romance

Beachaven Winery

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It was packed for Jazz on the Lawn at Beachaven Winery.   We were in town the last weekend in July.  Beachaven is located in  Clarksville, Tennessee, a new favorite spot of mine and we were there for a hosted visit.  After setting up our chairs on the lawn, I  picked up a bottle of Melody, […]

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helicopter ride

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Sneaky is what my daughter is.  I suggested a helicopter ride over Chicago for my husband for Christmas, Carrie said, “Is that really a present for dad, or is that a present for you?” With that, she turned the idea to Keith and gave the idea to him.  Sneaky and brilliant, because I loved it! […]

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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Nic's Steakhouse & Pub, a night away

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We had been stuck at home for days.  Between winter weather and a bout of flu, I was raring to go when we headed for the Minneapolis Moline tractor tours last Friday.  On the way home, we wound our way through Hillsboro and stopped at the amazing Nic’s Steakhouse. A very generous editor had got […]

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I traveled to the ocean Key West palms called my name The beauty of the narrow streets The colored houses And the Independence of the island charmed me. This romantic getaway made us feel like children Despite our advanced years! The Florida Flywheelers, Ringling Sarasota mansion And a Cracker museum and animal park Rounded out […]

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