Central Oregon is such a great place in the summer. High desert, with toasty but not too hot weather, and cool nights. Fortunately we were far from the numerous wildfires that plagued the Northwest this […]
Sweet corn in the midwest is a treat more like dessert that a vegetable. The Quad City area (northwest Illinois and southwest Iowa) is right in the corn belt, and the headquarters of John Deere. That […]
Trivia! Mackinac Island was designated as the SECOND National Park in the US, after Yellowstone. National Park status lasted from 1875 until 1895, when the state of Michigan voted to take it back as a […]
Pronounced MackiNAW, Mackinac Island is only 8 square miles, and a step back in time. No cars are allowed on the island, only horses, carriages and bicycles. The clip clop of horse hooves is definitely […]
We landed in Traverse City, smack in the middle of their National Cherry Festival. Music, art and did we mention cherries? Tasting, cook-offs, pie eating, parades and marching bands. The best of summer in Michigan.