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Ranch/Rambler Homes

 Ranch Homes/ Rambler A Ranch Style home is an American original. Originating in the 1920’s with the post war boom of the middle class, this architectural style home fused modernist ideas with the American Western period of wide open spaces to create a casual lifestyle. One story living with a long low pitch roof and deep overhanging eaves. The roof line was primarily cross gabled, single gable or hip. The home itself was either rectangular, L or U Shaped. Many had an attached garage, others none at all. The floor plan was simple with the living area separate from the bedrooms. Often times a sliding glass door leads to a patio and feature large glass windows. The exterior materials used where typically locally sourced and mixed such as stucco, brick, wood or stone. By the 1950’s, nine in every 10 homes built were a Ranch or Rambler style. By the late 20th Century the Ranch style home began to wane and Neo-Eclectic homes became the rage with their combination of the Cape Cod, Mission, T

Go Ape National Live Life Adventure Day

Go Ape invited me and my husband to try the Go Ape Treetop Adventure located in Williamsburg, Virginia in anticipation for Go Ape's National Live Life Adventurously Day that is this Saturday, September 27th.

What is Go Ape's National Live Life Adventurously Day, you ask? Every ticket purchased for this Saturday's event, Go Ape is donating one ticket to Big Brothers Big Sisters.  National Live Life Adventurously is your chance to get out of your comfort zone and make a positive change in your life while helping someone else! Who wouldn't want to do that?

How was it? So Awesome! The weather was perfect and the experience is one Joe and I won't forget. We arrived fifteen minutes before our schedule time slot. We filled out the necessary paperwork required and then looked around listening to sounds of those ahead of use enjoying the park. We heard exciting yays, claps and whoo hoo's. The experience of zipping through the trees brings it out in your.

Once we began our guide, Neil, instructed us on proper techniques and adjusted our safety harnesses. He guided us through the introduction zip line and when we were ready, he released us to our own devices. He didn't forget about us though. He was out there along the way making sure we were comfortable in what we were doing and the more we did, the more we were.

The Treetop Adventure has six sites along the way with tricky crossings that includes bridges and tunnels made from wood, rope, and super strong wire. I skipped the difficult rings course. We got a workout while we were there. Climbing up ladders made from rope, walking across tiny bridges while looking down as you hang from above and then zipping to the bottom in order to get to your next site. Super Fun! It was a blast. We feel extremely lucky to be asked to participate in this amazing adventure and sharing with you ur experience.

Step out of your comfort zone this weekend and share with Big Brothers, Big Sisters!














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