Hiawatha

During the coronavirus quarantine, many of us have been doing more reading. My husband and I developed a routine every morning. We read aloud to each other whatever was of interest. I dusted off some poems I hadn’t read for a while. One morning we discussed the poem, Song of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. … More Hiawatha

What Was I Thinking?

To warm your Christmas, here’s a humorous post from my archives. 96 degrees. 79% humidity. And a three-year-old boy. Were we in an air-conditioned car? No. Were we in an air-conditioned building? No. Were we at least in a swimming pool? No. Although, I was almost that wet—with sweat that is. We were at Grant’s … More What Was I Thinking?

Shady Maple

Christmas involves over-eating for many people. If you’re looking for a place to accommodate that, look no farther than the Shady Maple Smorgasbord. Below is a post from my archives on this restaurant. Plus this place also features an amazing gift shop downstairs to satisfy any Christmas shopper’s fancy. As promised I have more food … More Shady Maple

Allegiant Air

Allegiant Air Review If you want to get away during the winter, it’s time to make your travel plans. I invite you to investigate Allegiant Air. A smaller airline has benefits. Economy Are you a budget traveler? If so, this is the first good reason to investigate Allegiant Air. We had never flown with Allegiant … More Allegiant Air

Chinese Blessings

Shang’s Tea House on the first level of the Crown Center shops, Kansas City, Missouri has a simple dining room with wooden tables and backless wooden stools. Some tea houses in China have dining rooms like this, but not all. Merchandise Tea varieties are displayed on the right wall as you enter the tea house. … More Chinese Blessings

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