July 2018

Last Ride of the Valkyries

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Whenever I travel, I have a book in hand.  For me it is usually fiction, but sometimes I add in history, and you will love the book if interested in WWII history.  The book Last Ride of the Valkyries, The Rise and Fall of the Wehrmachthelferinnekorps During WWII is a treasure trove of women’s history.. […]

helicopter ride

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Sneaky is what my daughter is.  I suggested a helicopter ride over Chicago for my husband for Christmas, Carrie said, “Is that really a present for dad, or is that a present for you?” With that, she turned the idea to Keith and gave the idea to him.  Sneaky and brilliant, because I loved it! […]

Bow and Barrel

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Michael Ryen, along with Vance Ewing and their wives run the Bow & Barrel Sportsman Center in St. Roberts, Missouri.  This 8500 square foot Pulaski County sportsman center offers archery and target shooting, self-defense classes and more! Bow & Barrel Sportsman Center has been open since 2013.  They offer an indoor shooting range, outdoor archery […]

Prairie Mills windmill

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I’ve never seen anything like it.  The Prairie Mills Windmill in Golden, Illinois looks like picture out of a Dutch countryside.  The beautiful windmill with huge “sails” that turn the grist mill make a lovely sight on the Illinois Prairie landscape! The Prairie Mills windmill is a Dutch smock windmill.  It is the only US-built […]

history in Pulaski country

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Pulaski County Missouri is rich in history. Set in the beautiful Ozark hills, on a recent hosted trip to Pulaski County I had a chance to visit some cool historic sites.  These sites included Route 66, a Stagecoach Museum and Trail of Tears monuments as well as some interesting landmarks. We started our day at […]