If you need a little break from the city, I know just the perfect hideaway spot: The Eselsmühle (Donkey Mill) in Musberg!
This is truly a wonderful place, especially for families. 213 more words
When my family used to vacation on Hatteras Island when I was a kid, we had a pretty iron-clad routine: sound in the morning (the dads would windsurf, the moms would sit in the sun and read, and the kids would splash in the shallow water), then lunch, then ocean beach in the afternoon. 507 more words
The Spoon River Drive beckons my husband Keith and me each year. Yes, we have been there, yes we have done that, but I always see something new and different and this year we had just finished harvest and a day away was balm to the soul. 469 more words
Don’t wait to snag a ride with Santa. I know Halloween evets and Thanksgiving dinner precede Santa on the calendar but waiting to make plans diminishes the chance of getting the perfect time on the ideal day. 249 more words
Every year when I travel the back roads on Spoon River Drive with my farm collectible collecting farmer, I see something new. This year my first “farm find” was a very cool John Deere industrial vehicle with I am sure some unique military history. 450 more words
The summers in western Montana are blessedly mild, but short (if there’s one thing I do NOT miss about the south, it’s the humidity). A couple of weeks ago, the threenager and I headed out to take advantage of one last burst of warmth for a picnic and history at nearby Missouri Headwaters state park. 222 more words