Category: Traveling

  • St Francis Hermitage Review

    St Francis Hermitage Review t Francis Hermitage Review. Superb. Amazing. Spectacular. Service, food, and ambiance. Run by the sisters of St Francis’ order, the cafe offers French cuisine on small plates or complete dinners. Everything is organic and most source hyper-locally, with bread and pastry products, bakes daily on-site. We chose breakfast items, tho it […]

  • Red Pines Bar & Grill – Onalaska, WI

    Red Pines Bar & Grill Review

  • Hotel Cantoria Review – Florence, Italy

    Great value, outstanding breakfasts, have not returned to buffet style, instead tell the server your selections from a fairly broad menu and she will appear with your plates in minutes. Quality food. Most rooms are simply furnished, very clean. There are some remodeled rooms. Reception is on the 5th floor, press the appropriate bell to […]

  • I-80 Truckstop Review – Walcott Iowa

    I-80 Truckstop Review The I-80 Truckstop, I love this place.  I’ve been stopping by here for 30 years, at least.  Think of it as a “mall for truckers,” but us regular folks can go too.  There are shops, displays, a food court, and a 24-hour restaurant, which is where I hit.  They have three buffets […]

  • Ross Restaurant Review – Bettendorf Iowa

    Ross Restaurant Review Ross has been around forever, although it’s in a new location than the one when I used to live here.  Owned a radio station here, and the light of my life, my daughter was born here.  For those of you unfamiliar with the city, it is one of the “Quad Cities,” four […]

  • Basil’s Pizza Review – Northfield, MN

    Basil’s Pizza Review I hate thinking about anything that I learned about “FIFTY YEARS AGO,” but here we are again, at Basil’s Pizza in Northfield, MN, our go-to pizza as students at St Olaf College. Back then, it was called “Bill’s Pizza.”  My fellow students and I kept Bill’s busy, as did our rival college […]

  • Re-Pete’s Saloon and Grill Review – Black River Falls, WI

    Re-Pete’s Saloon and Grill Review Black River Falls is a burg in Wisconsin on I-94, two hours from Minneapolis, two hours from Madison, and five, give or take, from Chicago.  It’s a hub for outdoor sports in all seasons, no matter your choice of Northwoods fun.  They also have one of six locations of casinos […]

  • Russ Kendalls Smokehouse Review – French River, Minnesota

    Russ Kendalls Smokehouse Review Writing about Russ Kendalls Smokehouse Review, I can’t pin down how long they have been in business, but I certainly remember stopping there with my dad 60+ years ago.  Long an institution on the north shore of Lake Superior, about 15 miles north of Duluth, Kendalls smokes and sells herring, walleye, […]

  • Laughing Larrys Lunchroom Review – Tomah Wisconsin

    Laughing Larrys Lunchroom Review Talking about Laughing Larrys Lunchroom Review. frequently look for “offbeat” places when I travel, always in search of a great “undiscovered” meal.  Found one at a truckwash outside of Tomah, WI, just off I-94 and I-90, and right before the “I divides.” Laughing Larry does two things well (that I know […]

  • Lake Aire Review, Lake Geneva, WI

    Lake Aire Review For over 50 years, the Lake Aire has occupied, arguably, the most valuable real estate corner in this vacation paradise. Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, 82 miles northwest of Chicago, Illinois, has long been a four-season playground for area elite as well as the hoi polloi.  Watersports and beaches in the summer, skiing, snowmobiles […]