Chasing Waterfalls


Hello long lost friends!

I’m alive! I’m finally settling in after a whirlwind of moving (still in KC, just a different place!) and back-to-back trips.

One of those trips was to Portland, Oregon, one of the most beautiful places I’ve been! (Ok, so I say that about everywhere I go…but this one really deserved it!)


I worked outside of the city, so I didn’t see much of Portland, but I did make it to beautiful Multnomah Falls!

Here are a few pics of the falls…




I was even impressed by this little mini-waterfall off to the side of the main falls. (Oddly, I was the only person on the observation deck taking photos of the mini falls…oh well.) Check it out:


See it? You kinda have to squint…

That’s all for now, but I’ll be back soon with more!

KC Barbecue Tour Stop #4: Oklahoma Joe’s


Today, I’m excited to (finally!) unveil the FOURTH stop on the Kansas City BBQ Tour!

Yes friends, it’s actually happening. You may have thought this day would never come. Well, it’s here!

To catch you up on the backstory, back in…ohh…2011… I had this grand idea of eating at local BBQ restaurants and posting about them here on MWB. Unfortunately, I have been moving at a snail’s pace.

It’s about quality people…not quantity.

Not to be biased, as this is a deeply scientific and fair/balanced study of local restaurants, but Oklahoma Joe’s is my absolute favorite restaurant in…the world!


First off, you should know their original location is in a gas station. It’s not fancy. Personally, I like it! You can multi-task and fill up on gas before or after filling up on lunch (or dinner.) If eating in gas stations isn’t your thing, you can check out their two non-gas-station locations.


While everything at Ok Joe’s is good, I recommend the Z-Man Sandwich (brisket topped with an onion ring and provolone, served on a bun) with a Coke and side of onion rings. Or cole slaw. Or both. I also love the Carolina Pork Sandwich (pulled pork and cole slaw on a bun.) You really can’t go wrong! Oh, their fries are good too. Just FYI.

In case you’d like to check them out, here’s their website.

You can also dig deep into history and peruse the other posts in my KC BBQ Tour here.

Canadian Country

Hey guys! I wanted to show ya a few pics I took with my phone whilst in rural Canada…



The license plate on my rental car said Saskatchewan was the “Land of the Living Skies,” and after seeing a sunrise and sunset there, I knew why! Lots of beautiful colors…blues, pinks, purples.



Obviously, I couldn’t be within a mile of a train without taking a pic!