2019

Fit for Travel!

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To travel requires a certain fitness level. To be able to lift suitcases, climb stairs and hike trails, you need to maintain a bit of health. While not all travel requires strenuous workouts, the better shape you are in, the easier it is. So with this in mind, I am trying my best to be […]

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Thanksgiving

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Since the beginning of this great American holiday we have been traveling to gather and celebrate Thanksgiving. I thought it would be nice to learn a bit of the history of this celebration. How wonderful to celebrate gratitude and being thankful! Pilgrim Thanksgiving Thanksgiving services were held as early as 1607 in Virginia. But the […]

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5 Ways to Get into the Holiday Spirit!

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It’s the middle of November and with Thanksgiving so late this year, many are starting their Christmas celebrations early. With harvest barely behind us and Halloween a recent memory, how do you get into the holiday spirit? I have a few tips that I have been using to kick start the holiday spirit at the […]

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Uncovering history in Dyersville, IA

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Judy Weber is the Office Manager of the Dyersville Area Historical Society. Looking through a box, she unearthed a rare piece of Dyersville agricultural history. “We found an 1879 Moline Plow booklet,” Judy explained. The Story Currently the Dyersville Area Historical Society is set up in the Dyer-Botsford Museum House with a doll museum. The […]

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Hurst Lime Works - Iowa History

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Just outside Maquoketa, Iowa is a fascinating historic place, the Hurst Lime Works. My husband, Keith and I found this on our way to the National Farm Toy Show at Dyersville, Iowa after a great lunch at the Decker Hotel. The Decker Hotel offers a nice dining option off the beaten path. The hotel is […]

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