Road Trip!

Joanne and I recently drove down to Chicago to visit her brother. We stayed downtown in Madison on our first night and stayed there again on our way back to Minneapolis; a great way to break up a drive and revisit two of our favorite restaurants in Madison: L’ETOILE and RARE STEAKHOUSE, both downtown, right on Capitol Square.


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Murder (of Propriety) on the Orient Express

I don’t know if it was Agatha Christie or the 1970s TV series Supertrain that did it for me, but I had always wanted to experience luxury rail travel. When I finally reached the point where I could afford it, the only question that remained was: Do we take the European route or the Asian one? Having recently visited both Venice and the train’s terminus city, Istanbul, we chose Asia.


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