Adventure #93: South Haven Icebreaker Festival Part 2

I harbor a secret suspicion the reason Rooster wanted us to make the trip to Michigan to attend the Icebreaker Festival at South Haven was the Crow’s Nest restaurant in Kalamazoo. The proof I have for this notion is the fact he passed up the free hotel breakfast to travel forty-five miles out of our … Continue reading Adventure #93: South Haven Icebreaker Festival Part 2

Adventure #92: South Haven Icebreaker Festival Part 1

I was surprised when Rooster suggested we take an overnight trip to Michigan. We all know his financial tendencies run in the direction of cheap. The fact we’re trying to pay off everything before we retire in two years means we’re watching every penny right now. The reason for his unexpected suggestion center around a … Continue reading Adventure #92: South Haven Icebreaker Festival Part 1

Adventure # 91: A Visit to an Underground Rail Historic Site

The Underground Railroad has always fascinated me. There was a time when I checked out every book I could find in the local university library to uncover the secrets of this mysterious organization. The story of the network of secret locations in a network of people aimed at smuggling freedom seekers to Canada has always … Continue reading Adventure # 91: A Visit to an Underground Rail Historic Site

Adventure #85: Holiday Market at Union Square

From the time Santa rides into town on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade float, New York City is flooded with the Christmas spirit. Cute Santa Clause and toy soldier displays appear in shop windows. Colorful decorations energize the streets from Manhattan to Queens with New York-style Christmas trimmings. The Holiday Market, located in Union Square, … Continue reading Adventure #85: Holiday Market at Union Square