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72 Hours In Philadelphia

Short stays require lots of research, as we want to see as many sites as possible. Our trip to Philadelphia challenged our ability to find a central location that allowed easy access by foot to a wide variety of attractions and restaurants. The Logan Philadelphia was a perfect fit, as it sat in between the art and historic districts. The view from the rooftop lounge (pictured at the top of the article) was quite calming, and allowed for great people watching.Continue reading

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Dining Old School At Bobo’s Drive-In

You may wonder how we ended up dining at Bobo’s Drive In during a recent day trip to Topeka, Kansas. We had planned to take our grand-kids, as there were some kid friendly attractions we wanted to research. To pick the right dining establishment, I reached out to our followers for suggestions. Before long, we had a good list of places that sounded like fun spots for a casual meal. The overwhelming pick seemed to be this old school burger joint, so it was now all but a done deal.Continue reading

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A Day On The Farm At Deanna Rose Farmstead

Our children are fully grown, so we now have the pleasure of enjoying kid’s appropriate attractions with our grand-kids. Recently, we took them to Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead located at 13800 Switzer, in Overland Park, Kansas. Crystal has had the pleasure of visiting this unique site in the past, but this would be my first experience. The night before had been a rain-out, but on this day it was just cloudy. That actually made it not too bad for an August day.Continue reading

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12 Reasons To Visit Historic Independence Missouri

We knew we were in for an action packed time, when we scheduled our day trip to historic Independence, Missouri. There are so many great things to see, do, and taste that are all within just a few blocks of the main square. To be able to see all of our stops, we had to start awful early. Obviously, we needed fuel for our bodies to complete our agenda, and we found lots of great options on the Independence Square.Continue reading

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Family Style Dining At Ronneburg Restaurant

Amana was a communal society for many generations. This meant that large groups worked and ate together. To accomplish this they would serve meals in a family style. The dishes would come out on platters or large bowls, which could be passed around the table. While the communal lifestyle ended in the 1930’s, you can still find family style dining at Ronneburg Restaurant.Continue reading

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What Is An Instameet?

We recently were invited by Travel Kansas and Visit KCK to participate in our first Instameet. Yeah, we had never heard of it before, either. A little Google searching, and we discovered that it is an event designed to showcase the sights and attractions of a specific region or area. Hmm, sounded very interesting. Now the fact that the area to be highlighted was KCK made it a no-brainer. Of course we would participate.Continue reading

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Fly To Mockingbird Lounge

There’s a new bird in town, and it’s the Mockingbird Lounge. We had been seeing some chatter on our social media feeds about this place, and finally had a chance to try it out. This new addition to downtown Kansas City, Kansas is located at 204 Orchard Street. It was a little out of our normal route for downtown, but not too hard to find. The building is located near the original Bethany Hospital site, but the area is now primarily residential.Continue reading

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