The Aloft Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama is swanky and Soho Chic. When you arrive at you feel like you’ve just come home to your stylishly luxurious loft apartment in the hip part of town. Nestled within a trendy little area called Soho Square in the suburban city of Homewood, we found our home away from home.
A must see on a visit to Kanas City is The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. While we’re baseball fans, you certainly don’t have to be to enjoy the museum. There’s a touch of nostalgia too, with amazing lifestyle exhibits like a full size barbershop complete with conversation of the day!
We were awe struck by the “Field of Legends” a mock baseball diamond with sound effects and 10 life sized bronze sculptures of Negro League players including “Rube” Foster, “Satchel” Paige, Josh Gibson, “Buck” Leonard, “Pop” Lloyd, “Judy” Johnson, Ray Dandridge, “Cool Papa” Bell, Oscar Charleston, Leon Day, Martin Dihigo, and “Buck” O’Neil.
You will learn about the league history through film exhibits, music & sound effects, text panels, photograph captions, and several hundred recreated photographs and manuscript pieces from African-American baseball.
The museum captures far more than baseball, documenting an important time in our countries history. It’s self guided, educational and not to be missed!
Rick and Sandi of the Midlife Road Trip had a blast as the featured guests on the Cooking With Caitlin radio show on 55KRC in Cincinnati.
Escarole and Beans is my absolute favorite skinny Italian side dish. It’s almost a soup, but, my friend Lucille who first made me this for me says it a side dish so, it’s a side dish! It is so easy, fresh and flavorful. It’s also filling and if you’re anything like me, someone who likes to eat large portions, you will love escarole and beans too! It’s a no guilt dish with an 80z serving having only about 125 calories and the perfect compliment to any Sunday Supper!
This week’s #nuts spotlight shines on Debra Cincioni, @momsofamerica. She been part of our #nuts community since its inception and her humor and zest for life make every day a joy!
When asked to provide a biography by the amazing folks here at Midlife road trip, I thought ok…I can say that I am the President and co-founder of Moms of America, a membership-based organization for moms and women.
Or I could stick with the mundane…I’m a mother of four and a businesswoman with experience in Internet ventures and list out all of my accomplishments both in business and in life…such as one I am extremely proud of… I graduated with Honors about 8 yrs ago with a Bachelors degree in Integrative Studies comprised of Psychology, Management and Information Technology …I have often used the principles gained from this academic discipline as a consultant for start-up and early-stage companies….
– or I could simply be myself and speak from the heart….
The most fun that i have had in the social media arena has been in meeting and supporting people.
It has caused my world to both contract and expand. Contract by bringing people from across the globe into my life, and expand by making my small world a much larger and enriched place to dwell. I have had the honor of meeting a lot of my online friends in person or through skype
I have found out the things that embarrass me the most, have been the things that have shown me the most about myself. That the term “playing in traffic” took on new meaning as i spoke at a @JeffPulver event with some friends Beth : @BethFrysztak and Carol: @ProjectQuinn about this very subject and its relevance to our online emergence into the social media world.
That I had to close my eyes to hit the enter key on tweet deck to post the link to an article by Bit Rebels listing me as one of Twitters Top 75 Badass Women .
Because of that article I was asked to do an interview with several people and finally chose to be interviewed by Tony Hastings : @TheTop10Blog in a very fun yet open way! The interview can be found here!
And now…look how far I’ve come! I can be a #Nuts Therapist, post some of the funniest questions that can be- and are !- erroneously interpreted… All just because I love to support my friends Sandi and Rick… and that support of my friends has become far more important to me than simply hiding behind an Avi. We grow.
Though my website is in the final stages of completion, my blog is completed on the site and can be found at http://www.momsofamerica.com/blog/ I hope to see you all soon and thank you for taking the time to read this! : )
How would you like to take 6 months to visit 6 continents – all expenses paid? Our friends at MyDestination.com launched their Biggest, Baddest Bucket List contest where you can do just that AND take home $50,000 cash! We don’t usually promote contest but thought this one was too good to pass up. Please us us know if you enter and GOOD LUCK!
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