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

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

July 4, 2019

On this Day as You Remember and Celebrate the United States of America’s Independence Whether You . . . Watch Fireworks . . . Tour an Important Memorial . . . Enjoy a Picnic . . . or a Bowl of Patriotic-colored Fruit, Or if you . . . Jump from an Airplane . . … More July 4, 2019

A Day in Venice

On a warm spring morning we drove to downtown Venice. Venice, Florida that is. We parked our car as close to the shade as possible in the free parking lot and checked the city map at the kiosk beside the public restroom building. Downtown Venice offers plenty of shopping and restaurant choices (several with outdoor … More A Day in Venice

Nokomis Beach

Near the end of our drive on Casey Key we stopped at Nokomis Public Beach. Plenty to do here: swimming, sun bathing, etc. Sandcastles anyone? Plenty of shells, too, for hunters and collectors. This beach was covered with shells—mainly broken ones. Ouch! The tide must have brought them in. Head north up the beach for … More Nokomis Beach

Casey Key

Fancy mansions on a narrow winding road provided a different viewing pleasure on Casey Key. This yellow home in the photo above and elsewhere in this post was my favorite. Not because it was so big, but because of it’s architecture. Although, it certainly was BIG. You’ll notice I couldn’t back up far enough. I … More Casey Key

Der Dutchman

Comfort Food and More at Der Dutchman’s restaurant. Last week I mentioned the two Amish restaurants a few blocks apart from each other in Sarasota, Florida. We chose to eat lunch at Yoder’s, which I’ve affectionately given the pet name: Yoder’s Gravy Ladle in honor of their generous fine gravy (see last week’s post). Immediately … More Der Dutchman

Yoder’s Restaurant

Amish food and comfort food are synonymous to me. While in the Sarasota area of Florida, we had our choice of two Amish restaurants within a few blocks of each other. Yoder’s and Der Dutchman. Yoder’s was in a simple clapboard and brick building. Der Dutchman had more of a polished corporate look. My husband … More Yoder’s Restaurant