She’s Tall, She’s Beautiful, and She Has Fangs?

”The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” -Marcel Proust I know that I have written about New Orleans a few times, but there is so much to the city you not only cannot possibly see and do everything in one visit, you also cannot possibly tell... Continue Reading →

The Original Home of Mardi Gras

"All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware." -Martin Buber I have learned, over the years, to always ask someone local for the best places to go. If you tell them you want local and not touristy, they typically will send you to some of the best places you will ever go.... Continue Reading →

A Little Fun In The Sun

"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it's the journey that matters, in the end." -Ursula K. Le Guin The beach, with all of my family and friends, is still my favorite place to be. Destin, Florida is where I have been coming since I was a teenager and the first... Continue Reading →

Foil Pack Recipe!

"Life is an adventure, Dare it." -Mother Theresa I was given the most lovely and thoughtful present this morning by an absolutely beautiful lady. A childhood, long-time friend of my mom's hand crafted the most wonderful recipe book as a gift for me. Not only did she make this book, she also added two recipes. One is... Continue Reading →

The Crack of the Bat

"To travel is to take a journey into yourself." -Danny Kaye Yesterday was a very busy day with LTD paperwork, a walk on the Alter G anti-gravity treadmill (along with a few other things) in physical therapy, a stop at Big Spoon Creamery for a Coffee Almond Toffee scoop in a homemade cone and a bowl of... Continue Reading →

Windy City?

"Once a year, go someplace you've never been before." -Dalai Lama Windy City is a serious understatement when it comes to Chicago, Illinois. Especially on the Navy Pier! Does that mean you shouldn't go there? Absolutely NOT! I have many great memories of Chicago, but the best ones would have to be from our trip with... Continue Reading →

Big Spoon? You’re Going to Need One!!

"Take only memories, leave only footprints." -Chief Seattle Big Spoon Creamery in Birmingham, Alabama, in an up and coming neighborhood known as Avondale, gives a whole new meaning to the word yummy! Starting in July of 2014 with nothing more than an old-fashioned ice cream tricycle, a few amazing recipes, and a dream, they moved... Continue Reading →

A Taste of the Food

"One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things." -Henry Miller With all of the travels and restaurants along the way, we have come across some amazing and unforgettable foods. While it can't always be duplicated, and some recipes will never be found or recreated, I have decided to add a... Continue Reading →

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