My Most Memorable Memorial Day Weekend Spent in Washington DC

The year I spent Memorial Day in Washington DC was one of the most memorable weekends I have ever had in my life. My kids were part of the Elmwood-Murdock marching band and participated¬†in the annual Memorial Day parade. But, Read More …

Visiting the United States Marine Corps National Museum

Recently I had the honor and privilege of visiting the National Marine Corps Museum with one of my Marine sons and it was amazing! As another Marine who was visiting said excitingly “This place is like Mecca to a Marine” Read More …

Old Chinatown in Chicago

Chicago’s Chinatown was just about what I expected. Every big city has its own cultural diversity, each has their own neighborhood where they live, shop and gather. If you have never been to China or a metropolitan Chinatown then it’s Read More …

The Great Chicago Pizza Debate and Where are the Best Chicago Pizza Places

Best Chicago Pizza Places 4 Lou Malnati’s Chicago-style Deep Dish Pizzas (2 Sausage & 2 Pepperoni) Mention food in Chicago and many people automatically think pizza. The discussion and debate on what is the best Chicago pizza places in the Read More …

Where Edgewater Chicago can change your mind about Chicago being a friendly city

Weekend Trip Chicago Style Not For Tourists Illustrated Guide to Chicago (Not for Tourists Guide to Chicago) Chicago has the reputation of being a dangerous town, a corrupt city, and a dirty city. Even though it is the third largest Read More …

Western Nebraska Sky Country

Who needs mountains and oceans when the skies of Western Nebraska can give you all the scenery ¬†and glorious vistas you could want. So many people drive down I-80 through Iowa and Nebraska and say they don’t see anything except Read More …

Covered Bridges in Vermont

Vermont has the highest number of covered bridges per mile and I learned A few facts about covered bridges and a few I found on my recent trip to Vermont Read More …

Rivers in Connecticut

Memories of Connecticut include tubing on the Farmington River, complete with white water. Read More …