I woke one day with my grandmother’s hands. The backs of my hands, once soft and smooth, were suddenly filled with veins that looked like a 3D road map and skin I could pinch into tiny flesh-colored tents. Now the pads of my fingers are perpetually puckered like the aftermath of a two-hour bubble bath… Continue reading I woke one day with my grandmother’s hands
When Sweetums and I went to Branson, Mo., last summer, the first place he wanted to stop was the World's Largest Toy Museum. Is anyone surprised? The museum was open with pandemic rules: masks, a limited number of people inside, and six feet of separation from other visitors. Because of that, the museum only had… Continue reading Our visit to the World’s Largest Toy Museum
This is a guest blog by my Sweetums, Wil Elrick, who has been writing about places to put on our – and your – bucket list. By Wil Elrick After last weeks’ story about The Winchester Mystery House, I wanted to contribute more posts about the weird, wacky, haunted and wild places that we have… Continue reading The eerie abandoned city that’s burning from below: Guest post
This is the first blog post I've ever written about an emergency vehicle, but, trust me, this one deserves it. When Sweetums and I were in Branson, Mo., over the summer, we saw a sign that said "Hurts Donut Co." You know what happened next, right? I grabbed the wheel and we went careening into… Continue reading See? Donut emergencies are real, people
Many people don’t realize historic Route 66 goes through Kansas. That’s likely because it only covers about 11 miles, from Galena to Baxter Springs. But with the goal of eventually driving the entire route, Sweetums and I recently drove the Kansas portion. The route enters Kansas at Galena, a town of about 3,000 souls. It… Continue reading Wait … is Kansas even on Route 66?