Get out your clipboard of fun and schedule this event for next year...It is worth it! Even if you are not a "garden person", you will enjoy the Garden Walk in Buffalo, N.Y.

Buffalo has the largest garden walk in the nation, which is held the last weekend in July. Prior to this big national event...on weekend's throughout June and July, gardens are open around the city for visitors.

Even a real go getter gardener could not see the almost 1,000 gardens available for tour over that time period. It is, as they say, a six week long garden party.

We are not talking public access gardens, but peeking into the backyards of the beautiful homes of the trending neighborhoods of the city. Explore, talk with the homeowners and just enjoy the beauty.

Ohio's capital city, Columbus, offers many things to do for all ages from the Number 1 Zoo to home town breweries.

Columbus has the Number 1's––the nation's Number 1 zoo, the Number 1 science center and the only water park located inside a zoo––all providing a Number 1 unforgettable adventure.

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium ...has unveiled its 143 acre "Heart of Africa" exhibit allowing visitors to be up close and personal with giraffes and feed them a snack.

It is all Corydon, Indiana...

Two "undergrounds" together, Squire Boone Caverns and Marengo Cave helps to make the area known as one of the nation's most noteworthy caving destinations. One of the most significant archaeological finds in the US over decades was recently discovered--a huge cache of Ice Age bones was found while digging out a portion of the Binkley Cave System.

July is national ice cream month--but in Corydon, Indiana any month is the best month to "scream for ice cream."

These ice cream "places" are really ice cream destinations. You may remember the drug store soda fountains--even if you don't, you will enjoy this trip back in time.

The centerpiece of Butt Drugs pharmacy is the classic soda fountain. This old fashion soda fountain serves malts, shakes, cones and secret-recipe vanilla cream soda. It is also the place to find a 35 cent cup of coffee.

It all takes place in Logan, Ohio where washboards are still being made everyday. The Washboard Festival is a one of a kind event. It is not about laundry, but about music and fun.

In 2014 it will be celebrated June 12 thru 14 and you can check the site for future dates at

There is plenty of music and entertainment--some of that music is washboard related as more than a dozen washboard type bands will be performing.

This place has been serving hot homemade food since 1982 in the town of Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania. It is not far from the City of Pittsburgh and is worth a trip no matter where you are coming from.

CC's Homemade Food is a quaint place that will fool you when you walk in.

Girls like golf too, but on this get a way not only do you golf, but you are nestled in the green mountains of the Wine Region of North Carolina. 

Yes--golf and wine--experience the best of both worlds on a girls get a way in a place not only know for its great golf courses, but also for its wine region--Yadkin Valley in North Carolina.

Drive your way across three great courses in the scenic area and then follow the Yadkin Wine Trail for tastings and relaxing in more than three dozen wineries.

New Straitsville, Ohio is a legendary bootleg town. For more than 40 years, visitors have experienced firsthand moonshine culture at the annual Moonshine Festival in Ohio's Hocking Hills.

Over the past years the moonshine made on the antique stills was dumped due to strict liquor laws. Not a drop was to be tasted by visitors. however this year the over 100 year tradition is reborn with the opening of the Straitsville Special Distillery Memorial Day.

Lets go back to Mayberry, Mount Airy, North Carolina for dessert... 

We talked about the home of Andy Griffith and his childhood hometown that was used as the model town for the popular 1960's show, "The Andy Griffith Show".

The show continues to run on TV today, but if you are a boomer and grew up watching Andy and Aunt Bee or have watched the reruns--taking a trip to Mount Airy, North Carolina will bring back those black and white memories.

The Phoenix Art Museum teams up with the Starwood properties in Phoenix to bring the glitz and the glamour of the cinema to visitors of the valley. 

The prestigious museum will be rolling out the red carpet for the only showing on the west coast of the "Hollywood Costume".  Displayed March 26 through July 6, 2014, the exhibit was first organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and explores what costume design means to the story telling of the cinema.