November 2012

Millstone Bluff, following the footsteps of the Woodland and Mississippian Indians

We could almost hear the voices of the early Woodland and Mississippian Indians that settled on the top of the Millstone Bluff over 1500 years ago when we visited this historical site.  Located on the edge of the Shawnee Forest near Eddyville, Illinois, my friend Rose and I ventured up the trail to the top […]

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Chicago a gangster Paradise

  Want to relive the days of gangsters and Al Capone?  Want to see where the events happened on Chicago’s streets during the the hey dey of the 20’s and 30’s?  I did!  For an early Christmas present I took my husband to Chicago. We stayed at the lovely and historic Blackstone and had a […]

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Pearls may be a girl's best friend!

Who said diamonds are a girl’s best friend? How about pearls? Did you know that not all pearls are from the South Pacific and beyond? In fact, my mom and I on our trip to Tennessee literally stumbled (okay after driving for a while twisting and turning our way about) to the very cool Tennessee […]

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This is a replica of Loretta Lynn's Butcher Holler home at her ranch in Hurricane,TN

Along the Tennessee River in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee is a beautiful spot, the Loretta Lynn ranch.  According to the guide Darlene at the ranch Loretta saw the property when she and Doolittle Lynn were out “courting”.  It was love at first site and the Lynn’s purchase included the entire town of Hurricane Mills and a […]

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Have Wine in Paris tonight!

Have wine in Paris tonight, Paris, Tennessee that is!  Traveling to the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Tennessee we came upon a lovely Italian villa built by the Ciarrocchi family.  The family has Italian roots and since the winery they built is located in Paris, they added a French connection.   Roger Ciarrocchi is a first […]

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