I was strolling through the streets of Old San Juan in Puerto Rico and came across this vintage, orange Volkswagen Beetle. It was the perfect focal point that truly punctuated the charm of this historical sea port.
I wrote last week that I was alone on Valentine’s Day. Yes my loved one wasn’t by my side, but I did go out to dinner with a colleague to J. Alexander’s in Cincinnati. Without hesitation, it was the best meal I have ever had.
Now, I know, that was a very strong statement to make. The best meal ever means that out of all the meals I have ever eaten (over 33,000), this one makes the top of the list. That’s a big deal.
The Montgomery Inn Restaurant in Ohio is an icon of American Culinary History. World famous for their ribs, this logo greats you upon arrival at their original location.
Whenever I travel, I love spoiling myself with food. I eat pretty plainly at home. It’s a money-saving technique. But as soon as I travel and discover a quaint, little Main Street… I’m all over those little boutique shops like “flies on stink” (as my dad once said)! Such was the case on a trip to Madison, Wisconsin when I stumbled upon Fromagination.
Fromagination included one of the four major food groups…
- Bread & Oil
I was returning home from Vancouver via the U.S. Border Crossing in Washington State and encountered this sign. Iconic American landmarks welcomed our return home:
- The U.S. Flag
- The Statue of Liberty
- The U.S. Capitol Building
- Mount Rushmore
- The Golden Gate Bridge
- The Seattle Space Needle
While waiting for the endless queue to advance, I contemplated this sign for a bit. I suppose it’s because I do so much international travel, I don’t ever think about U.S. Travel. France has the Eiffel Tower, Australia the Opera House and Uluru, Egypt the Pyramids and the list goes on and on. But what represents America?
I once had a trip to Junction City, Kansas. Junction City is about a 2-hour drive west of Kansas City, Kansas. Close your eyes and imagine what Junction City must be like. Okay, open them. Junction City is just like you imagined.
Beyond the rolling hills of the countryside rests this small town. Dinner choices included Denny’s, a Subway and that Chinese Restaurant (truth be told, I found a nicer place on my third night in town). When I asked a local where I should eat, they were very delighted to share with me that Olive Garden would be opening soon – but that it wasn’t open yet.