100 year celebration

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June 15-16, 2018, was time for a big celebration in Waterloo Iowa.  Keith and I were in town to see John Deere celebrate 100 years of tractor production.  Being John Deere collectors ourselves, we were excited to participate in the activities that took place at both the Waterloo Convention Center and Public Market Courtyard and […]

Downtown Cedar Falls

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There is nothing like staying in a historic hotel!  I love the architecture and beauty of a hotel with class, and the Blackhawk Hotel  in downtown Cedar Falls fits the bill.  On a recent hosted stay, my husband Keith and I were in a lovely King Suite of this hotel built in 1870. We dropped […]

Art fest

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Cedar Fall’s is home to the College Hill Art Fest which is held on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa at the corner of College and 23rd Street. Keith and I traveled to Cedar Falls to attend the 100 Years of John Deere and to discover a bit about this festival and the […]

Riverfront Musuem

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This summer is all about grandma time.  With my two grandchildren soon to reach double digits at eight (soon to be nine) and seven (to be eight in December) I am grasping the summer months like a drowning sailor.  We are taking weekly trips to fun spots in central Illinois.  Last week, the Riverfront Museum […]

Eureka Springs

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The entire two and a half square miles of downtown of Eureka Springs is on the National Historic Register.  I traveled to Eureka Springs on a hosted trip along with my friend Rose Hammit and a group of travel writers that are part of the North American Travel Journalists Association.  When we drove into town […]