Travel Thursday: Ghost Rock, Utah

Today's Travel Thursday photo is of Ghost Rock in Utah, taken in August 2007.

Today’s Travel Thursday photo is of Ghost Rock in Utah, taken in August 2007.

That year, my best friend and undertook a massive road trip – 18 states in 13 days. Somewhere around day 4 (or was it 5?) we crossed the Colorado border into Utah on I-70.

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Book Review: Dark Screams: Volume Eight feat. Frank Darabont and Other Authors #horror

A book review by Michelle Snow of Dark Screams: Volume Eight, a collection of horror stories by Frank Darabont and other authors.

This eighth entry in the Dark Screams series offers up six short stories of horror that vary from the incredibly creepy to just meh.

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Travel Thursday: A Rusted VW Van in Metone, Alabama

Today's Travel Thursday photo is of a rusted VW van surrounded by potted flowers I saw when driving through Metone, Alabama.

Today’s Travel Thursday photo is of a rusted VW van surrounded by potted flowers I saw when driving through Metone, Alabama.

Earlier this year (May 2017), I drove with a fellow blogger from Orlando to Huntsville, Alabama, to attend the travel writer conference TBEX.

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Book Review: Little Heaven by Nick Cutter #Horror

A book review by Michelle Snow of the supernatural horror story 'Little Heaven' by author Nick Cutter.

In New Mexico, a trio of mismatched mercenaries is hired by a woman to rescue her nephew from what she fears is a cult her brother-in-law has joined. Seems simple enough, but there’s no way for them to know the horror that’s really waiting for them.

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Amazing Cast Revealed for 2019’s Live Action Version of Disney’s The Lion King

Disney's The Lion King 2018 cast is revealed!

This week the all-star cast of the upcoming live action version of the classic Disney film, “The Lion King,” was revealed, and it is amazing.

The original film is one of my top favorite films of all time, so I was a bit nervous when they first announced a live action version was going to be made. Even when they said Jon Favreau was going to be directing, I still wasn’t completely on board.

But seeing who he’s assembled for the film, I am now really looking forward to seeing how it all turns out.

Here is the complete casting:

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What’s Coming to Amazon Prime November 2017

Amazon Prime monthly movie and TV additions.

Here is the list of titles coming to Amazon Prime in November 2017. Some are movies you’ve been waiting to see, and some are originals you might like to.

New movies include the The Big Sick, Allied, Fences, The Only Living Boy in New York, and The Circle. Returning favorites include A Knight’s Tale, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, and several James Bond classics like Goldfinger and For Your Eyes Only.

Amazon original series hitting Prime this month include The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Season 1), If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (Season 1), and The Stinky & Dirty Show (Season 2), along with other series, such as Falling Water (Season 1) and Dark Angel (Season 1).

Here is the complete list of all titles coming to Amazon Prime in November 2017, and if you’re not a member, you can Try Amazon Prime with a 30-Day Free Trial.

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Netflix November 2017 Additions and Departures

Netflix Monthly Additions and Departures

Here is the list of titles coming to Netflix in November 2017, as well as the ones that are leaving.

Movie highlights for the month include The Boss Baby and Chappie, along with returning favorites like Silent Hill, 42, and Oculus.

Original programming highlights include the Netflix original movies Mudbound, The Killer, and A Christmas Prince, plus the original documentaries Jim & Andy, and Cuba and the Cameraman.

Original comedy offerings include specials by Delray Davis and Brian Regan, and new episodes of Chelsea Handler every Friday.

Netflix original series include Alias Grace (Limited Series), Marvel’s The Punisher (Season 1), Longmire (Final Season), She’s Gotta Have It (Season 1), Frontier (Season 2), Godless (Limited Series), and The Big Family Cooking Showdown (Season 1).

Other television series coming this month include Broadchurch (Season 3), Greenleaf (Season 2), and Lockup: State Prisons (Collection 1).

Netflix also has a slew of programming for kids, including Stretch Armstrong and The Flex Fighters (Season 1), Project MC2 (Part 6), Spirit: Riding Free (Season 2), and Luna Petunia (Season 3).

Here is the complete list of Netflix titles arriving and departing in November 2017:

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National Park Fees Could Rise to $70 at Some Parks

Yellowstone National Park is one of 17 national parks that could see entrance fee increases.

One of the best travel resources America has are our national parks, but if the National Park Service has its way, entry fees could rise to $70 at some of the most popular parks.

Fees would rise at 17 of the busiest parks during “peak season,” defined as the busiest five-month period of visitation at each park, the National Park Service said in a news release.

The plan would increase fees at each of the following national parks:

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What’s Coming to #AmazonPrime October 2017

Amazon Prime monthly movie and TV additions.

