Raglan Road


This is one of our favorite stops. We try to make it here at least once every trip because my family loves it so much. The Irish dancers, the music, beer, and food are all perfect for this restaurant. We checked in a bit early and asked to be seated in the main dining room….

Tomorrowland Terrace


My daughter wearing one of the 12 pair of Mickey ears she made for our trip. Even on vacation I tell our story through food. Each day we had at least one “special” meal. Whether it was something simple in a counter service restaurant like Tomorrowland Terrace, which is generally not open during the time…

Teppan Edo


    Teppan Edo is the Japanese Hibachi restaurant in the World Showcase in Epcot. My daughter and I had dinner at this restaurant two years ago on our mother/daughter trip to Walt Disney World. We loved it so much and thought the rest of the family would love it too. One thing that is great…

Give Back Night Pizza


Our community in Southwest Michigan has Give Back Nights at some restaurants where a portion of the sales (usually 10-20%) of the sales for the day are donated to a local not-for-profit. We don’t go out to eat for many of these because they are usually held on nights that we are away or near…

Dining Out: Shawarma King


About once a week my daughter and I either have a lunch or dinner out together. We try to find places that are not too expensive and are not always chain restaurants. Last night I asked her to choose the restaurant and to my surprise she chose Shawarma King. This little restaurant on Drake Road…

A Day in Kalamazoo


I have always thought that Kalamazoo sounded like a funny name for a city. Now that we spend quite a bit of time there I still think it sounds funny but I am learning my way around more and more. We spend all day one day each week there. I usually make a slow cooker…

Fall Fun in Chicago


The tree in our side yard says it is definitely fall. For us fall is prime Feis (Irish Dance Competition) season. We are traveling just about every other weekend for my daughter to Feis.  This past weekend we were in Chicago, Illinois. The view from our hotel, The Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare, was beautiful. In the…

On the Road Again, Part II


After settling near Boston for the night we headed to Alewife Station so that we could take the T into Boston. My son loves riding on the T. He really wanted to tour Harvard so that was the first place we went. As we stepped off the T the humidity hit you first followed by…

On the Road Again


Hot enough for you? As we continue to bake in 90 degree plus heat and humidity we are on the road again. We decided to take a road trip. Unlike some people who may take a trip on Route 66 we took our road trip on Interstate 90.  Yes, from Indiana to Boston, Massachusetts on…

On Our Way to Grand Rapids, Michigan


One of the things we do during the summer months is travel. Just about every weekend we are doing something. My son has asked that we try not to travel as much during the school year, when it is actually more convenient for us, because he hates missing school. Unfortunately, work gets in the way…

The Upper Peninsula – Michigan Vacation Day 3


This was our favorite day of our entire trip. We drove along the lake to Tahquamenon Falls. It was about 50 miles from Sault Sainte Marie to the falls. Our friend told us there were beaches along the way with few to no people we had no idea what she meant. After driving for a…

The Upper Peninsula – Michigan Vacation Day 2


Today was a weather game. There was a 50% chance of rain so we went with the local attractions and saved the Tahquamenon Falls trip for the next day when the chance of rain was only 30%. Although, it was forecast to be a bit colder the next day we went with the drier of…