February 2018

Massage Lux is bright and shiny and I thought new, but I was told they have been open for three years.  My youngest daughter and I found a great Facebook deal of a 90 minute massage for $50.00. She had the day off and we needed some mother daughter time and I needed some therapy […]

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The Beall House! A Valentine's Idea

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Got your Valentine’s gift idea all planned out?  Roses, wine, jewelry?  A trip, an experience?  You can’t go wrong with any of those things, but you might want to think romantic getaway and it doesn’t get much more romantic than a stay at the Beall House.  While I admit that my stop was a tour […]

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Elijah P. Lovejoy Monument and the Whispering Wall

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I’d learned about Elijah Lovejoy in history and about his support of the abolition movement years ago, but sometimes it takes seeing and remembering to bring home the efforts that some went to for our freedoms.  This past Monday, Annie Jansen, my mom and I visited the monument in Alton, Illinois.  Mom didn’t try the […]

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Gateway Mid-America Toy Show 2018

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This toy show is not just a toy show, but a place where I see friends and make memories.  We meet up with the Elliotts and plan our upcoming Florida getaway.  There is the Saturday night dinner with friends that has become a standing tradition, and then there are the custom toys and the layouts. […]

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The Mound House, shells beneath their feet

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Fort Myers Beach is a beach community with sand, sea, diners and lots of fun things to see and do.  Amidst the beach goers, and tourists, there is a place where history lives on, and the memory of the first dwellers of this area remains. The Mound House is a cultural experience with archeological history. […]

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