Here is the list of titles coming to Amazon Prime in October 2017. Some are movies you’ve been waiting to see, and some are originals you might like to.

New movies include the Arrival, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, The Wall, Megan Leavey, and Blair Witch (2016). Returning favorites include Clueless, Escape From L.A., and Fargo.

Amazon original series hitting Prime this month include Lore (Season 1), Sigmund and the Sea Monster (an update of the 70s Sid and Marty Krofft Hour) (Season 1), and Red Oaks (Season 3), along with other series, such as The Americans (Season 5) and American Horror Story: Roanoke.

Here is the complete list of all titles coming to Amazon Prime in October 2017, and if you’re not a member, you can Try Amazon Prime with a 30-Day Free Trial.

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#Netflix October 2017 Additions and Departures

Netflix Monthly Additions and Departures

Here is the list of titles coming to Netflix in October 2017, as well as the ones that are leaving.

Movie highlights for the month include Cult of Chucky, Raw, The Hateful Eight, and Smurfs: The Lost Village, along with returning favorites like Before Midnight, Miss Congeniality, and I Love You, Man.

Original programming highlights include the Netflix original movies 1922, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), and The Babysitter.

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Well, Hello 50! It’s Nice to Meet You!

Michelle Snow in 1983 and today.

Me at 15 and me today.

Today is my birthday, but not just any birthday. Today, September 23, 2017, I mark my 50th year on this planet.

That’s right, today I am 50 years old.

I know a lot of people don’t like to admit when they reach this milestone, but I never understood why. On finally hitting 50…I still don’t get it.

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What’s Coming to #AmazonPrime September 2017

Amazon Prime monthly movie and TV additions.

Here is the list of titles coming to Amazon Prime in September 2017. Some are movies you’ve been waiting to see, and some are originals you might like to try.

Movies include the 2017 remakes of Magnificent Seven and Ben-Hur, along with the critically-acclaimed The Lost City of Z.

Amazon original series hitting Prime this month include One Mississippi (Season 2) and Transparent (Season 4), along with the documentary Elián about 2000 immigration case of Elián Gonzalez.

Plus, Thursday Night Football hits Prime with live stream of 11 NFL games, kicking off with the Green Bay Packers vs Chicago Bears on Sept. 28.

Here is the complete list of all titles coming to Amazon Prime in September 2017, and if you’re not a member, you can try Amazon Prime with a 30-Day Free Trial.

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Netflix September 2017 Additions and Departures

Netflix Monthly Additions and Departures

Here is the list of titles coming to Netflix in September 2017, as well as the ones that are leaving. This edition is a little late due to my laptop dying  (read my previous post if you want to know the details).

Movie highlights for the month include Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Squid and the Whale, and Carol, along with returning favorites like Disney’s Pocahontas, and Dead Poets Society.

Original programming highlights include the Netflix original movies Little Evil, Our Souls at Night, Resurface, and #realityhigh.

Original comedy offerings include specials by Marc Maron, Jeff Dunham, and Jerry Seinfeld. Plus musical offerings like Foo Fighters: Back and Forth, George Harrison: Living in the Material World, and Newsies: THe Broadway Musical.

Netflix original series include Fuller House (more episodes), Narcos (Season 3), Bojack Horseman (Season 4), and Greenhouse Academy (Season 1).

Other television series coming this month include The Walking Dead (Season 7), Dark Matters (Season 3), West Coast Customs (Season 5), Portlandia (Season 7), Gotham (Season 3), and The Blacklist (Season 4).

Netflix also has a slew of programming for kids, including Project Mc² (Part 5), (Season 5), and The Magic School Bus Rides Again (Season 1).

Here is the complete list of Netflix titles arriving and departing in September 2017:

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When It All Goes to Hell with your Laptop

My current mood - Stitch emoji plush.

I had planned August to be a big month for this blog. August 2017 marks the 16th anniversary of Zengrrl, and I had planned some really cool things.

And then my 7-year-old Toshiba laptop decided to crash after a Windows 10 update. To date, the laptop is still dead. I tried to change out the hard drive but the info on the original hard drive can’t be accessed with the tools I have at hand. It’s there but temporarily unreachable…at least I hope it’s temporary.

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Airboating on the Delta is a Must-Do in Mobile Alabama #VisitMobile

 

Airboating on the Delta is a Must-Do in Mobile Alabama at zengrrl.com

As part of my hosted media visit to Mobile, Alabama, my group had the opportunity to go airboating on the delta, and if you ever visit the city, this is definitely a must-do!

After a hearty breakfast at Bob’s Downtown Diner in Mobile, we were taken just south of the city to meet up with our tour guide at Airboat Express.

Mobile sits on the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, which is the second largest river delta in the United States. It encompasses approximately 260,000 acres in a 40-by-10-mile area that opens into Mobile Bay.

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