June 2015

Travel Insurance? Should you or shouldn’t you? I think when traveling with airfare that it is always a good idea. I know a couple years ago when we went to Agritechnica that my husband was unable to go and the insurance was a life saver. Whether you think you should take it out or not […]

Traveling Tractors - all for a good cause!

Calvin Elder’s farm is in rural Mt. Auburn and today the farm was the site of a tractor drive. Antique tractor collectors that were mostly Ansar Shriners and Ag Corps members brought their tractors for the 27 mile drive for fun and to raise money for a good cause. The funds go to the Ansars […]

My brush with Irma Harding at the Red Power Round UP

This week at the Red Power Round Up I had a chance to take my picture with Irma Harding, International Harvester’s Golden Girl. The brush with the famous I.H. was only with the cardboard version, but I also had a brush with two other real-life Irma fans. At the Round Up, held in Sedalia, Missouri, […]

Lots of travel is coming up and we wanted a quiet day, a memory filled day for my husband’s birthday celebration. He loves backwoods roads and it was a treat to ride on the Brussels Ferry http://www.greatriverroad.com/secondarypages/ferries.htm on our way to dine at the historic Wittmond hotel. The Ferry ride is a short one, but […]

Ah the food, the views and the Mariachi bands - Puerto Vallarta style.

Cocktails and tastings at Casa Velas and Vista Grill offered up little vignettes of Mexican cooking in some of the loveliest settings I have ever seen. The opening night of the NATJA conference on the grounds of Casa Velas, an exclusive adults-only resort retreat on Mexico’s Pacific Riviera,(http://www.hotelcasavelas.com/) brought me face to face with Frida […]

El Arrayan Cooking Class

Carmen Porras has the patience of Job. She invited a group of travel writers into her restaurant to try our hands at cooking some traditional recipes. My friend Linda Spanberger traveled with me for this wonderful trip and together we all crowded into El Arrayan’s kitchen to try to capture a bit of the magic […]