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The heart of North America beats through towering forests, undulating fields, high-plain deserts, pulsating metropolises and offbeat oases.a.

Mora Asian Kitchen in Bolingbrook Illinois

Mora Asian Kitchen in Bolingbrook Illinois The first time I ate at  MORA Asian Kitchen was for a blogging dinner. I was invited by a food blogger to take the place of another blogger who had to cancel last minute. I was excited to take their place. MORA had only been open about one year at the time and was located in Bolingbrook Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Drinks...

Things to do on Lookout Mountain in Alabama

Things to do on Lookout Mountain in Alabama

Things to do on Lookout Mountain in Alabama Not many people have heard of Mentone, Alabama but many of us have heard of Lookout Mountain.  I visited once when I was a teenager with my Girl Scout Troop on a trip to Chattanooga, Tennessee.  The Tennessee sides claim to fame is you can see seven states from one of the lookouts.  I didn’t get a chance to admire the...

DeSoto State Park in Alabama

DeSoto State Park in Alabama

DeSoto Falls The 107-foot waterfall is at DeSoto State Park on Lookout Mountain.  The falls are one of the tallest and most visited waterfalls in Alabama and named after the Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto. Many people come to enjoy the lake, picnics, and hiking. Little River Canyon Ten miles south of DeSoto State Park, is Little River Falls in Little River Canyon...

Trip to Maui Hawaii 2005

Trip to Maui, Hawaii October 29, 2005 thru November 6, 2005   I had never traveled so much for pleasure in one year.  In April 2005 I got my first passport and my first stamp in London.  Then in September flew off to Paris, my dream destination.  Then 2 weeks later I’m back on the plane to Hawaii.  This was a dream.  People often wonder where I get the...