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 my Florida experience.
North Carolina, Kinston and Chapel Hill
filled in tobacco and Civil War history.
A wooden boat and a replica
then the solar eclipse in Missouri
Brought darkness to daylight as the moon covered the sun!
Indiana was a two-time winner for me
Hendricks County in the fall
And Hamilton County and Carmel, the capital of Round abouts!
Fort Wayne in the spring
Plus a wonderful Vera Bradley fling
Art Deco beauty was found
in Auburn at the Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg Museum.
This brought the Midwest into focus.
Iowa is always on the radar it seems
From Iowa City to Amana and Dyersville
Pearl buttons, farm toys and fine literature fit the bill.
A new Hilton Garden’s venture then
breathing in Amana history I got my fill of the beauty and lore!
Quad Cities offered new sights and activities
I’d never done.
A round of Jazz and museums
Art and a ride on the Mississippi
A zoo with a giraffe encounter
And a winery extraordinaire.
Chicago one night only
books launch and fun.
Tractor excursions took me to Ohio
Where I saw a President’s mansion
And fun with my friend.
Tractors, toys and farm literature
Old iron columns here and there
Farm World stories practically everywhere!
A trip to Vancouver Island
Seafood expo and festival filled my longing,
For the beauty of British Columbia.
Unparallel BC offers mountains
Oceans, history and seafood!
Clarksville a Tennessee light show
Christmas, music and more
Wine and history galore!
So many places
So much to see
Some in my backyard
Some over the horizon
A trek, a journey that is part of the story too.
I hope you enjoyed my stories
Thank you for letting me share with you!