Urban travel

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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Oklahoma

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When my husband Keith asked me if I had ever seen the play Oklahoma! before,  I told him I had not.  I know I have heard some of the songs before, but  this past weekend watching Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! played out at the Roxy in downtown Clarksville it was my first time.  I must […]

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! […]

Downtown Cedar Falls

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There is nothing like staying in a historic hotel!  I love the architecture and beauty of a hotel with class, and the Blackhawk Hotel  in downtown Cedar Falls fits the bill.  On a recent hosted stay, my husband Keith and I were in a lovely King Suite of this hotel built in 1870. We dropped […]