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Jackie Robinson and Kansas City’s Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Jackie Robinson and Kansas City’s Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Jackie Robinson and Kansas City’s Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

The Jackie Robinson movie “42” is my kind of movie. It’s about baseball and history, which I love. And it’s a real story with real people and real drama that crappy reality TV will never in a million years give…

Dubuque Iowa ̶ An Unexpected Pleasure on the Mississippi River
Dubuque Iowa    ̶    An Unexpected Pleasure on the Mississippi River

Dubuque Iowa ̶ An Unexpected Pleasure on the Mississippi River

Dubuque, Iowa is a surprisingly interesting little town on the banks of the Mississippi River with plenty of fun restaurants, public art and interesting architecture. I last explored Dubuque as part of a girlfriends’ getaway bringing together gal pals from…

Assateague Island National Seashore ̶ Where the Wild Horses Are
Assateague Island National Seashore   ̶  Where the Wild Horses Are

Assateague Island National Seashore ̶ Where the Wild Horses Are

Assateague Island National Seashore on Maryland’s eastern shore has many pleasures worth the visit, but none more than the wild horses or ponies that make their home here. This post contains affiliate links and sponsored travel. To learn more, read…

Ship Island Mississippi – history, beaches, national park status
Ship Island Mississippi – history, beaches, national park status

Ship Island Mississippi – history, beaches, national park status

Gulf Islands National Seashore encompasses a number of barrier islands that protect the coastline along Florida and Mississippi from the furies of the Gulf of Mexico. My visit was to West Ship Island off of the coast of Gulfport, MS. There’s…

“Gone Girl” Shooting Locations Cape Girardeau, Missouri
“Gone Girl” Shooting Locations Cape Girardeau, Missouri

“Gone Girl” Shooting Locations Cape Girardeau, Missouri

“Gone Girl,” the best selling novel by Gillian Flynn, is one twisted novel. And the 2014 movie, starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike and Neil Patrick Harris, is equally twisted and so visual. But I love them both because it’s well…