May 4, 2016

The Little Brown Church - a visit!

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  I had of course heard about the Little Brown Church in the Vale which inspired William Pitts to write his famous poem “Church in the Wildwood”, but I had never seen it.  On our way home from the LeSeuer Swap Meet in Minnesota we saw the sign and I talked Keith into veering off […]

The Channel Islands and a whale watching trip!

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Before heading out to Oxnard, California to the North American Travel Journalist (NATJA) conference I picked up a book by Susan Casey titled, The Devil’s Teeth, A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America’s Great White Sharks. While the book didn’t talk about the Channel Islands, but the Farallon Islands, they too were off the […]

Vatican Splendors exhibit at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

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While I was expecting to see all things Reagan at the Presidential Library, I was not expecting to see the wonderful Vatican Splendors exhibit.  This was a great surprise when I took the tour of the museum and library with part of the North American Travel Journalists during our convention in Oxnard, California.  The exhibit […]

Following the Reagan Trail

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Being an Illinois girl, I have followed President Ronald Reagan’s trail to all the Illinois stops and recently I was able to visit the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley California. With the recent loss of Nancy Reagan it was kind of an end of an era.  A picture of Nancy Reagan […]