Quaint Travels

Visiting The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY

On a cross country trip from Florida to Colorado we passed by Paducah, KY. It went by virtually unnoticed until I saw a billboard for the National Quilt Museum. My daughter was driving, and we’re reaching that age where she is sometimes more the mom and I’m more the child. Such was the case that…

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A Visit To The Historic Smallwood Store

I love historic things that accurately take me back to the past. It’s a pleasure to know how people lived and shopped over 100 years ago, especially in rural places. Ted Smallwood’s store, which is now a museum, is a perfectly preserved testament to the people of south Florida in the early 1900’s. The most…

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The Kansas Museum of History

While driving my daughter back from Colorado to Florida, we had a wonderful opportunity to stop in Topeka, Kansas to visit relatives. We were very excited to see their farm, horses and honeybees. However, they don’t yet live on the farm, as it’s just a piece of property without a home. That didn’t matter to…

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Memphis Cotton Exchange

My mom and I wanted a short girls trip, but more than an overnight. Neither of us had been to Graceland, so one week we flew to Memphis. The flight was ridiculously early, and we arrived in The Home Of Blues in time for lunch. With time the whole day to kill, we decided on…

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A Day In Fanning Springs, Florida

If you’re visiting Florida and are looking for a quaint afternoon, be sure to check out Point of View Antiques in Fanning Springs. It’s 2 1/2 hours northwest of Disney, but worlds apart. Normally this place would have escaped my radar. It’s nowhere near any main roads. But back when I worked full time at…

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Going to Graceland, Graceland

I love nostalgia, and perhaps nothing is more nostalgic than Elvis Presley. Even though I was very young when he died, his music still plays an important role in my life today. I love all his classics, but my favorite is Suspicious Minds. But did you know that Elvis won only three grammys, and all…

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The World’s Largest Ball of Twine

While on a cross-country trip with my daughter, we wanted to visit some quaint and quirky sights along the way. The World’s Largest Ball of Twine in Cawker City, Kansas was tops on her list. I thought it sounded cute and was all on board. Apparently there is another ball of twine somewhere else that…

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