Beerknurds Rock!

Besides the best pretzels we’ve ever tasted, we think the Flying Saucer Draught Emporium is one of the best bre-pubs around. If one is lucky enough to land a barstool, let the tasting begin! Bartenders are very helpful when it comes to choosing the right draught, which might mean happy …

Impressed with Phoenix Hobby Shop

Wow, what a find! Duncan’s RCin Phoenix, Ariz., has a very nice inventory with parts even for a 15-year-old foamy! They carry planes, drones, helicopters, cars, boats, rockets, models and lots of accessories and parts. The shop might appear small, but there sure is lots of stuff in there! It’s …

Frog Jam

Have you ever tried it? We saw frog jam for the first time at a farm stand just outside Paducah, Kentucky, and we’ve been unable to find any more. Now that it’s a new growing season, we’ll be on the lookout. It’s fantastic! Have you seen this in a store …

Joey in the Hood

What began with a special request for a knitted hood with fake antlers for a Doodle named Ziggy became a passion for canine hoody design. So far, there’s been two rainbow hoodies, two cammo hoodies, and a lavender hoody made. Each was made with a particular breed in mind, due …

Another Hobby Shop to Close

Sadly, another in a long list of hobby shops will soon be closing, the Hobby Barn in Tucson, Ariz. Naturally, one just had to stop in a few times to check on sales that first week after the announcement. It’s a pretty nice shop with a wide variety of models, …

The Pumpkin Vine

Late fall days that weren’t too cold and blustery were perfect for bicycle rides along the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail in Middlebury, Indiana. We parked our car across from it at Pumpkinvine Cyclery, where owners Spencer and Brittany Short, were more than hospitable. They gave us some great bargains: a new …

Northeastern Indiana Brewpubs

We enjoyed exploring brewpubs and museums in Northeastern Indiana for more than a month during the late fall. Factory Service at Entegra Coach was our reason for going north instead of south at that time of year. Some things on our list took a while, but even though our teeth …

Loaded Potatoes

We love loaded baked potatoes, and one day I decided to change up the toppings… The usual cast of characters includes fat-free cottage cheese and chopped green onions, tomatoes, jalapeños and spinach. This glorious mountain of goodness is then decorated with freshly cracked peppercorns, preferably the colorful medley variety. But …