accomodations

A Ride on the 28 -Story Elevator and Glass Observation Deck!

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My husband and mother say I am a thrill seeker, but its really not true.  You won’t find me sky diving or riding the world’s fastest rollercoaster, however, when I heard about the world’s tallest freestanding elevator, I said, “I’m in!” This mechanical wonder is in a place I would least expect it.  Located at […]

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The Beall House! A Valentine's Idea

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Got your Valentine’s gift idea all planned out?  Roses, wine, jewelry?  A trip, an experience?  You can’t go wrong with any of those things, but you might want to think romantic getaway and it doesn’t get much more romantic than a stay at the Beall House.  While I admit that my stop was a tour […]

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Eagle sighting in Grafton!

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After receiving a 2018 Eagle Watcher’s Guide in the mail from the Visit Alton CVB, I was hooked and had to go.  We headed to Grafton, an area we love.  Somewhere, perhaps in one of the guides I read that when the officials that be started constructing the Grafton Waterfront that they wanted it to […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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