August 2018

A Scavenger Hunt at Legends Outlet

While Legends Outlets in Kansas City Kansas is of course, a place to shop, it is much more.   I found this out on a wonderful hosted trip the first week in August. Maila Yang of Visit Kansas City headed up a group of writers, and we learned that the Legends Outlets showcases famous Kansans in […]

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Homewood Suites.

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August 1- 3, 2018 I followed the Yellow Brick Road.  If you want to be exact, I drove Highway 70 to Kansas City, Kansas for a hosted visit.  During my stay, I was at the spanking brand new Homewood Suites by Hilton Kansas City Speedway.  The property is so new that the concrete out front […]

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Eating and antiquing in Clarksville

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What’s more fun than antiquing and eating? Not much!  Keith and I combined these two awesome activities antiquing and eating while on a hosted trip in Clarksville, Tennessee. Strawberry Alley Ale Works Arriving in time for a dinner on Friday night at Strawberry Alley Ale Works we loved this brewery/dining spot.  Strawberry Alley Ale Works […]

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Illinois State Fair

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Who doesn’t love the Illinois State Fair?  Linda Spanberger does!  She was in town on August 8, 2018 visiting me when I received the media advisory abouy the dedication of the Illinois Statehood Forever Stamp and the unveiling of the Butter Cow.  So, we started making plans! Arriving in plenty of time to park, we […]

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Historic Collinsville

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Have you ever had a dream that you wanted to see come to fruition?  That is the story behind Historic Collinsville.  JoAnn and Glenn Weakly created Historic Collinsville after Joanne saw a need for children to learn about history hands on. Keith and I are honored we got to visit with this magnetic couple on […]

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