A hunting we will go (Part 3)

Who would have thought Indiana would have so many bridges? After all, I saw my fair share in Vermont, and a few here and there in Pennsylvania. Armed with driving directions, fold out maps and well wishes from strangers at the visitor center, I felt like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. “Follow the Yellow Brick Road…” The music begins to swell in the background as the munchkins sing “Your off to find.. Read More

Going on a manhunt

Why do I feel like I’m going through the days of cavemen while searching for Monsieur? A day trip to southern Illinois led me to Shawnee National Forest and finally to the Garden of the Gods. In 3,300 acres of land, I climbed through unusual rock formations just to find my man. Instead of feeling like a woman in love, I felt like a bounty hunter. There is fascination and calm among these.. Read More

A hunting we will go (Part 2)

My three months in Indiana were not wasted. I chose to work part time at a local clinic to garner enough money for the next adventure, allowing enough time in-between to explore. Monsieur’s tracks led to a northern town called Rockville.  The uniqueness of the area was not understood until I stopped at a visitor’s center. When I entered the building, the hostess was attempting to disconnect a phone call, but whoever was.. Read More

A hunting we will go (Part 1)

After my year-long trek in Tibet, I re-packed my car and continued the search for Monsieur. The road starts from 35 N from Lenexa, KS, to I-70 E  into St. Louis past the Arch and towards Indiana. The trail ends in Evansville. Why? I have no idea. I had awakened one morning to find a road map that was outlined to this destination stuck between the blade of my wiper and windshield. Evansville.. Read More

Trains, tracks, St. Louis bound

The frustration and push to find monsieur requires a recharge of the mind and spirit. Amtrak is the answer. The day before the trip, I headed towards the downtown area, and located the historic Union Station. As a very young child, this building started my love for trains when my class went on a short but memorable trip. The 0730 departure will place me in St. Louis at 1300 hours or 1:30 pm for those nonmilitary people. 8/3/2010. Reality hits the back.. Read More

Do you know the way to K.C.MO.? (Part 2)

The chase temporarily ended as I turned and located my seating area. Feeling somewhat defeated, I adjusted the ear buds to my I Touch and pressed the button to drown out the noise around me. The theatre was buzzing with activity. Set technicians worked with the lighting, movement and timing of the stage props. Music from the orchestra pit drifted on the light winds that tried to cool down the 95 degree temperature. A small group of volunteers,.. Read More

Do you know the way to K.C.MO.? (Part 1)

The warden turned down my request to visit the Federal Penitentiary. So much for finding my man there. Highway 7 from Leavenworth, KS directed me out-of-town like an unwanted visitor. I have the feeling that my search for Monsieur was a trick and I must admit my mistake and head back into the city. The forty minute drive caused me to work up an appetite. As I pulled into the parking lot of the Waffle House my resolve began to melt… Read More

Shackles on my feet.

During my search for monsieur, the trail stopped in Leavenworth, Kansas. History states that in 1854, the city of Leavenworth was founded as the “First City of Kansas”. The famous Buffalo Bill Cody spent a chunk of his youth here and later worked as a Pony Express rider and Army scout. The Kansas State Penitentiary, after many ups and downs, was finally completed in 1866. Occupancy started in 1868. The big dog, Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary opened the first.. Read More

The road to Monsieur…

In the search for Monsieur…, I have traveled to many places far and wide. Let me make one thing clear at the start. Monsieur does not have to be French or of any European background. He  may be Brazilian, Aussie, American even African. Heck, Monsieur could even be a Merman! The purpose of this blog is to inform you and keep me on track regarding the places I have gone to seek him out, win his heart and to.. Read More

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