Star Trek: The Exhibition boldly leads us to the Mall of America

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  When I learned the Mall of America had a Star Trek exhibit, I told Lisa we had to go to the Twin Cities for the Independence Day holiday weekend. I HAD to see it! Life wouldn’t be complete without it. OK, maybe I went a little overboard on that part, but I did want… Continue Reading …

Mall of America is soooo much more than shopping; Entertainment is major attraction

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  The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, is the largest indoor mall in North America. It’s the 12th largest in the world. It’s also so much more than shopping…though, that can be a fun experience, as well. The Mall of America (MOA) is home to the Nickelodeon Universe amusement park. People can jump on… Continue Reading …

Twin Cities visit opens our eyes to so many opportunities

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I always thought I knew the Twin Cities. After all, we used to go there a few times ayear. Of course, most of those trips consisted of hanging out at the Mall of America and catching a Vikings or Twins game. Then, heading back to unwind at the hotel. We also “explored” downtown. Or at… Continue Reading …

August Midwest Twitter Chat featuring Lincoln, Nebraska

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We are very excited to team up with Sara Broers of Travel with Sara to bring our love of the Midwest to you. Each month we highlight a new feature destination of the Midwest with the monthly Midwest Twitter Chat! They are held on the first Wednesday each month from 11:00 a.m.- noon (CT). Lincoln, Nebraska, will be featured on… Continue Reading …

Tom+Chee: Grilled Cheese and Grilled Donuts for all seasons

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Who doesn’t like “fun” food?  Not seeing any hands raised. Ok, we are all on the same page! Trew Quackenbush and Corey Ward took our childhood favorites of grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup and gave them a fantastic tasty twist. Add in what they call fancy grilled doughnuts and you have Tom+Chee. Think it… Continue Reading …

Fulton, Missouri, museum memorializes Winston Churchill

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A museum recognizing British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the middle of America? Churchill delivered one of his greatest speeches on the campus of Westminster College in Fulton during a 1946 visit with President Harry S. Truman. Truman, a Missourian, recommended Churchill visit the college to receive an honorary degree. Churchill warned of the dangers… Continue Reading …

St. Louis Science Center offers much to see – from prehistoric times to space travel

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Space may be the final frontier, but it’s my favorite area of the St. Louis Science Center. Visitors can check out exhibits related to space, space travel and even the stars. The Science Center offers variety of activities and exhibits for all ages. But, my two favorite centered on space and dinosaurs (yes, apparently, I… Continue Reading …

The Magic House is a fun children’s museum in St. Louis

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  It’s not often we get to talk about a site geared toward kids. Fortunately, we had the pleasure of visiting The Magic House in St. Louis with our niece, Starla. Starla, 5, was spending time with the grandparents, so the five of us ventured off to the unknown of the St. Louis Children’s Museum.… Continue Reading …

St. Louis’ City Diner serves great food with nostalgia

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Have a little history with your meal at St. Louis’ City Diner at the Fox. The corner café is located next door to the city’s Fox Theater, home to Broadway series shows and other performances. Peter Spoto opened the first City Diner on South Grand, after returning home from living in Alaska, where he honed… Continue Reading …

The Parkway Hotel offers central location for St. Louis visits

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Located minutes from several of St. Louis’ most popular attractions, the Parkway Hotel offers guests a quality stay at a central location. We enjoyed visiting the Parkway during a recent St. Louis trip. Our room – suite is more like it – was very comfortable and spacious. The living area included a sofa, which could… Continue Reading …