Saturday, June 22, 2013

Summer Vacations

"I want to go away for the summer," my college age son said the other day. "Not to the mountains, and not to the lake, but the ocean." The ocean is his choice by thoughtful deliberation. The mountains require hiking and that is work. The lake means paddling, swimming, and skiing, and that is harder work. But the ocean is lounging on the beach and that is pure play.

My son, I will call him "Will" for everyone needs a name and "Will" suits him well, is home from his first year of college. After a couple of weeks of looking for summer work, he found not one, but two jobs. He works afternoons at The Old Mill Tasty Shop dishing out milk shakes and sodas to nostalgic visitors, casual shoppers, and businessmen, who all frequent The Old Mill for it ambiance and good food. Will, then turns around and goes to Picasso's Pizza to create dazzling pizza platters for aficionados of really "gooood" pizza. Will works hard. For the first time in his life, he earns real money, experiences what it is like to get up every day and go to work. It is an eye opener. Welcome to the real world.

I suppose that is why it is not surprising that he would say, "I want to go to the beach for the summer." We all need a break from hard work.

Friday, June 7, 2013

The Secrets of Kansas City

Kansas City has its secrets. A walk in the park, a day at the zoo, an out of the way place to eat, a place far from the madding crowds where one can enjoy the moment.

Wild Blue Indigo
One of our favorites is Shawnee Mission Park with its miles of bike trails that take you along Mill Creek  through wooded hills and fields filled with wildflowers. Don't be fooled. I am not talking about the two lane road that circles the massive park and beautiful lake. This is the trail-way that is found hidden east of the lake, down the hill.

In June look for the stately Wild Blue Indigo. Biking or walking the trails is a joy for the entire family. And if you are adventuresome, go off road on the five miles of mountain bike trails, but beware, the going can get rough.

And wear your helmet!

Well now, the secret at Traditions Furniture is out. We are in SPACES Kansas City magazine for June/July 2013. Sure we are in good company. Traditions Furniture  features Stickley, the oldest name in Mission furniture. Our interior designers also work with Stressless recliners, Sherrill, Highland House, Hancock and Moore, and more, more, more.

Come to Traditions Furniture in the historic Strang Carbarn, Downtown Overland Park and discover our little secret.