Midwestern US

Live Blues, Pork Tenderloin at Indiana’s Oldest Bar, The Slippery Noodle
Live Blues, Pork Tenderloin at Indiana’s Oldest Bar, The Slippery Noodle

Live Blues, Pork Tenderloin at Indiana’s Oldest Bar, The Slippery Noodle

The Slippery Noodle in Indianapolis, is not only the state’s oldest bar, but it’s also a place for a great pork tenderloin and live blues. Dating to 1850, the Slippery Noodle is still one of the best places to enjoy…

March Madness and the College Basketball Experience in Kansas City
March Madness and the College Basketball Experience in Kansas City

March Madness and the College Basketball Experience in Kansas City

March Madness is a truly American condition that occurs each spring with symptoms that include brackets and office pools, round balls and team jerseys. The cure for March Madness includes a heavy dose of participation in this spectator sport — usually…

Visit the World’s Largest Christmas Store In Michigan
Visit the World’s Largest Christmas Store In Michigan

Visit the World’s Largest Christmas Store In Michigan

Each year, Americans spend billions of dollars on Christmas decorations. We then spend even more time actually decorating, putting life and limb at risk for twinkle lights and a Santa on your roof. If holiday decorations are your thing, no…

Weird Museum Highlights Victorian Hair Art in Independence Missouri
Weird Museum Highlights Victorian Hair Art in Independence Missouri

Weird Museum Highlights Victorian Hair Art in Independence Missouri

Weird and funky museums are my thing. I knew I had hit gold as soon as I heard the name — Leila’s Hair Museum. It’s in Independence Missouri, Harry Truman’s hometown. Leila Cahoon, a retired cosmetologist, is the mastermind of…

Brown vs Topeka Board of Education Historic Site in Topeka Kansas
Brown vs Topeka Board of Education Historic Site in Topeka Kansas

Brown vs Topeka Board of Education Historic Site in Topeka Kansas

Monroe Elementary School in Topeka Kansas is physically bigger than most people consider when they envision an elementary school. It’s two stories tall and has 13 classrooms as well as a gym and cafeteria, among other features. But it’s fitting…

Ride Elvis Presley’s Favorite Roller Coaster in Green Bay, Wisconsin
Ride Elvis Presley’s Favorite Roller Coaster in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Ride Elvis Presley’s Favorite Roller Coaster in Green Bay, Wisconsin

The Zippin Pippin was Elvis Presley’s favorite roller coaster back when it was located at Libertyland Amusement Park in Memphis TN. On several occasions, he would buy out the park and host a private party for friends and family. The last…

The Best Cherry Festivals, Foods in Wisconsin, Michigan
The Best Cherry Festivals, Foods in Wisconsin, Michigan

The Best Cherry Festivals, Foods in Wisconsin, Michigan

Summer vacations to Door County Wisconsin and Traverse City Michigan should be on the bucket list for foodies and anyone who loves any thing cherry-flavored. Cherry pie Cherry ice cream Cherry turnovers Cherry margaritas Door County is famous for Montmorency cherries and…