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Why We Fell In Love With Mud Street Annex

Have you ever been to a restaurant so well designed that you immediately fall in love with it? The kind of place you want to explore in depth. That is exactly what we found at Mud Street Annex in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. This newly opened offshoot of the original Mud Street Cafe has tons of charm and style. […]

By |2019-12-12T12:23:35-06:00October 23rd, 2017|Arkansas, Destinations, Eureka Springs, Southeast|1 Comment

Oklahoma Aquarium Brings Sea Life To The Southwest

Visiting an aquarium in the middle of the United States may seem odd to some, but we were looking forward to this unique experience. The Oklahoma Aquarium is a great place for a family destination, and offers a nice selection of activities, along with some beautiful exhibits. We dropped by on a Saturday morning, and while we were some of the first to arrive, it didn’t take long for the place to become a beehive of activity. […]

By |2019-12-12T12:23:54-06:00October 18th, 2017|Destinations, Oklahoma, Southwest, Tulsa|0 Comments

A History Lesson At The Amana Colonies

Our visit to the Amana Colonies, in Iowa was a chance to slow down and enjoy a simpler pace. Like many of you, our lives can become so hectic with all of the commitments, that we almost forget how to relax. Our morning drive began with rush hour traffic, but before long we found ourselves cruising through the Iowa countryside. The sight of roadside vegetables stands and Amish buggies suggested us we had traveled, not only to another region, but also another time. While the people of Amana are not Amish, we were certainly in a region that offered a slower pace of life [...]

By |2019-12-12T12:24:46-06:00October 9th, 2017|Amana Colonies, Destinations, Iowa, Midwest|4 Comments

Exploring The Woody Guthrie Center

A visit to Tulsa, Oklahoma offers a chance to immerse yourself in the culture of a Midwest city. At the Woody Guthrie Center you can learn about one of America’s greatest folksingers. Our visit occurred on a warm day in August. Of course, most days in August are going to be warm, since we are in the center of the United States. We like to think positive, so we had already prepared ourselves mentally for the weather. It sure beats torrential downpours. […]

By |2019-12-12T12:17:39-06:00September 6th, 2017|Destinations, Oklahoma, Southwest, Tulsa|2 Comments

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. […]

By |2019-12-12T12:19:15-06:00August 21st, 2017|Kansas City, KC Fun, Kid Friendly|0 Comments

Learning Is Fun At The Franklin Institute

While in Philadelphia we stayed in the Logan Hotel. This put us two doors down from The Franklin Institute, which was high on my list of places to visit. This cutting edge science museum was actually founded in 1824, and named for the American scientist, Benjamin Franklin. […]

By |2019-12-12T12:21:13-06:00August 8th, 2017|Destinations, Northeast, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia|2 Comments

360 Degrees of Animals at Philadelphia Zoo

What would you do if you saw a lion overhead? It seems like zoos are finding new ways to engage their visitors with the exhibits. Some use wide open expanses to simulate the natural environments of the animals that inhabit them. Others offer feeding and interactive experiences for their guests. The Philadelphia Zoo decided to take their animal exhibit a step higher than others. […]

The Truman Library-The Buck Stops Here And So Should You

A visit to historic Independence, Missouri wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the Harry S. Truman Library. We knew that he started life on a farm in a rural town. We were unaware of some of the experiences that shaped him to be able to lead the United States through one of the most turbulent periods of history. […]

By |2018-11-22T06:12:56-06:00July 18th, 2017|Historical Visits, Kansas City, KC Fun|2 Comments

4 Days Of Action Filled Wichita Attractions

We know that the picture doesn’t necessarily exemplify non-stop action, but it was one of my favorite captures. There is a good chance that the gorilla is wondering just how much fun he would have checking out some Wichita attractions. Now we didn’t have time to do everything available in Wichita, but we certainly tried to get a good taste of the flavor and vibe of the largest city in Kansas. […]

By |2019-12-12T12:12:30-06:00July 12th, 2017|Destinations, Guides, Kansas, Midwest, Wichita|0 Comments

Join Or Die – The American Revolution From New Perspectives

The timing for our trip to Philadelphia fell just a couple months after the opening of the new Museum of the American Revolution. This brand new attraction features over thirty audio-visual experiences for visitors. I have to admit that I was over excited when I heard it would be ready in time. […]

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