The whimsy and wonder of the Shire comes to life during our visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set during our New Zealand vacation.
Iron Fish Distillery hosted their 3rd Annual Hats and Horses Event on May 4th. They won first place in my books as the best Kentucky Derby Party. The odds were good since it was my first Kentucky Derby Party. I think it would be a safe bet that it won’t be my last.
We’ve got answers to your New Zealand trip questions. Like how long was the fight? Which side of the road do you drive? What did you eat? What did you see?
Our journey to Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands included a surprise visit to an odd museum before landing on the edge of Kinlochleven.
We wrecked the rental car in Stirling during our Scotland adventure and ended up with a delightful evening sharing scotch with family and new friends.
Our chant, “Open, Open, Open” kept time with the sleet hitting the windshield while we waited in the car for the for Lake Ann Brewing Company to open. Our chant worked! Not only did the doors open but we got a very special treat.
Mother Nature tried to rain on our parade, so we made the best of it by seeking fine Michigan beers in the Leelanau peninsula.
The Iron Fish Distillery Tours are a bargain at $10 a person. Not only do you get a history lesson, a demonstration of their soil-to-spirit process, and a guided tasting of their fine spirits but also a motivational experience.
There is no place like home for the holidays. Thank you, MSHDA, for inviting us to share our meaning of home and for the homeownership programs you provide.
We hit the ground running to explore the magical city of Edinburgh with our new friend Miles from Guided Scotland.
Our road trip through the Cairngorms National Park opens in St. Andrews and ends with a selfie in front of the Royal Family’s Scottish home. Sandwiched in the middle we explored Dunnottar and Balvenie Castles and the Elgin Cathedral.
Our hiking adventures in the Cairngorms and Glen Coe were even sweeter with the help of Murray and Allan from Kingdom Guides.
We visited Scotland’s Orkney Mainland in search of Neolithic tombs, prehistoric monuments, Viking graffiti, Highland coos, Holy Relics, Scotch and maybe a sheep or two. We were not disappointed.
We set out on Record Store Day to explore some of the independent vendors across Michigan who help us find those joyous vinyl treasures.
Get ready to watch some hill running insanity as the Red Bull 400 debuts at the Copper Peak Ski Flying hill in Ironwood on May 12, 2018
Standing tall on Lake Michigan’s shore is Little Sable Point Lighthouse and it is a beauty. We caught the lighthouse bug last summer during our romp about Michigan. It is highly contagious. After you tour one, you’ll find yourself scanning the beach for the familiar beacon.