Lumi Snow – Fort Worth, Texas

In North Fort Worth, there is a little dessert spot called Lumi Snow. It’s not ice cream. It’s not a snow cone. It is a cold dessert served on slate with an elaborate and fun presentation. This place is popular and seating is sparse. While you are waiting, it is perfectly acceptable to stare at…

Drew’s Place – Fort Worth, Texas

When I need comfort food this is where I go.  I will go as far to say that this is my absolute favorite place to eat in Fort Worth. Since 1987, Drew’s Place has been serving some home cooked Soul Food. Their fried chicken is the best in The Fort.  It’s crispy, juicy and full…

Their Finest

One of this summer’s big blockbusters, Dunkirk, hits theaters this Friday. I love the story of Dunkirk. SPOILER ALERT – Sort of. It is history, after all. During World War II, from May 26th – June 4th, 1940, there were British, Canadian and Dutch Allied soldiers trapped at the French Dunkirk harbor with Nazis advancing…

The Myrtles Plantation – St. Francisville, Louisiana

Deep in Louisiana between Alexandria and Baton Rouge is one of America’s most haunted locations – The Myrtles Plantation. When you are going to The Myrtles, your GPS cannot find it.  It will take you to every location around it, but not there. Eventually, you make it.  When you drive up to the house, the landscape takes you…

Meso Maya – Fort Worth, Texas

If I were to wear an I ❤ Meso Maya t-shirt with flashing lights while throwing a Mardi Gras-esque parade with sky writers above, it would not be sufficient enough to express how delighted I am with Meso Maya. Located in Tanglewood on Hulen in the old Rock Fish location, Meso Maya has made a…

St. Michael’s Church – Vienna, Austria

Vienna is not so much a walking city as it is a city for those that like to wander. Everywhere you look; left, right, forward, behind you, or straight up, there is something beautiful to see. Rich in history, music, and art of all medias, this city captivates me. I love it when this happens….

The Beguiled

be·guile bəˈɡīl/ verb charm or enchant (someone), sometimes in a deceptive way. “The Beguiled” is Sofia Coppola’s first film since The Bling Ring. Based on A Painted Devil by Thomas Cullinan, Clint Eastwood starred in the 1971 film adaptation. The story takes place in Virginia during the Civil War at an all-girls boarding school. Only…

Windsor Ruins – Claiborne County, Mississippi

About 10 miles southwest of Port Gibson is what is left of the largest antebellum Greek Revival mansion ever built in the State of Mississippi.  Three stories with twenty-five rooms (each room with a fireplace).  The construction costs of the home were $175,000 at the time or roughly $4,665,000 in today’s market. Windsor played a…

Texas State Cemetery – Austin, Texas

I try to visit at least one cemetery every place I go.  They are full of history, impressive art and it gives you a little time to reflect or ponder life or to simply honor the lives of the deceased. I went on an EARLY morning road trip and BBQ run with Karen, Frank and…

West Side Cafe – Fort Worth, Texas 

On the far west side of town is a cafe. More like a diner. The sign out front reads: COUNTRY COOKIN WEST SIDE CAFE TATTOO This is West Side Cafe. When you walk in, the waiting area has a bench to sit on lining the wall. You will need it if you come on weekend…

Baby Driver

This movie is fast paced and fun. This story is about a guy that is great at being a getaway car driver. He stole from the wrong man at the wrong time but his talent was recognized by that wrong man at the right time. Get it?  Not yet, but you will. The soundtrack is…

Forest Park Pool – Fort Worth, Texas

I have found my favorite place to go swimming in Fort Worth. The Forest Park Pool is a City of Fort Worth public pool. Closed for several years, it has been renovated and reopened for business. The pool is big, blue and super clean. Lifeguards are plentiful and there is a Fort Worth police person…