January 2018

The Sunshine Bridge, a Florida Experience

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The Sunshine  Skyway Bridge is a biggie!  This highway bridge on I-275 near Tampa Bay crosses 29,040 feet which comes out to about 5.5 miles. Held up by cables, this bridge from the distance shines bright gold in the sun and looks a bit like a golden sailboat floating above the bay.  It is easy to […]

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Eagle sighting in Grafton!

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After receiving a 2018 Eagle Watcher’s Guide in the mail from the Visit Alton CVB, I was hooked and had to go.  We headed to Grafton, an area we love.  Somewhere, perhaps in one of the guides I read that when the officials that be started constructing the Grafton Waterfront that they wanted it to […]

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My brush with the Beatles at Walnut Ridge

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Walnut Ridge, Arkansas is a small town with a big story.  It all begins September 18, 1964, when the Beatles made a brief stop in town that now has spanned the years.  Today, visitors can see the image of the FAB four on a mural and more and their brief visit has spiraled (since 2011) […]

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Nic's Steakhouse & Pub, a night away

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We had been stuck at home for days.  Between winter weather and a bout of flu, I was raring to go when we headed for the Minneapolis Moline tractor tours last Friday.  On the way home, we wound our way through Hillsboro and stopped at the amazing Nic’s Steakhouse. A very generous editor had got […]

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Tractor Trippin

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Today Keith and I set out on a tractor adventure.  Some of our favorite tractor shows are the winter ones. The different clubs sometimes have shows in remote locations that we travel to and enjoy getting away from central Illinois frigid climes.  This show though was in central Illinois, it was the Prairie Gold Rush […]

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