Spring Green Wisconsin

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We are big fans of Frank Lloyd Wright. Our main reason to visit Spring Green Wisconsin was to return to Taliesin East, Frank Lloyd Wright’s (FLW) primary home, studio and school. Taliesin is Welsh for “Shining Brow”. The site is accessible via a range of tours. We chose the two-hour Highlights Tour, which includes interiors [Read more …]

Madison Wisconsin

Madison State Capital building

We had never been to the Madison Wisconsin and were anxious to explore the state capital/college town. We began in the state capital with its lovely, domed rotunda and exhibit touting the state’s role in pioneering women’s suffrage and its being the first state to ratify the 19th amendment. Unfortunately, we were visiting the city [Read more …]

Door County Wisconsin

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Door County Wisconsin Door County Wisconsin is on a peninsula between Green Bay Wisconsin and Lake Michigan Wisconsin. It has 19 communities and 300 miles of shoreline around a laid-back resort peninsula that protrudes into Lake Michigan. While its initial economy was based on fishing and shipbuilding, it is now focused on artists and tourism. [Read more …]

Galena Illinois

Dowling House

We had been to this lovely Western Illinois home town of Ulysses S. Grant briefly, once before. We made a brief return visit on our way to the Wisconsin Dells. Galena was a lead mining and transportation center on a tributary near the Mississippi. It was a boom town in the early 19th century, when [Read more …]

Natchez Mississippi

Stanton Hall

Antebellum Natchez Mississippi Natchez Mississippi is a lovely, small city built atop a tall bluff over the Mississippi. Its historic district has the largest collection of antebellum homes in the country. Since it used to be home to some of the country’s most wealthy cotton plantation owners, it has a number of beautiful mansions which [Read more …]

Nashville Restaurants and Hotel

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Nashville Restaurants Lest one think that our only Nashville nourishment came from alcohol, we did also managed to squeeze in a little time for food. Our meals, however, consisted of only one fine-dining restaurant. The rest focused on the city’s culinary specialties of barbeque and “hot chicken”. Marsh House The Marsh House was our one [Read more …]

Cabo San Lucas Mexico

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Cabo San Lucas While we spent most of our recent time in Cabos Mexico in and around San Jose, we spent one night and a portion of a day in and around San Lucas. The good-sized town has many different sections: Resorts (some of which are quite luxurious) that line the eastern and western shores; [Read more …]

San Jose del Cabo Mexico

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San Jose del Cabo San Jose del Cabos is the atmospheric, albeit rather sleepy sister town to Cabo San Lucas’ party-central. Built around a large, open square with its historic church, the small downtown area is packed with galleries, restaurants and a handful of bars, including the ever popular tourist spots such as Baja Brewery [Read more …]

Key West Florida

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We have done virtually everything there is to do in Key West, from parasailing above the coast to snorkeling and scuba diving beneath the seas. We have taken the obligatory Conch Train tour, sailed and kayaked its waterways as estuaries, browsed all the galleries and visited virtually every museum and historic site. (See our 2016 [Read more …]

South Beach Florida 2019

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Every few years, we tend to get to Florida, more specifically, Miami Florida. Not surprisingly, we usually time our visits during San Francisco’s colder and rainy months. After all, what is wrong with some sun and warmth. Sometimes we go down for Art Basil. Other times we go…just because. We recently spent a few short [Read more …]