Kansas City is only a 2 1/2 hour drive away from Springfield, MO, so it’s slightly closer to us than St. Louis. My companion and I drove there on a Saturday morning and do you know where our first stop was? Whenever we visit a larger city we always have to make a Trader Joe’s run. I mean, I don’t haaave to, but how else am I going to buy mini-hedgehog cookies, Orangina, and Italian truffle cheese? Do you have any recent TJ favorites? The next stop was somewhere I’ve never been before: IKEA.
Here’s a little secret: Oklahoma City is a gem in the Midwest. I feel like most people think of OKC as being super boring, and if I didn’t know better, I would probably agree with them. But it’s not!! Read more
This past Saturday I had the pleasure of attending the 4th annual MO Food Truck Fest. The festival was held downtown Springfield in a field next to the Springfield Expo Center. We got there about noon and it was HOT – like ninety degree-sunny hot. I don’t know about you, but when it gets that hot I don’t have the biggest appetite. Or the only thing that sounds good is ice cream or cold beer….
Springfield Missouri is only a little over three hours from Pawhuska, Oklahoma – AKA home of the Pioneer Woman. QUEEEN. My mom and I took a day and drove to Pawhuska to visit Ree’s Mercantile; the Mercantile is a restaurant, bakery and store. Ree and Ladd Drummond spent years renovating the hundred-year-old Osage Mercantile building on Main Street so that they could welcome visitors from near and far. Read more
I always love a little alliteration, don’t you? 🙂
One of my longtime readers, Jessica, (HI JESS!) inspired this latest post. She’ll be in Raleigh this summer and was wanting a few restaurant and bakery recommendations. I only lived in Raleigh a year and a half, but definitely ate my fair share of Rise Donuts and Goodberry’s Frozen Custard. I miss Raleigh so much! It was a great place to live and work, and it would be a great place to come back and visit. Read more
The next day we were not feeling the best (haha!), so we had breakfast at the closest, greasiest restaurant we could find….
I apologize for such late posts on San Francisco and Spain! It’s been almost a month since we got back home. I thought I’d start with San Francisco. My boyfriend was there for a conference and I joined him for a couple of days of fun on the west coast by nonreving on my flight benefits. He was still at the conference on the first afternoon I was there so I walked around the neighborhood where our airbnb was, shopped, and ate tacos and frozen yogurt. I love all of the beautiful plants and flowers!