The Cuban, a movie review!

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“The Cuban” is a story of an aging musician diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. A young caregiver played Mina by Ana Golja tries non-traditional treatment methods. She uses Cuban music and food to draw out former famous Cuban musician Luis Garcia played by Oscar winning actor Louis Gossett Jr. This story has romance, medical interest, a mix […]

Village Guest Suites

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This past Friday night, we were invited to stay at the Village Guest Suites in Amana, Iowa. (This stay was paid for by the Amana Colonies Visitor’s Bureau.) Owned by Virginia and Alan Dubberke this beautiful building is located in Main Amana on a back street. Virginia greeted us wearing a mask and showed us […]

American Queen Steamboat

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Our trip was the first to celebrate the American Queen’s 25th anniversary.  We took this wonderful 9-day round trip that started and ended in New Orleans. The trip was in exchange for covering this for amazing journey for Senior News & Times of Illinois. The American Queen is the largest steamboat ever built. She was […]

Five fun ideas for Valentine's Day

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Are you a last minute Lucy? (Sorry to the Lucy’s out there!) Have you waited to come up with something to do this, YES, this Friday, Valentine’s Day? Well if so, here are a few ideas that won’t break the bank 1. Family dinner out, make it pizza. No sitter? Or are you like us […]

Sanibel Island

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Sanibel Island is a beautiful location near Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Nearly 12 miles long and three miles wide, this island paradise called to Keith and I this January.   Hosted to stay at the West Wind Inn by friends from the Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel we couldn’t resist! The Drive We decided […]