May 2013

The Wonderful Model T Museum- Picture by Rose Hammitt

The Model T museum is quite unexpected. My friend Rose, who owns a Model A and I, were heading out on a trip and spied a sign for a Model T museum. When we drove into town to check it out, they were closed but with a couple of phone calls we were able to […]

Playing at the Caterpillar Visitor’s Center & Musuem

The Caterpillar museum is part of the Caterpillar Visitor’s Center. Located along the Peoria, Illinois Riverfront this cool museum opened on October 20, 2012. My husband and I have been planning to see this museum for quite some time this past week was the perfect time to come and see what the fuss was all […]

Sully's Pub in Peoria is a fun place to dine!

Before touring the Caterpillar museum we stopped for lunch in downtown Peoria at a cool Irish pub named Sully’s. The pub is a fun place with lots of sports memorabilia on the walls and a very cool round bar. The pub offers lots of room and provided a quick dining option. This was my first […]

Find your niche meal at the Niche!

While hanging out in the Loop, step out of the meat and potatoes rut and try the award winning Niche restaurant where the chef/owner Gerald Craft has been named one of American’s best new chefs by Food & Wine magazine. This young man serves up a variety of items on his menu that by the […]

Fun at the Moonrise Hotel

When staying downtown or in the Loop neighborhood in St. Louis, the place to be is the way cool Moonrise Hotel ( Owner Joe Edward has created a hotel filled with his collectible items relating to space travel from landing on the moon to astronaut collectibles. At the Moonrise they offer special themed rooms named […]

Webster Groves a Place Where Art Exits

The burb of Webster Groves ( was named Missouri’s 2013 Creative Community by the Missouri Arts Council. Webster Groves Mayor Gerry Welch said, “We are known for the arts. Here it is a community with pride in the schools and community. We plan to spend the year celebrating the many ways in which the arts […]

Charlie Gitto's, the Chesterfield Spot

Love Italian? I do and I was excited to find out that when shopping in Chesterfield that you don’t have to venture all the way to the Hill for Italian because; Charlie Gitto’s has a Chesterfield location. Gitto opened his first restaurant on the Hill over 30 years ago Besides fin food, the restaurant is […]

American Girl Doll's in Chesterfield Parties it up!

My grand daughter has an American Girl doll and she would love the store and bistro in the Chesterfield, Missouri store. The little bistro offers lunch, an amazing birthday party for your little sweetheart or even a hefty tea party. The staff at this great store roll out the red carpet for youngsters, their friends […]

Three French Hens, shopping made fun!

Do you ever go somewhere and think “Hey, I would like to start all over decorating at home?” That sums up my thoughts when I traveled to Chesterfield, Missouri this month and stopped in at the wonderful Three French Hens. Owner Jeanie Hood shared, “When I built my French Country home, I couldn’t find what […]

Family time plan now for the Sangamon County Fair

With the chance to spend time with family and friends during summer festivities, keep your local fairs in mind. In New Berlin, Illinois, the Sangamon County Fair is always a place with great entertainment and fun whether you are talking daughter, grand daughter, spouse or friend. This year is no exception they brought out the […]