Friday, March 14, 2014

Friday Fragments (travel, sports, books)

Friday Fragments is hosted by Half Past Kissin' Time for bloggers to post a list of short things on their minds that aren't really enough for a whole post. I have a few this week:

A Trip I'd Like

Over at Snoopy's blog, I saw some very interesting pictures from a trip his mom and dad took down the Amazon, including dogs they saw along the way!  The post is titled "Dogs of the Amazon" but it has pictures of lots of other critters too!

Travel Tips

We don't travel but I came across a very helpful post for those who do at It's Just Life--"Traveling? Take These Along!" She gives a list of items to pack that could be quite useful!   I think this was the most helpful post I read this week.

Paraplegic Hockey

I was intrigued when I watched a bit of a hockey game played by paralegics between the USA and Russia. They sat on a what looked like a big skate using two sticks to slide themselves along on the ice. I struck me most was that there were actually that many paralegic hockey players and that they were so fast!

Good Neighbors

We live on a fairly long street near the one end so walking from the bus stop with snow and ice on the ground and a cold wind blowing more snow in my face is not very fun. I usually walk in the street at the side and am thankful when neighbors see me and stop to give me a lift. We have some very nice people on our street!

Civil War Christian Fiction

I just finished reading another Civil War fiction series by Lauraine Snelling consisting of The Daughter of Twin Oaks, Sisters of the Confederacy, and A Long Way Home. I enjoyed this series very much because of the well developed characters, the adventure and lots of action, and the fact that it is Christian fiction so swear words and steamy sex scenes are omitted. Reading this kind of book helps me keep my problems in perspective.  This series is about saving their race horses, protecting the freed slaves, the separation of families that the war caused, life on a wagon train, how people assisted in the war effort, and how far people will go to protect their loved ones and help others.

What did you find interesting this week?  Have you read anything good lately?

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Joyce said...

The paralympians are truly amazing and so inspiring! Have a great weekend!

retired not tired said...

Unfortunately we do not get coverage of the paralympics where we are.

Sandee said...

Hubby and I want to travel, but we have an old dog and hubbies mother is still alive and we are in charge of her care. So we are hear most of the time and to the boat when we can. We are still close enough to get back quickly.

Have a fabulous day and weekend. ☺

Cathy said...

I like Lauraine Snelling. I'll have to check out that series

BeadedTail said...

We love to travel but don't get to as often as we'd like since I won't leave the cats alone. We'll be taking an Alaskan cruise this year so that'll be fun! The paraplegic athletes are so inspiring and amazing!

Mrs4444 said...

I just started listening to The Ocean at the End of the Lane, but I'm simultaneously listening to I Am Malala. Have you read them? I looked on your book blog but didn't see a search box--Did I miss it?

The travel tips are great. Would you believe that Mr.4444 takes only one small carryon when he travels for his job? The key is to wear your suit and dress shoes on the flight and just pack a few essentials.

Thanks for linking up! Have a wonderful weekend.

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