Our Westfalia Camper is a Diva

Rattling Rita, our Westfalia Camper is a diva. She required afternoon siestas, spa treatments, and attention from her fans when we stopped. 

Fermenta - Perrin Brew Day Extravaganza
Chasing Nostalgia in a Vintage VW Campervan
Chelsea Sounds and Sights
Brew Detroit - Chef Tara
Summer Beer Fest 2022
ROAK Beer Garden

Betty’s Recipe Box – Family Recipes

Betty's recipe box is filled with memories of my mother, family recipes and pieces of history. The note cards and scraps of paper where she wrote her recipes are valuable folklore as well as directions for baking cookies. I loved her cinnamon snaps and buckeyes. We...

Bethlehem Cemetery

Bethlehem Cemetery - Ann Arbor, Michigan Our final stop on the 2012 post-Thanksgiving research fieldtrip to de-tangle the Luick/Lewick tangle. The Bethlehem Cemetery on Jackson Road in Ann Arbor, Michigan, was a treasure trove of history. John David Luick Sr.'s...

Lima Center Cemetery

This cemetery is located on Jackson Road just west of Ann Arbor, Michigan.  The Lima Center Cemetery is also known as the Luick Farm Cemetery.  Lima Center Cemetery The Luick - Lewick family mystery continues.... Our visit to the Lima Center Cemetery...

What do Vegans eat?

What do Vegans eat?  Twigs? Vegans don't eat meat, eggs or dairy. I can't tell you how many times I've heard "What do you eat?" I eat a lot and yes I get enough protein and calcium. We have the milk and beef lobbies to thank for the belief that you must drink milk and...

Andrew Lewick or was it Johann Andreas Luick?

Andrew Lewick or was it Johann Andreas Luick?

  Family Folklore featuring Michigan Pioneer Andrew Lewick A tale of two names, gold rush fever, bigamy and suicide  Every family has Family Folklore and with each generation it either gets embellished or lost. I have always been fascinated by my...

Indianapolis Monumental Marathon

Nov 2012, In a moment of weakness I agreed to run the Monumental Marathon in Indianapolis with Michael Steer and Anne Winters. My original plan was to run the full marathon with Michael but my training was sidetracked by the Dances with Dirt (DWD) race in Hell, Michigan in September.

Best Vegan Recipe Blogs

I am asked routinely, "What are your favorite Vegan Recipe Blog sites?" I have my favorites mostly out of habit. There are thousands of great vegan recipe sites out there.  I'm always on the search for new ones and promise to update this post with more as...

Annual UP Fall Beer Festival 2012

It was our first UP Fall Beer Festival but it was the 4th Annual UP Fall Beer Festival hosted by the Michigan Brewers Guild.   We found all of our favorite Michigan Craft Brewers.  A bit like Christmas for Beer Enthusiasts. Short's Brewing Company Dark Horse Brewing...

Hogback Mountain Hike

Hogback Mountain Hike

Hogback Mountain trail offers a great hike – Located in Michigan’s Huron Mountain range near Marquette. An easy rock scramble, views of Lake Superior.

Kilt Arrives

Five months after purchasing the kilt in Edinburgh, it ARRIVED. Charlie the dog was mildly concerned or perhaps hopeful that it contained something for him.  They needed to weave the "Marshall" tarten before they could hand-sew this beautiful work of art! These were...

Arbor Brewing Co Oktoberfest 2012

Always a good time if you like beer, German food, and polkas. I joined my friends - Jeff, Steve, Tina, Chuck and Michael - on a beautiful, autumn evening  in Ann Arbor, Michigan for a good laugh, a few beers and some music at Arbor Brewing Co's Oktoberfest. I know,...

Dances with Dirt 2012

Dances with Dirt 2012  is an annual event sponsored by Running Fit in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  The race is certainly not an event for everyone but definitely on the bucket list for a few.  I can check it off my list. On September 22, 2012, along with a few of my best...

Vegan’s Hundred

I found the Vegan's Hundred on the Bonzai Aphrodite blog while searching for a vegan haggis recipe and I thought I'd pass it along. She mentioned a ‘The Omnivores Hundred’... yeah thats what I though about the omnivore hundred too. Hannah over at Bittersweet took it...

First Taste of Scotland’s West Highland Way

If you are just joining the blog conversation, Chuck and I spent 10 days hiking in Scotland. Our first taste of Scotland's West Highland Way was in Kinlochleven, After stashing our bags  at the McDonald House and finding our rain gear, we started walking. Our...

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Outdoor Enthusiast, Vegetarian, Michigan Beer Fanatic, Runner, Writer. 
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