Shang’s Tea House

Do you know how to make a perfect cup of tea? Do you know what type of tea is the healthiest and of the best quality? We found out when we recently visited Shang’s Tea House in Crown Center, Kansas City, Missouri. Shang’s Tea House specializes in organic loose-leaf teas. His tea shop is the … More Shang’s Tea House

Phone Snafu

Is it possible to travel without your cell phone in this day and age? We were about to find out. Not on purpose mind you. But let me back up in this tale. A few days before we flew to Florida this past spring I developed bronchitis. You know the kind, when you’re coughing up … More Phone Snafu

Change In the Air

Did you notice it? Change is in the air. All across the country most school-age children are back in school, homeschool, or in virtual classrooms. The first day of autumn will officially occur on Monday, September 23. If you live in a region of Canada or the USA that enjoys all four seasons you’re already … More Change In the Air

Mission to the Moon

This summer marked the 50th Anniversary of the first landing on the moon. With all the hoopla over this space anniversary, I decided the best way to celebrate was to watch a movie. Apollo 13 seemed the obvious choice. I requested a copy from my library. Unfortunately so did many others. I’m still waiting my … More Mission to the Moon

Silver King Trail

Guest Post and Photographs by Jessica Coupe The Silver King Trail began life as a mining road. It culminates in the Silver King Basin, a beautiful sub-alpine meadow. Once it was an active mining site with a bunk house for the men. Now the bunk house has been replaced by a sturdy log cabin and … More Silver King Trail

KSN TV Summer Road Trip

One of my favorite things about travel are the happy accidents. We stumbled in on a surprise yesterday, Monday, July 22 in tiny Arlington, Kansas. We took a short road trip over the weekend and stopped in at a favorite small town restaurant—Carolyn’s Essenhaus—Best Pie around. Essenhaus (German dialect) translates to: Eating House. Pie is … More KSN TV Summer Road Trip

Flowers of Summer

We’re not traveling much this summer, so it qualifies as a stay-cation vacation. No matter where I am, a walk is my favorite exercise. The photographs of these floral beauties were taken on my walks this summer.   These blue wildflowers grow along many roadsides. I’ve never heard their name, but they faithfully make their … More Flowers of Summer