2013 in review Take a look!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200...

Zuber Homestead Hotel, an Amana Getaway

If you are looking for a picturesque, quiet getaway think Zubers and think Amana Colonies. The first week in December we visited the colonies...

Windmill House Amana Colonies

Every winter we are drawn back to the beauty of the Amana Colonies. The first weekend of December finds us celebrating Prelude to Christmas...

Carl Sandburg’s Remembrance Rock

For years I have seen the signs for Carl Sandburg’s birth place. A Historic Site, this December when on our way to the Amana...

Sherry Stoppelbein and the Hot Shot Bakery n’ Cafe – Photo by Rose Hammitt

St. Augustine, Florida is the oldest city in the US and right in the midst of some of the marvelous historic sites sits Sherry...