Barn Cats Traveled to the Farm

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When on the road, it is important to know that your home is safe and sound.  Thinking of the sound of little mice entering my farm house while I blindly travel about was disconcerting, so Barn Cats to the rescue! Before we lost our 15 year-old beloved Aussie mix Sherman, our farm/porch cat Shadow disappeared.  […]

The Marvelous Hilton Garden Inn and Iowa City

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Recently on a hosted trip, I visited the beautiful Hilton Garden Hotel Inn in Iowa City, Iowa. Along with four other travel bloggers, Travels with Sara, Between England & Iowa, Simplify Live Love, and Meemaw Eats we were able to explore this wonderful place. Sara Broers (Travels with Sara) is a co-founder of the Midwest […]

The Gold Rush of the Midwest

According to Terry Eagle, Assistant Director of the Discover History & Industry Center in Muscatine, Iowa, ”The Goldrush of the Midwest was Mother of Pearl.” This Mother of Pearl was found in the clams and mussels along the Mississippi River in Muscatine and the discovery made Muscatine the Pearl Button Capital of the World!  The […]

You never know who you are talking to!


From city to city and town to town, you never know who you may meet on the road. That is one of the joys of traveling and that came home to roost this morning for Keith and I. We stayed overnight in Iowa.  We had a great stay (except when our smoke alarm went off […]

Birthday Celebration French Lick Way!

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After a trip to beautiful French Lick, Indiana a couple months ago with friends, I decided it was the perfect place for my sister Debbie and me to celebrate my mom’s late October Birthday. Booking the birthday package at French Lick Resort, before we checked in to this beautiful historic hotel we hit the French […]