Touring the Indy 500 museum with track historian Donald Davidson
Where: The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum, located in the infield at the Indy 500 track. Why: After zooming around the Speedway at 200 mph for the Indy Racing Experience, Dad and I wandered over the Hall of Fame Museum. The Museum has many of the winning Indy cars on display so for […]
Photo Friday: Picture of the Vermont countryside in the fall, peak foliage season
This week’s Photo Friday (#FriFotos) theme is COUNTRYSIDE. A few years ago Chris and I traveled through Vermont on the way into Québec, Canada. On the way back from Québec, we hit the perfect Vermont fall folliage season – one week was all it took, and the leaves everywhere were mixtures of yellow and crimson. The […]
Trying a breaded pork tenderloin – an Indiana delicacy – at the Mug n Bun in Indianapolis.
What: Wisconsin has cheese curds, brats and beer cheese soup. Minnesota has walleye, hot dish and lutefisk. I grew up in the Midwest so I knew better than to dismiss Indiana as a culinary wasteland. Surely Indianapolis would have some sort of traditional dish? It took some searching, but eventually I found a contender: The breaded […]
My father-daughter trip to the Indy Racing Experience.
Growing up, I was a Daddy’s Girl. Not in that saccharine bat-your-eyelashes way that many people interpret the phrase. Southern belles don’t spring from western Pennsylvania roots; God knows I’ve never been a flirt. No, our family’s version of Daddy’s Girl meant packing the cooler with cold cuts and sandwiches so Dad and I could […]
The week’s Photo Friday takes a look at the great food and good times served up at the Italian Market Festival in Philadelphia.
This week’s Photo Friday (#FriFotos) theme is FESTIVALS. Chris and I used to live only a half block from the Italian Market in Philadelphia. Each year on the second weekend of May, we always looked forward to the Italian Market Festival, where the 6+ blocks of the market would be shut off from traffic, and […]
A stop at Full Sail brewery in Hood River, Oregon – known as a kiteboarding and outdoor sports paradise.
Where: Full Sail Brewing, an employee owned micro-brewery in Hood River, a town that’s as sporty as it is scenic. Why we went: We first tasted Full Sail’s highly regarded Session lager when beer lovers Austin Hill and Kelly Goodman of Travellious brought some to our Memorial Day #TravBBQ. While I’m not a huge beer […]
A stop at Multnomah Falls, Oregon’s most iconic – and photographed – waterfall
Where: Multnomah Falls, Oregon, located along the Columbia River Gorge. The falls were the main stop along our Oregon roadtrip along the Historic Columbia River Highway When: July 3-4 – which turned out to be one of the worst days to visit the falls. The crowds and traffic were about as bad it gets (although […]
Sand Turtle decorated with sea shells on Sanibel Island Beach, FL.
This week’s Photo Friday (#FriFotos) theme is SUMMER. To me, summer means a season of shorts and flip-flops and playing on the beach. The turtle sand sculpture pictured above was taken during an early morning walk on Sanibel Island, FL.