Bacon Bowl 2014: There’s No Such Thing as Too Much Bacon!

Bacon Bowl 2014 in Bentonville, AR

Bacon, Bacon, Bacon, Bacon Bowl! Yesterday, I was thrilled to attend the 2nd annual Bacon Bowl festival, which was sponsored by Petit Jean Meats. I wrote last year about attending the inaugural event in Fayetteville, Arkansas, which was fun and incredibly delicious. But this year’s event, which was held up the road in downtown Bentonville, […]

Visiting the Queen’s ‘Little Weekend Retreat’ Known as Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle in England

Okay, I admit it: I LOVE exploring castles. This includes walking around ancient ruins, seeing majestic old buildings from afar, and especially being able to peek inside over-the-top glamorous rooms used long ago by generations of royals, such as the beautiful Schönbrunn and Hofburg Palaces in Vienna, Austria that I wrote about previously. But during […]

Guest Post: Discover the Bartlett Arboretum – a Hidden Gem with a Famous Benefactor

Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine, Kansas

[NOTE from Deborah: Guest blogger Sandy Conner wrote back in September about Monet's gorgeous gardens in Giverny, France. This new post is also about a beautiful garden area, albeit a bit hidden, here in the States. Enjoy!] Over three decades ago, the Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine, Kansas touched my heart and soul and left […]

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