National Senior Games in Albuquerque, NM provided good competition and entertainment in an environment that was welcoming for athletes and spectators. I went to participate in swimming and triathlon, but also enjoyed watching athletes compete in a number of different sports. Additionally, my wife and I had a great time experiencing the culture and cuisine
While technically not a coffee shop, Maple Street Biscuit Company is a southern restaurant chain serving coffee they roast at their Jacksonville, FL location. The coffee at the Chattanooga City Center location was decent, especially for mass-produced, big urn coffee. But this place is all about breakfast and biscuits are the star of the show.
During my first day in Chattanooga, I did some shopping in the North Shore area where I found Mean Mug Coffeehouse. My schedule didn’t allow time to fully experience the coffee shop. But I did stop by the Mean Mug which is in a retail area bordered by the Tennessee River and established neighborhoods. Coffee
During a recent visit to Chattanooga for a triathlon, I stayed at the Market City Center property managed by Stay Alfred. The balcony of our rental overlooked the alley entrance and outdoor seating area for The Mad Priest Coffee and Cocktail Bar. The Cherry Street location offers an interesting blend of caffeine and alcohol. The
Velo is French for bike and Latin for speed. So, I rode my bicycle as fast as I could to the coffee shop located at 509 East Main in the southside historic district of Chattanooga. Velo has a very laid-back vibe for a business with so much going on. Open and airy, the interior allows
Driving from Springfield to Vandalia, I was contemplating which Casey’s to stop at for coffee as I passed through Hillsboro, IL. The town of about 6,000 people supports two of the regional convenience stores and I’m quite familiar with both. The town has been both a destination and a travel stop through the years of
Going to Florida to catch a couple spring training baseball games gave me the opportunity to run in the warmth of Central Florida. The Hampton Inn Kissimmee is in Calypso Cay, a development of hotels, condos and businesses tailored to tourists. A quick look at Strava and Google Maps made me feel the area would
My wife and I took our first trip to enjoy some Spring Training baseball. We flew in to Orlando and caught a Cardinals game against the Braves in Champion Stadium at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex. Staying in Kissimmee made it an easy trip to the stadium. We opted for the free parking option