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The Linger Longer, KS

The Linger Longer Soda Fountain 119 N Nelson St Bennington, KS
"Step back in time" to experience our authentic soda fountain - one of the few remaining. Continuing tradition, we're in the original 106-year-old building with a beautiful tin ceiling. We still use the same soda fountain and back-bar. Hand-mixing fountain drinks with spigots and pumps allows patrons to experience old-fashioned deliciousness. After enjoying dessert or a sandwich, browse our collection of over 2,000 Dr Pepper collectibles and antiques. It is the second largest public collection in the United States! Plan on having time to play pinball etc. in our extensive game room or relax in the outdoor courtyard. And don't forget to try the Green River! 
I'll just say that visiting this soda shop was just a real meant to be moment in our life, our travel lives, it was so so much fun, I wish I could recall the names of the treats we did try, they had real fun names and were a suggestion from the own…

Strataca Kansas Underground Salt Museum

Strataca Kansas Underground Salt Museum 3650 East Avenue G Hutchinson, KS

I'll start out with that being underground, I don't mind visiting but I can not imagine doing it for a job ...on the daily? I would really miss the light and seeing the outdoors throughout the day or on breaks. What do you think? & pictures are not that great ...I had to go through and weed out some very blurry views. I hope these will give you a great idea of what you will see and enjoy. Very educational and fun. It was neat ...you do ride an elevator down into the mine ...to me you don't really notice the feeling (you might need to pop your ears, but nothing that dramatic??!) or air until you go back up ...it is like a real blowing affect there. You can feel it and hear it, Very wild!!!

The rusty like saw machinery was to cut into the mine wall, I find folks who do this kind of work really are amazing hard working folks ...just so interesting to see. I would highly recommend seeing this museum…

Lindsborg, KS

Lindsborg, KS "Little Sweden USA Home" "Lindsborg is a city in McPherson County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 3,458. Lindsborg is known for its association with Swedish heritage and the biennial Svensk Hyllningsfest"
hi, Thank You for stopping by today!! I was doing a bit of research online to try and figure out more about these "Wild Dala Horse Herd" there are 31 of them to find throughout the city. We didn't find all of them but they were fun to see, the ones we did walk past. For me I think my faves are the Christmas one, I did get both side of that design. The coffee and telephone horse. Very creative and unique. Hope you did enjoy. Have a great day!! Be Well & Be Blessed!! Beth ( ;

The Swedish Crown, KS

The Swedish Crown Restaurant 121 N Main St, Lindsborg, KS

Hey there!! I completely forgot to take pics of the food we got, the hubs & I did share it, let me tell you it was a perfect plate to share, just the right amount of food. I think my favorite part was the salad, I am always dying for a good salad when I am traveling, I crave it. I just love my greens. We have never had Swedish food before (we have done most others like Chinese, Japanese, German, Italian, American, I know I am forgetting some, but I love opening my mind, my palate and all those sort of things in my (our) life, u know what I mean?? so fun!!), very tasty and filling.

I did go online to look at their menu, so I can tell everything we did have: "Lingonberry Iced Tea, Lingonberry Lemonade (the waitress was super kind and gave us drinks 2 go as well, I have noticed that being a new thing, it is so cool, who doesn't need some extra refreshment on the go??! Such a fan!)
Swedish Plater: Swedish Meatballs in…

Mary Whyte "We The People"

"Seven years in the making, WE THE PEOPLE: Portraits of Veterans in America opens at The City Gallery in Charleston, SC, with a Gala Celebration, October 25-27 Mary Whyte's WE THE PEOPLE is a moving and important tribute to our nation's greatest patriots - the men and women who served our country with courage, selflessness and honor." https://www.marywhyte.com/

If I had planned this post better, posting it last Sunday instead of this one, ((but let me tell ya life is busy right now, Thanksgiving prep while I am typing this 2 pies are baking, got lots to prep ... table is set, house is clean, did all my shopping to have everything I gotta chop, or cook and bake. I hope I have not forgotten anything??! I mean the store is not that far but you hate to forget stuff!! 11/27 when I am typing this ... any who!!)) Oops this art exhibit is no longer available to see where we saw it in City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC., it so did work out for us to see it while t…

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, MN

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden 725 Vineland Pl., Minneapolis, MN
Not sure which I love more ...so many amazing pieces of art ...I really think that ART is just something you all will have a differences of an opinion on ...you know??! Sometimes you will just connect with it and understand it ... but then others you just don't ...and that is totally okay. I just love how this rooster just stood out so well against those yellow blooms. What a gorgeous day!!! So many bees buzzing around ...what a day! taken in Sept 2019. THANK YOU for stopping by today. Hope you are well. Take Care. Be Well & Be Blessed!! Beth ( ;

Normandale Japanese Garden, MN

Normandale Japanese Garden Normandale Community College West Lot, 9700 France Ave S, Bloomington, MN

