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The parks in and around Jerusalem are worth visiting. There is so much history to be discovered. One such park is Hurbad Sa’adim. It is a beautiful place.

Hurbat Sa’adim (Sa’adim Ruin), which is in the mountains of Jerusalem, offers those who visit it many ancient trees and archeological remains. All of this is beyond the fact that the Sa’adim Ruin is a popular site which offers many pleasant shaded picnic areas.
From here one can also leave on hikes around the area, including to the famous
Shvil HaMa’ayanot (the Springs Trail).  Sa’adim Ruin itself includes a few ancient structures which served in the Byzantine period as a local monastery, a wine press and water cisterns. Because Sa’adim Ruin was once considered sacred, some large and impressive oak and carob trees still stand here. Click here to read all about this ancient place.

If you are planning a tour of the local sites in Jerusalem, my book could be a potential resource for you. Click here to learn more.

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Hi,

I am having a contest here at Vicki Andree Books. It runs from September 23-September 29, 2013.

To enter the drawing for my book Leesa’s Story :

 

1.  Follow the blog as a new follower. Click on the link in the right column and fill in the necessary information.

2. Like my author page on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/VickiAndreeAuthorSpeaker?ref=hl

 

Happy Reading!

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Hi,

I am having a contest here at Vicki Andree Books. It runs from September 23-September 29, 2013.

To enter the drawing for my book Leesa’s Story :

 

1.  Follow the blog as a new follower. Click on the link in the right column and fill in the necessary information.

2. Like my author page on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/VickiAndreeAuthorSpeaker?ref=hl

 

Happy Reading!

 

 

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Opryland Hotel

Of course, no one can go to Nashville and not go to the Grand Ole Opry Hotel. What an amazing place to stay.

 

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We took a boat ride throughout the hotel. Now that’s a big place!

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Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, formerly known as Opryland Hotel, is a large hotel and convention center located in Nashville, Tennessee. It is owned by Gaylord Hotels, a division of Ryman Hospitality Properties (formerly known as Gaylord Entertainment Company), and operated by Marriott International. It is the largest non-casino hotel in the Continental United States outside of Las Vegas. Also ranking as the 29th in the List of largest hotels in the world. Click here to learn more of the hotel’s history.

If you are interested in staying at the hotel, click here.

Happy Travels!

 

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Leesa’s Story

Christian Fiction.

Leesa finds herself dethroned as head of L. L. Lane Unlimited. Her anger and bitterness towards Bill and Lyza lead her into temptation. Will Leesa humble herself enough to change before she hits rock bottom?

Chuck O’Malley shows up, adding to her misery, and Leesa decides that Christians ruined her life. Thanks to her new friend, Lennie, her life turns around. Is love shining through?

Will Cook’s prayers for Leesa be answered, or is the Lord teaching her about patience and grace?

To learn the answers to these compelling questions, click here.

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Ice sculptures are beautiful. It is an art form that is growing in popularity. There are ice and snow sculpturing contests and displays around the world during the winter.

The temperature of the environment affects how quickly the piece must be completed to avoid the effects of melting; if the sculpting does not take place in a cold environment, then the sculptor must work quickly to finish his piece. Some sculptures can be completed in as little as ten minutes if the carver is using power tools such as chainsaws and specialty bits fitted to a die grinder.

Ice sculptors also use razor-sharp chisels and hand saws that are specifically designed for cutting ice. Click here to read the rest of this interesting article.

There is even a National Ice Carving Association in Illinois.

Ice sculptures on a smaller scale are used for fancy events, weddings, or in restaurants. I have included ice sculptures in my second novel. What important part did ice sculptures play in The Legacy? Click here to learn more.

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The Loretto Chapel

The Loretto Chapel

When the Loretto   Chapel was completed in 1878, there was no way to access the choir loft   twenty-two feet above. Carpenters were called in to address the problem, but   they all concluded access to the loft would have to be via ladder as a staircase   would interfere with the interior space of the small Chapel.

                Legend says   that to find a solution to the seating problem….click here to find out what happened.

Here is a  picture of the staircase before the rail was added.

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This picture is after the railing was added.

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The Loretto Chapel is a beautiful place to visit. I found the staircase intriguing.

The staircase has been the inspiration for a movie. Click here to learn more.

Happy Travels!

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