Things We Liked This Week (6/18/17 – 6/24/17)

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Our favorite finds from the internet this past week.

Dot ( – Heading down to Florida for a vacation this year? Looking for adventure? Outdoor fun? Here ya go …….. let’s Paddle Florida!

JayDee ( – It’s Summer! And in Minnesota that always means mosquitoes! Those pesky bugs have just started to come out in droves and they can really make your evening on the patio miserable. I don’t like using harmful chemical products to keep the bugs away, and have found several essential oil recipes that work even better. This article “The 12 Best DIY Bug Sprays and Natural Bug Repellants” will give you some easy and natural ideas to keep those bugs away! Patio party anyone?

Laurie ( – Where and when the banana split was invented has never been as important to me as where and when I can eat one. But, in the interest of scholarly research, credit is given to a pharmacy soda fountain wizard in Latrobe, PA. Which is why Latrobe host the Great American Banana Split Celebration in August. Classic banana splits call for a split banana filled with one scoop each of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream, topped with chocolate syrup, pineapple topping and strawberry topping, finished with nuts, whipped cream and a maraschino cherry. But is should be said you can invent your own split du jour, as I often do with great glee. And if Latrobe sounds familiar, it’s also the home of Rolling Rock beer.

Linda ( –  My husband & I taught school for two years on Guam after college. During that time, we took a trip with friends to Saipan, a neighboring island, that was the site of one of the WWII battles in the Pacific. According to our friend’s father, Saipan was also the place where a female American pilot had crashed and was imprisoned by the Japanese army. We speculated that he was talking about Amelia Earhart, one of my childhood heroes and I have often wondered if his story was Saipanese urban legend. Now, 80 years later, thanks to research done by TIGHAR ( “The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery”), the world may finally know the truth about the end of her trip around the world. 

Mary Ellen ( – Imagine an art installation featuring gigantic sculptured hands symbolizing man’s power to reshape the world for good or evil. And then imagine you were viewing it in Venice! Sounds like the perfect vacation to me. Enjoy the fabulous photos of “Support” by renowned artist Lorenzo Quinn. 

Pam ( – I’ve spent the past week preparing to move into my new home. Long days of hard work made me appreciate the early entries to National Georgraphic Photographer of the Year contest. The 2017 theme is  “The Wonders of Water”. Anyone else up for a trip to the beach?

Tina ( –  As most of you know I am an animal lover, so when I saw this article describing a video of animals drinking from a water bucket, I knew I had to share it this week. I hope you enjoy it too. 

Have you found something on the internet this week that you would like to share? Post the link in a comment below!

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