Summer Days by the Sea Shore

Ahhhh, I’m back from 10 days of sitting at the edge of the Atlantic ocean. Truly, my only worry being would the tide dare to reach my chair. And, when would the 8 kids be hungry again, oh to have their metabolism and energy! We clearly had a house full. It was mayhem at times […]

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Day trip – Chattanooga

Atlanta is a fantastic home base for visiting great destinations in every direction! I happen to love spending time in Tennessee and with Chattanooga an hour-and-a-half away on an easy drive with interstate or scenic back road options, I’m in. Day trips are great because they don’t have to be planned out in advance, if […]

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When you know, you’re home

Home may not be the location you were born in, or grew up in, but finding that place where bone deep, your heart sings, I’m home. Now that’s a journey worth taking. And some times it leads you right back to where you started. I’m always drawn back to my hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, but […]

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Kansas City Cont…

The Plaza is a must see, but it’s just scratching the surface of exploring this town. Don’t miss Westport which seems a bit trendier than it used to be. It is a fantastic area to visit boutiques, restaurants, and bars. It’s known for its night life and bars, many with patios and decks, where live […]

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Meet meet at the Plaza?

No not that one, the one in Kansas City. The Country Club Plaza, aka The Plaza. For several square blocks you step out of the Midwest and directly into Seville, Spain. Sounds odd I know. And it gets better because the Plaza is nestled in the middle of some of the most gorgeous neighborhoods you’ll […]

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Only in the heartland

I often get teased about my colorful Midwest language. I was in my home state of Nebraska last week and I heard a new one that I’m still laughing about. I can’t wait to slip this one into ‘polite’ conversation when the time is right. “He’s more crooked than a dog’s hind leg.” This one […]

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Now that I have your attention…

Where have you been sleeping lately? I’m on the road a lot and I’ve had the opportunity recently to stay at both the Hilton and the Marriott’s newest brands targeted at, well hipsters. I’ll just say those of us with hipster kids can better afford it and you’ll find plenty of us encroaching on the […]

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Historic Requa Inn

Sometimes a hotel is just a hotel, and other times you can’t wait to go back. The Historic Requa Inn (pronounced Rek-wah) is located above the Klamath River, just before it enters the Pacific Ocean. This 100+-year-old inn is the perfect spot to make home-base to explore the wilds of Northern California, both ocean side […]

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