Holy Balls of Twine

We made the trip to Mepkin Abbey, and while it’s not your typical tourist attraction, it is the sort of Giant Ball of Twine my family loves to visit while traveling. Giant Balls of Twine are those attractions you research before you ever leave home. Sometimes, they’re nothing but tacky tourist treasures (like the Giant Ball…

Vladimir and the troll

It’s been a while since I added to my list of Giant Balls of Twine — those spots that turn a mere vacation into the trip of a lifetime. It’s not that these are views of unspeakable beauty from exotic locales like Fiji, but they’re the visits that generate sweet memories that dot the landscape of…