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…

The Upper Peninsula – Vacation Day 4 (or the end)


Back on the road back to home. This time crossing the bridge was much easier as we could drive on the paved part not just the inside grated lane. That was awful. It made the car shake and it was rusted which really gave me no confidence in its sturdiness. I know in my head…

Disney Advanced Dining Reservations and Fastpasses


We love Disney! It is a passion of ours for the past 20 years. This is our first trip in 16 years without children or anyone else accompanying us. We love going to Disney with other family and our children as we can show them all the things we love about Disney. My favorite compliment…

Hollywood & Vine Character Breakfast


First of all let me set the record straight. Yes, we are Disney fans but we are not a breakfast family. Brunch sure, love it. But, breakfast means we have to get up and actually leave the hotel room early (or as in before 9 am). But, we have learned on the day we leave…

Columbia Harbour House


Whenever we are in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World we plan to eat at Columbia Harbour House. During the off hours it generally is not as crowded as some other restaurant and if you are lucky you can get a table upstairs overlooking Liberty Square. The day we were here it was a…

Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano – Disney Hollywood Studios


This was our second visit to Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano, but a first for my parents.  This restaurant is tucked behind Muppet Vision 4-D and next to the Frozen stage show so if you are not looking for it you may just walk right on by.  The waiting area inside the restaurant is tiny and…

Crystal Palace – Walt Disney World


Crystal Palace is definitely one of our top 5 restaurants in Walt Disney World for dining.  The menu is fairly consistent and I know what I am going to eat each and every time we dine there.  Add the Winnie the Pooh characters on top of the wonderful buffet and that makes for a great…

It’s Not Just About the Food…


It’s not just about the food we eat, it is the experiences we have.  How do you set your table?  Where do you eat? Do you all sit down together?  Each experience is different and brings different things to our lives. Many experiences are tied to food in someway others are just life.  My blog…