Midwestern US

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…

“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…

Great Hot Fudge Sauce at Lagomarcino’s in Moline, IL
Great Hot Fudge Sauce at Lagomarcino’s in Moline, IL

Great Hot Fudge Sauce at Lagomarcino’s in Moline, IL

I was told that the best ever hot fudge for ice cream sundaes comes from a place called Lagomarcino’s in Moline, Illinois. As a fan of hot fudge and a serious investigative journalist, I determined that it was my professional…

Askinosie’s Authentic Chocolate Shop in Springfield, MO
Askinosie’s Authentic Chocolate Shop in Springfield, MO

Askinosie’s Authentic Chocolate Shop in Springfield, MO

Springfield, Missouri may be an unlikely destination for chocolate lovers, but those who seriously knows chocolate knows that Askinosie Chocolates is a reason to find Springfield. When you walk into the former railroad supply building, your nose tingles with the…