Hotels and Housekeeping


We stay at hotels quite often. Usually, at least two or three times a month. But, lately I have been noticing a trend that I do not like. Housekeeping. This is one of the most important jobs in a hotel. If your rooms aren’t clean you will begin to develop a reputation and no one…

Finally Home and Back to “Real” Life


We finally got home from vacation the other day. We spent most of our vacation in North Carolina visiting my parents: Aren’t they cute? We had a relaxing time while there and got to do some fun things such as the Christmas Lights at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. This 3.5 mile drive through Christmas light…

Downtown Market – Grand Rapids, Michigan


We don’t get to Grand Rapids as often as I wish we did but when we do I have to stop at the Downtown Market. I love this place. They have higher end shops for meat, fish, spices, cheese, and bread. But, they also have several smaller places to get a bite to eat. Being…

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 VI (The End)


Our last day started out in Corning, New York. We decided to have lunch at the Old World Cafe & Ice Cream and then visit the Corning Museum of Glass before starting the drive home.  The cafe was so cute! It definitely had the old-time feel with the items that were for sale and the…

On the Road Again, Part V


We spent four days in Rochester. It was a whirlwind trip. One day we hosted a gathering at Seabreeze, one of our favorite little local amusement parks. It was a hot day so the water rides were great for all the kids. It was great that they all had fun together. By the end of…

On the Road Again, IV


After a wonderful visit in Boston we started the trek home. Along the way we stopped to visit college friends we haven’t seen in a few years. It is always great to reconnect with everyone. These poor people had to listen to all our stories as they were the first people we had really talked…

On the Road Again, Part III


Well, if you have missed parts I and II of our adventures you can catch up here (click for links). We had been in Boston for 4 days and were now visiting family in Rhode Island. It was wonderful catching up with everyone that we haven’t seen since my mother-in-law died two and a half…

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…

Just a Taste of Europe


My daughter has just ended her first week in Europe. If her pictures, texts and a phone calls are any indication she will be heading back at her next opportunity. We are encouraging her to try to take advantage of all that she can while she is there from sights to food. Here are a…

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…