HARLEY DAVIDSON was born here!!

Ships Wake

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So, it was a bright and sunny day with the right amount of chill in the air. One of those cherished moments when you fall in love with your jacket. So winding up a few 11th hour businesses, we were all set to head out. It was late afternoon by then, but when it comes to sightseeing ‘its now or never’

Milwaukee being the birth place of Harley Davidson, the first and obvious place to check out was unanimously voted. It is a city in the U.S. state of Wisconsin on Lake Michigan’s(the largest lake contained within one country) western shore.  A short cab ride and we were tossed into a dozen of H.O.G, throttling their mean machines only to curb our “Wow!” And to the left was an even louder “WOW!”, The Harley Davidson museum stood on a 20 acre campus along the west canal street…

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One-Liner Wednesday – Oh the Weather Outside…

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“Ice is Nice”

In the days just before toward Christmas, Mother Nature gave us a good excuse to slow down and consider the true meaning of the holiday. Her message came in the form of 1/10th of an inch of ice, and she spread it over everything. Ice, freezing rain and freezing fog makes for some beautiful scenery…and some very dangerous driving conditions. We stayed close to home until the roads had been treated. Fortunately, the extreme cold we have been living with preserved the ice until well into the morning.


This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s fun weekly series One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner, I’d encourage you to join in on the fun. You can follow this link to participate and to see the one-liners from the other participants. I almost forgot, this is also part of #JusJoJan – Thanks Linda for the…

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The WordPress.com Year in Review (and Resolutions for 2018)

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Some years go by slowly — not because they’re busier, but maybe there’s just more out there in the world to stop and notice. We hope the WordPress.com and Jetpack community offered you some of those moments this year.

Maybe it was a helpful chat with someone on our Happiness team, or maybe you discovered a cool new feature that made business or blogging even easier. Perhaps you read something on WordPress.com that inspired you. We just want to say thanks for being here, and we’re excited to see what you all accomplish in 2018 and beyond.

Below are some highlights from the year in WordPress.com — and make sure you check out WordPress.com Discover to see more favorite moments from 2017. Happy New Year!

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Ghosts: Haunted Castles You Can Stay In!

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Readers, some of you expressed interest in staying in the haunted hotel from a previous blog post – so here are several British castles with ghosts and guest accommodations! (Better you than moi 🙂  )

From eerie place.com: http://eerieplace.com/haunted-castles-uk/

For more scary stuff, including my newest effort, Sepia Seepage, a short book of four scary tales about haunted antique photographs (free on Kindle Unlimited or Kindle Users Lending Library, 99 cents to purchase), please see https://www.amazon.com/Jan-Olandese/e/B071FK9L75

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What Is A Bomb Cyclone?

The Tri-State area is bracing for a massive winter storm, but it’s not just any storm. It’s a bomb cyclone.

A bomb cyclone is also known as bombogenesis or a snow hurricane.

According to the National Ocean Service, bombogenesis “occurs when a midlatitude cyclone rapidly intensifies, dropping at least 24 millibars over 24 hours. This can happen when a cold air mass collides with a warm air mass, such as air over warm ocean waters.”