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Mitchell, South Dakota. Home of the Last Crop Palace

October 22, 2016


The world’s only remaining crop palace is a premier tourist attraction in this small city of a little over 15,000. The Mitchell Corn Palace is certainly something to see, and some 500,000 tourists come each year from all over the country to do exactly that. They wander through the inside of the building, reading the […]

A Taste of the ‘Golden Age of Railroading’ – The Verde Canyon Railway and La Posada in Winslow, AZ

December 3, 2014


A few weeks ago we climbed aboard the Verde Canyon Railway in Clarksdale, Arizona to experience the beauty of the great northern Arizona landscape. It was a four-hour ride through a wild and winding river-carved canyon, while lounging in comfortable luxury complete with appetizers and a full bar. It was fun. Nearly 90,000 people a […]

Taming the West One Meal at a Time. Fred Harvey and His Harvey Houses

November 28, 2014


You probably think cowboys or settlers tamed the frontier, but actually it was Fred Harvey. While not exactly a household name today, there was a time when just about everyone in Kansas, New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada had at least heard of him, even if they had not yet been fed by him. Fred Harvey […]

February, 2014. Lakeland, Florida. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Great Education Temple

February 18, 2014


When I spotted Florida Southern College on a map of Lakeland, it certainly didn’t ring any bells with this Michigander. But then, neither did Flagler College in St. Augustine (another post), and what a surprise THAT was. They say good things come in small packages, and this small package turned out to hold the largest […]

January, 2014. St. Augustine, Florida. I Want to Go Back to College!

January 19, 2014


…but only if I can go to Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. On second thought, I’d probably not pass a single class as I’d be too busy gazing out Tiffany windows and studying the unique Spanish Renaissance grandeur of this truly unique place. Flagler College is located in the former Ponce de Leon Hotel […]

December, 2013. Mobile, Alabama. In Good Company

December 2, 2013


When a city appears on a ‘Top Ten’  list alongside the likes of Sacramento, Denver, Portland and Houston, it’s got to have something special going on. Now, some people might think Mobile, Alabama wouldn’t rate a top ten listing in anything – except Mardi Gras – but last year the Azalea City’s Bienville Square sufficiently […]

October, 2012. Asheville, North Carolina. Feeling Like a Vanderbilt At the Grove Park Inn

October 5, 2012


Asheville, once known as Morristown, was re- named after then-North Carolina Governor Samuel Ashe in the hopes of receiving special favors and considerations – a hope never realized, as the city received no favors, no considerations and not even one visit from its namesake. However, if Samuel Ashe was alive today, he’d sure beat a […]