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Old Fashioned Checkers  
   

Old Fashioned Checkers

I have always seen checkers played on an 8X8 board and the board always seems too crowded. This set is on a 12X12 grid and the game is tremendously better. You have much more room to move around - but there isn't as dramatic of jumps. I crushed Grace in this game if you can tell by the look in her face.
Living Like the Vanderbilts

November 15th 2009
The Biltmore My favorite summer home. For those of you who haven't been to the Biltmore - it is a rather quaint country home built by George Vanderbilt. The 250-room estate originally sat on 86,000 acres near Ashville, NC and is modeled after the French Chateau of the Loire Valley. They wouldn't let us take pictures inside and the place is really a museum since this leg of the V ... read more
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