Of all the gardens we have seen I think that Japanese Gardens are really the most relaxing and peaceful ones to take in ...what is it? I truly have no answer ...but you walk in and immediately they just cause you to be lighter, more calm, more relaxed ...they just are great places to enjoy and just get back to nature. Lots of college kids taking in the calm times, laying in the grass, one was playing some sort of flute, no clue ...but it sure was a peaceful sound to listen to. A free garden, but they do enjoy and appreciate donations. Have a lovely day and thank you so much for stopping by. Hope you are well. Take Care!! Be Well & Be Blessed. Beth ( ;

Salisbury, North Carolina

Salisbury Station 215 Depot St, Salisbury, NC
The parents & I ran down to Salisbury, North Carolina for a family wedding in Sept 2019. My hubby was picking up a boat in New York that weekend, so we had fun in separate states!! If you wanna check out the blog that I am writing with my hubby, sharing the building process of this boat, please see here "Mr. E"
I had noticed a picture of a train station right off our elevator in the hotel we were staying in ...and wondered where it was located? ...not to far away, so said the hotel clerk, we got a map and figured out the plan ...My Mom & I drove down to check it out. Enjoy these views. It was different, I guess they used some amazing lighting or something, 'cause my view was a bit different??! Are you a train person? I wish I could have shown to you the amazing flooring in the waiting room, what I assume would have been from the olden days, it was so awesome. But the glare through the window was just nuts, no luck.…

Waterwheel Restaurant, VA

The Inn At Grist Mill Square and Waterwheel Restaurant 124 Old Mill Rd, Warm Springs, VA. 
"Bath County’s most iconic Gristmill is home to the award-wining Waterwheel Restaurant.  Within the walls of a hundred + year old Mill, the Waterwheel is one of Bath County’s premier dining destinations since 1972.  Come and explore our creative menu featuring the freshest local and sustainable ingredients often featuring vegetables and herbs from our onsite garden.  This is our approach to contemporary farm-to-table dining at its finest.  Our small group of highly trained individuals provide exemplary yet warm and personable service in a relaxed yet elegant atmosphere.  Guests are invited to visit our wine cellar deep within the old mill foundation or enjoy a classic cocktail at one of the Commonwealth’s smallest bars – on one of the “best four seats in Virginia”.  When it comes to unforgettable and memorable dining, the Waterwheel Restaurant boasts a long-standing reputation as one of Ba…

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, KY

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens 6220 Old Lagrange Road, Crestwood, KY "Yew Dell is an internationally-recognized center of gardening, plants and education, all offered in a stunning site of significant historical importance. Originally the home, gardens and commercial nursery of the late Theodore Klein and his family, Yew Dell now offers the public exceptional display gardens, an ambitious slate of education programs and community events, ongoing garden plant research, woodland trails and event rental opportunities."
hi there, friends ...glad you stopped by today!! Hope you are well. Enjoy these views!! Now this garden is not huge but fun when all the blooms are out and about, I'm having issues as to which to share with you all?? just saying, so many giggles!!! I was trying to call when we were there for our visit, early 2019, I believe? Be Well & Be Blessed!! Beth ( ;

Bernheim Arboretum, KY

Bernheim Arboretum and Research, 2075 Clermont Rd, Clermont, KY "Is a 15,625 acre arboretum, forest, and nature preserve located in Clermont, Kentucky. Bernheim was founded in 1929 by Isaac Wolfe Bernheim, a German immigrant and successful brewer whose whiskey distillery business established the I.W. Harper brand."

(picture 1) Little Nis - "Forest Giants" in a Giant Forest, by: Thomas Dambo (picture 2) Mama Lormari (picture 3) Little Elina
HI, thank you so much for stopping by today. Hope you are well and having a super great day!! We have been to this gardens before, pretty close to all the Bourbon Distilleries that so many folks love visiting in/near Bardstown, KY. These giants are new to the garden, had to check them out. SO COOL!! I will say that I always try to take pictures without other people in them 'cause I don't know them ...but this was a time that it was impossible to get a shot without some one jumping into the view ... a busy people day!!! I …

Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum

Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum2743  Wimpole Avenue, Knoxville, TN (865) 862-8717 http://knoxgarden.org/
The Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum is located on 47 acres of former Howell Nurseries, featuring walking trails, display gardens, unique & historic horticulture and over two miles of distinctive stone walls and timeless buildings, just five minutes from downtown.
Hey there!! This was a FREE adventure, and doesn't keep you busy for too long and I know it would be awesome to see in prime time blooming season!! This would be a perfect location for wedding, anniversary parties, birthday parties, whatever u wanna celebrate in your amazing grateful life ...this location would be so awesome!! I will say that sadly an older lady (while we were there did trip and fell down) so please be sure to wear proper footwear ... no sandals or unsteady heels... wear tennis shoes, or boots. Hope you are well today. Be Well & Be Blessed!! Take Care!!! Beth ( ;

Norton Grist Mill, TN

Norton Grist Mill Big Ridge State Park, TN
We love seeing mills, it was sad that this was not in operation or in it's original locations but fun to see all the same. 
I wish that folks would realize what history these pieces of art have ...covered bridges, mills, parks, whatever ...we need to raise our children and others folks to know that these are precious items. Respect these items, enjoy their beauty & pass them on to the next generation.
Thank you for stopping by today. Hope you are well. Take Care!! Be Well & Be Blessed!! Beth ( ;