July 2014

Sometimes you see something that moves you and unexpectedly touches you. This was the case at the 35th Annual Antique Tractor, Engine and Machinery Show this past June when I spied a beautiful blue 1952 Chevrolet 3100 short box pickup on the grounds at the Gilmore Car Museum. The truck is a story of loss […]

Recently my mom and I took a jaunt to Geneva, Illinois. We found a unique shopping district off Third Street and loved the little shops, Wide Avenue and off streets. We parked, perused and ended up for lunch on the recommendation of a stop at a garage sale at the Little Traveler for lunch. Originally […]

This weekend my friend Linda Spanberger and I took a spin through Springfield’s Washington Park with our focus on the rose garden and conservatory. While walking that direction we discovered a beautiful statue, the Angel of Hope statue that was built in 2008 by the Springfield Angel of Hope, a Non-Profit Group founded by parents […]

Soaring 12 stores high in Washington Park, the Rees Carillon named for Senator Thomas Rees is a centerpiece of the park. I just learned that tours of the carillon far available and that visitors can get a birds eye view from the balcony plus get an inside glimpse at the 67 bells that make up […]

For anyone fascinated with the history of windmills, a visit to Batavia, Illinois might be in mind. Along their river walk, visitors can see several variations of windmills, many built right there in the city. At one time, Batavia had six windmill companies that produced hundreds of windmills each year. Windmills were in production from […]