Chicago Blizzard

We were very lucky Sunday morning to get out of Chicago O’hare before the blizzard. We took off two hours late, around 12:30 with already 6 inches on the ground and it had been snowing for 16 hours. After a couple of de-icings, we managed to get off.

Hungarian Cabbage Rolls – Yum Yum

What a great fall recipe from Viking River Cruises. Check this out: Paprika comes in five grades of pungency: from the dark red and very mild “delicacy” paprika to the very pungent light red “rose” paprika. In Hungary paprika is not a garnish, but rather an integral part of the dish. Try this delightful celebration […]

Historic Roswell Georgia’s Boo Y’all Scarecrow Contest

If Help Me Sleep’s “sleeping” scarecrow wins the Historic Roswell Boo Y’all Scarecrow Contest,all proceeds will go to The Humane Society of the East Coast. Please go to Facebook and like and follow on twitter so I can get the word out. Thanks from all the rescues out there, including my little Frodo.

Does Anyone Remember PTL, Heritage USA, Jim & Tammy Faye Bakker?

John and I  just recently returned from Rock Hill, SC for a group travel conference. While there we went searching for the “ruins” left from bankruptcy of the old Praise the Lord (PTL) network, their amusement park, Heritage USA, and what we had been told was pitiful remains of the amphitheater where they used to […]

Do You Take Your Pillow With You When Traveling?

I do! I am very interested in seeing just how many people schlep their pillow. I don’t like the thought of laying my mouth down on something that only has a thin piece of cotton between it and all the other people that I don’t know who have been there. It makes me sick to […]

We Need a Pet-Friendly Cruise!

We take our little Yorkie, Frodo, with us as much as we can. We have yet to try the airline ordeal, but it is just a matter of time, when we will need to do that. I found this great article on the NY Times website that helped me so much. I have a lot […]

What in the World is VAT?

A value added tax (VAT) is a form of consumption tax. VAT is like a sales tax in that ultimately only the end consumer is taxed. It differs from the sales tax in that, with the latter, the tax is collected and remitted to the government only once, at the point of purchase by the end consumer. With the VAT, collections, […]