July 2013

Fish education at the Little Grassy Fish Hatchery!- Photo by Rose Hammitt

Brenda Garver is awesome. Brenda works for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and she provides tours to visitors who like my friend Rose and I came to learn all about the fish raised at the Little Grassy Fish Hatchery. Located in the midst of the Shawnee Forest, the Little Grassy Fish Hatchery, the warm-water […]

Beautiful Blue Sky Vineyard - Photo By Rose Hammitt

One of my favorite songs is Willie Nelson’s Blue Skies. The lyrics, “Blue skies smilin’ at me; Nothin’ but blue skies do I see..” are apt for my recent visit to beautiful Blue Sky Vineyard, where the setting is lovely, the food is sublime, the wine amazing and the day I was there, the over […]

Flying through the air on the Shawnee Bluff Canopy Tour- Photo By Rose Hammitt

With all intentions of joining in with a thrown out back, I was only able to watch the mechanics of this fun new adventure in Makanda, Illinois, but after seeing how safe and exciting it is, I want to go back and take part. Marc and Cany Miles have taken 83 acres in the midst […]

Take me out to the Muni

Summer just isn’t summer in central Illinois without a trip to the Springfield Muni. This has been a tradition for my mom and daughter and sometimes my sister and I for each year as long as I can remember to trek out to the Springfield Muni and watch a show. It is always amazing the […]

Rim Rock's Recreational Trail Offers Views like this twisted tree clinging to the rock

While staying at Rock Rim’s Dogwood cabins, Rose Hammitt and I took time to hike on the Rock Rim Recreational Trail that is located just across the street from the cabins. Part of the beauty of staying at the cabins and being in close proximity to the recreational trail and Pound’s Hollow is that you […]