Did You Say Go West? (4) Finding the Unusual

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is aware”-Martin Buber   While traveling, there are the wild, strange and the unusual to be found. For me, a unique site that I discovered was The World’s Only Corn Palace, 604 N. Main St. in Mitchell, SD. An estimated 500,000 tourists from all over the United States and beyond, travel to this small area of the state to view the unique corn murals… Read More

Did you say go West? (chapter 1)

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“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind” There is a time when restlessness determines a new direction in one’s life. For me, it this is a constant. The more I feel boxed in, the further I want to fly. So with the washing away of  winter and smell and sounds of spring, it is time to flee. This time the road calls for me to move westward and not necessarily.. Read More

A Donut Affair

Chocolate delights

  How does a love affair usually start? Sometimes it begins with a glance or a look over a glass counter at a shop. Before you know it, a desire courses through your veins causing you to think or dream about it all the time. All reason goes out the window and you must have them. That’s how it started with me and LaMar’s-donuts that is. It seemed so long ago, twenty years.. Read More

You Better Watch Out…

Trees galore

“Come, woo me, woo me, for now I am in a holiday humor and like enough to consent.” William Shakespeare Now that we’ve wolfed down the turkey, dressing, potatoes and gravy, it’s time to rest and digest. After all, there are two more holidays we must pull through. My favorite is just around the corner. Yes, I’m a sucker for Christmas. I’m that person who decorates to the hilt. In fact, I have decorated.. Read More

Cool Colors and Cider Drinks

“Of  all the seasons, autumn  offers the most  to man and requires the least of him.”-Hall Borland Hot Cider anyone? It’s that time of the year when cool winds of the upcoming season tickles our cheeks and whispers in our ears that winter is on its way. Autumn’s fingers tap the leaves that hang bright green from unsuspecting branches, sending a wave of brilliant colors through its veins. Soon, the leaves break free,.. Read More

The Need to Flee

“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travels sake. The great affair is to move.” Robert Lewis Stevenson – Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes There are times when running away is fun. To get away from all the grown up and expected responsibilities that label us once we pass the age of twenty-one. For me, the need to flee is nothing new. I dream and wonder, “What if?” or “How did that.. Read More

Oh So Simple

“Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t.”-Richard Bach I can’t believe that it’s been a month plus since returning to the mainland. I was foolish enough to think that a little rest and returning to my old stomping grounds would make me ok and ready to roll again. Boy was I wrong! For one week, I floated between sleep and half wakefulness… Read More

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