Orange Circle

Orange Circle

Made official in 1875, Orange was once farming community bursting with orange groves. Although Orange is still thriving, the groves have since diminished. Visitors can still catch glimpses of the past where Alfred Chapman and Andrew Glassell established the first plaza center, an area locals refer to as Orange Circle or Old Town Orange. It is where we spend many weekends when I’m not out if town. An antique lover, Grams is often found wondering through the local shops in between frequent beer breaks on the patio of one of…

Hello Color-Coordination

Hello Color-Coordination

I don’t know if it is the Synesthesia or the fact that I take a billion pictures, but I think of in terms of color.  Vacations are no exception. For this HotMama, particular colors represent various destinations. As soon as a trip is planned, I immediately start thinking of our family’s attire and how it will look against the backdrop of our travel destination. More importantly, how will the pictures look? Hello Color-Coordination! We usually have a kickoff that trip encourages us to shop for a few new outfits. Those…