Destination: “The Canebrake”

Stealing another cocktail idea . . . → Read More: Destination: “The Canebrake”

Little Italy on the Plains

Geographically, I guess Krebs, Oklahoma is in the Sandstone Hills part of the the state and not the Plains, but I think most people’s perception of this state is flat grasslands with cowboys and indians. Regardless, I doubt that anyone could imagine this “Little Italy” in the Sooner State.

I had been dying to go . . . → Read More: Little Italy on the Plains

Winery Dinner Visit

Fabulous Salsa Verde Recipe . . . → Read More: Winery Dinner Visit

More Dallas trip

Unfortunately, our conference had us hooked up from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. every day. We learned a lot but that did not leave us much time for adventure.

Our group did find a few great places in Dallas.

Sol Irlandes Restaurant (1525 Main St.): One of the valets at our hotel made this recommendation. . . . → Read More: More Dallas trip

Dallas trip

Wow–went from Taos immediately to Dallas for a business conference. We were lucky enough to stay at The Joule in downtown Dallas. What a funky, cool place. Here is a shot as I sat in the lobby working on this post. (The far right artwork reminds me of the eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckelburg billboard . . . → Read More: Dallas trip

Eating Out Locally

We were fortunate enough to visit Local Table, a restaurant in Tulsa, OK, before the Anthony Bourdain extravaganza this weekend. They seem to have a rotating menu that revolves around what they can obtain from the local farmers’ market.

This place has a really casual vibe, but a really eclectic crowd. Sitting near us were . . . → Read More: Eating Out Locally

More Birmingham

We stumbled upon ArtWalk 2009. I love it when we just happen upon local events like this.

We sought out some local restaurants and eateries like J. Clyde’s where we tried Good People beer on tap. We also found “The Original” Pancake House , a great place for a Sunday morning late breakfast. Plan to . . . → Read More: More Birmingham


Just got back from Taos. A potentially great trip was dampened by the fact that our family pet was deathly ill and at the vet for the entire week we were traveling. We did try to enjoy ourselves in between dire phone calls from the vet. The good news is that our little pet did . . . → Read More: Taos

Santa Fe

“My pleasant disposition likes the world with nobody in it.” –Georgia O’Keefe (Life, March 1, 1968)

I copied down this quote from the Life article on O’Keefe that was on display in the Georgia O’Keefe Museum in Santa Fe. We traveled their in October 2008. It was my second trip and my husband’s first. We . . . → Read More: Santa Fe