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Delightful Detroit

Much of what we read or hear about Detroit is negative, so when my boss asked for volunteers to go for three days, my first thought was, “No thanks.” But the chance to get out of the office and see a new place sounded fun, so I volunteered. I’m glad I did. My hotel was … Continue reading

Two Hours in Canada

On Monday I flew to Detroit for work related training. Our hotel was on the Detroit River just by the Windsor Tunnel into Canada, so I brought my passport along. Tuesday after work a friend and I caught the bus into Windsor, Ontario. After a five minute and $5.00 ride under the river via the … Continue reading

Dining at Grateful Head Pizza: Memorable for all the wrong reasons

My family and I spent a few days at Beaver’s Bend State Park just north of Broken Bow, Oklahoma last week. The kids wanted pizza Saturday night, so we took them to Grateful Head Pizza in Hochatown. It was so crowded that we had to park in the overflow parking’s overflow section. This was going … Continue reading

How to Have Coffee with Ranchers in West Texas without Being an Ass

Dress normal. If you try to look like a rancher when you aren’t, they’ll know it before you sit down. Don’t be a clown. Stay quiet. Ranchers and farmers are friendly, but they are generally on the verge of losing their patience, especially during a drought. Don’t test them by asking stupid questions. Know the … Continue reading

A Weekend at the (Haunted?) Hotel Turkey

It was dark and windy when we arrived at Hotel Turkey in Turkey, Texas, population 421. We parked in a dirt lot across the street, which was empty other than a large black dog trotting home for the night. The hotel originally opened in 1927 and has stayed in business continuously since then. George W. … Continue reading

Ghost Hunting in Granbury, Part Two: John Wilkes Booth, The Nuttshell Eatery and Bakery, and the Granbury Opera House

My nine-year-old son Ben and I recently went on a ghost hunting trip to the historic square in Granbury, Texas. If you missed part one of this story, you can read it here, where I wrote about our favorite stop, the Old Jail and Museum. A close second was the Nuttshell Eatery and Bakery. Built … Continue reading

Book Review: Paranormal Texas by Tui Snider

Paranormal Texas: Your Travel Guide to Haunted Places near Dallas and Fort Worth By Tui Snider   Tui Snider’s handy little guide gives just enough information to make readers want to grab a camera and hit the roads of North Texas. I began reading it on a Friday, and by Saturday afternoon I had already … Continue reading

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