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Backyard Dining At Tacos El Tio

Recently, we had a chance to experience the "Taste of Central" festival in downtown Kansas City, Kansas. This event offered participants an opportunity to sample dishes from a variety of restaurants that they may overlook on a regular basis. We have to admit that we are just as guilty as [...]

By |September 6th, 2019|Categories: Decent Dining - $$, Kansas City, KC Dining|0 Comments

Riding The World’s Shortest Railway in Dubuque

Dubuque, Iowa sits along a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. Let me clarify that by saying, part of the city sits on a bluff. The oldest portions of the city lie along the flood plain that rests beside the river. Carved out by the changing river patterns, this is home [...]

By |September 4th, 2019|Categories: Destinations, Dubuque, Iowa, Midwest|8 Comments

Forging The Future At Blacksmith Coffee

We enjoy finding businesses that have re-purposed buildings, but still retained a tie with the past. In Lindsborg, Kansas, we had an opportunity to enjoy a breakfast stop at Blacksmith Coffee. This homey city, referred to as "Little Sweden", was founded in 1869. In the early days, it was the [...]

By |September 2nd, 2019|Categories: Destinations, Kansas, Lindsborg, Midwest|10 Comments

Kicking Off Fall Festival Season In Kansas City

The beginning of Fall is sometimes a moving target, in Kansas City. While the accurate astronomical date for 2019 is September 23rd, the meteorological comes on September 1st. For many parents around the metro, it starts once the kids go back to school. For us, we consider the unofficial beginning [...]

By |August 30th, 2019|Categories: Kansas City, KC Fun, Out & About|4 Comments

Historic Dining Options In Springfield, Illinois

In every city we visit, we are able to uncover some amazing eats. Springfield, Illinois kicked it up a level by adding the historic aspect to many of our stops. Being the heart of the "Land of Lincoln", as well as a Route 66 destination, made this city extra special. [...]

By |August 26th, 2019|Categories: Destinations, Illinois, Midwest, Springfield|12 Comments
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