October 2014

On a garden bus trip tour to Arkansas we stopped at the Good Earth Garden Center which was a very cool place to buy fountains, plants and an amazing gift shop. Being an antique tractor and equipment enthusiast I was excited when I spied a manure spreader and old tractor. At the center they had […]

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The Capital Hotel is capital!

Although all we had was a quick glimpse of the lovely Capital Hotel my mom and I could tell on our early morning venture in September in Little Rock that the hotel was superb. With lovely cast iron façade the outside of the hotel is quite striking. The hotel is aptly named since it sits […]

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Pecking away in the Governor's Lawn

On the bus tour to garden destinations in Arkansas, Harry Lewis and his wife Shelly were our guides along with Anne Kramer who planned the trip. During the trip I found out that along with keeping the lawn in tip top shape that Lewis, the, Executive Mansion Horticulturist also has a flock of hens at […]

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Head for the water and the boatel!

My brother in law Wayne used to sing the praises of a place called the Boatel that was located in Naples, Illinois along the Illinois River. I never got a chance to venture that way and enjoy the fabled catfish before this cultural icon suffered a blazing fire that it could not recover from. This […]

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