THE TOY BALLOON – IN AN OHIO GROCERY?! – ABSOLUTELY

As we have followed our adventure down many many pathways and highways, we are surprised at where we find interesting toy stores.  This is just one example of finding neat things at the most unexpected locations. Mrs. Claus and I like food. What can I say – I like to eat!  Jungle Jim’s International Market […]

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BREAKFAST LIKE A LOCAL IN OCEAN SPRINGS, MS

Like always we get hungry. And finding breakfast is our most fun adventure when we travel.  So, while in Ocean Springs, Mississippi we searched for a breakfast adventure.  We found Buzzy’s Breakfast Joint.   This little place is only open for breakfast and lunch. It was obvious to us the local residents gather here on […]

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WHEN THE CIRCUS CAME TO TOWN

As we posted in our Little Red School House blog, the “blue roads” often lead you to unexpected, fun, magical adventures. If you’re not familiar, with the term “blue roads”, they are the two-lane roads, shown on maps.  They are usually in the color blue.  Santa and Mrs. Claus love to travel those roads, because […]

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A Little Red Schoolhouse – in the Middle of Nowhere

As you travel down highways and byways, you are going to pass many signs describing historical places and things.  Mrs. Claus and I found that, if you take the time to stop when you see those signs, you will add to your adventure. You will also learn some thing that will help you understand how […]

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MEMPHIS – A PLACE FOR KIDS?! YOU BET!

Many people associate Memphis with Beale Street and the blues.  And, it is a fun, fabulous street to visit, not just for the music, but for the history and the food.  We do not recommend that you take your young ones there during the evening hours.  However, there is plenty to see and do during […]

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BE HUNGRY WHEN VISITING MEMPHIS

Food establishments are abundant in Memphis.  What you’ll find, however, is some of the finest southern cooking in the U.S. One favorite of Santa and the Mrs. is Soul Fish Café.  In between toy store visits, we made our way to the Germantown location.   If you’re a catfish lover, then this is the place […]

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The Village Toymaker

As we continued our southern adventure, we found the Village Toymaker, located at 4615 Popular, Suite 14, Memphis Tennessee. We experienced a store, not only filled with every imaginable toy, but one that was also filled with people full of joy and enthusiasm for their work. A true, old-fashioned toy store.   Melissa Small, the […]

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On To the Southwest!

Spring is in the air and time for Santa Craig & Cindi Claus to adventure south.  Our first stop was in a suburb of Memphis, Tennessee.  Although a suburb, the City of Southaven is actually in Mississipi, just off Interstate 55. There, we found a hidden treasure among toy stores.  It’s The Sensory Shop, located […]

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