of these movies that capture the essence of autumn. Which is your favorite? Autumn in New York The Brothers McMullen... Continue Reading →

Happy Oktoberfest!

The Bavarian folk festival Oktoberfest officially starts at noon today and lasts through October 3rd. The first Oktoberfest was a public celebration of King Ludwig's marriage in 1810. The festival involves parades, horse races, marksmen contests, traditional costumes, agricultural exhibits, music, dancing, food, and, of course, beer! While official celebrations in Munich may be cancelled... Continue Reading →

Happy Halloween…until next year

Ah, Halloween night...when the veil between this world and the next is thinnest! I hope your celebration is spooky and fun! Thank you for joining me here to celebrate all that is wonderful about fall and Halloween. It's been a challenging year but we are making it work out the best that we can. I... Continue Reading →

Happy National Pumpkin Day!

Happy National Pumpkin Day! Today would be a great day to pick out some pumpkins for your Halloween jack-0-lanterns. Did you know? The word “pumpkin” comes from the Greek word, meaning “large melon.” Pumpkin is in the melon famil; it is a fruit! Other fruits masquerading as vegetables: tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and zuchinni. If it... Continue Reading →

Ideas for a Fun, Pandemic-Safe Halloween

Celebrating Halloween while remaining safer at home? Here are some ideas. No-Risk or Low-Risk Halloween Fun Start the day with pumpkin spice coffee or make pumpkin pancakes for breakfast. Decorate your home inside and/or out with lights and spooky decorations. Plan a special Halloween dinner with a cheese fondue and pumpkin pie for dessert. Enter... Continue Reading →

Get ready for Halloween checklist

Two weeks until Halloween! Time to get ready for the spookiest night of the year (even if it is happening during the pandemic). With just a few items from yoru collection or the dollar store, you can get into the spirit. Here's a checklist: Round up your Halloween books or check some out from your... Continue Reading →

Tour an historic cemetery

During the pandemic, we all need to avoid being close to other people. But we also need to spend time outdoors and experience new things to fend off boredom. One place where you are sure to have a little elbow room is in a cemetery. I am a big fan of graveyards...the older the better.... Continue Reading →

October Days to Celebrate

October - maybe one of my favorite months of the year! Almost everyone thinks about Halloween and Pumpkin Spice Lattes when they think about October. But did you know that October also is the month we celebrate National PoetryDay and National Art Day? If you enjoy politics, mark the dates for the Vice Presidential and... Continue Reading →

Ghost Tours in DC and Virginia

Do you have any spooky plans for this fall? Ghost walking tours are still taking place in DC and Northern Virginia during the pandemic. Guides and participants wear masks and social distancing is observed. For even more space, choose the scavenger hunt option or book a private tour for an additional fee. You can use... Continue Reading →

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