Cindy

Traveling the backroads come with me on my journeys. I love to share the wonderful people, places and things I see in the small towns, festivals, museums and out of the way places.

Ten Must Do Things This Summer!

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Summer comes and goes like lightening in a spring storm. First it is Memorial Day and pools open, tractor shows start, and then before you know it, it’s the 4th of July and the state fair. Throughout the summer, there is usually a trip or two and before you know it summer is gone! Before […]

Salmon Farming, an interview and a visit!

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Salmon farming in the ocean is big business and a fascinating one at that.  During the BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival, you can even tour a salmon farm, and while on a hosted trip to this amazing festival, that’s just what I did! Salmon Farming according to the Salmon Farmer’s Association(BCSFA) is B.C.’s highest valued […]

A Wharf Tour - Comox Harbour Beauty

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While visiting Comox Valley for the BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival, I had a chance to learn about seafood in this beautiful area of the world.  One of the tours I took on this hosted trip was a tour of Fisherman’s Wharf that is run by the Comox Valley Harbour Authority.  I was ready to board a boat and […]

Historic Stagville, Civil War History

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Historic Stagville sits outside of Durham, North Carolina.  I toured this fascinating site with Rose Hammitt while in Chapel Hill for the North American Travel Journalist Conference.  This historic site shares the story of a pre-Civil War farm.  I think for those of us that grew up in the north, the plantation and slavery times are […]

Deere, here, Deere there Deere Everywhere! - Land of Lincoln Expo Wrap

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This was the first year for the Land of Lincoln Expo and it went off with a bang.  Bill Miller pulled out all the stops and along with a wonderful group of sponsors the show was a great success. Over 300 tractors of all makes and models came to the first ever show.  There were […]

Route 66 Tractor Drive, remembering

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June 17, 2017 was a first for us, it was our first tractor drive and the first that we know of in the area on Route 66.  We started out from the Macoupin County Fair Grounds in Carlinville, Illinois where the Land of Lincoln Tractor show was underway and headed to the square in Girard.  On the […]

Loaded for Land of Lincoln Tractor show and drive

Ready to roll for the Land of Lincoln Expo hosted by the Macoupin County Agricultural Antique Association. This weekend, is it!  The show is coming to Carlinville, Illinois and along with the tractor show, there is also going to be an antique tractor drive on historic Route 66. Tractors are already lining up at the […]

BC Shellfish& Seafood Festival, seafood at its best!

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Picture Top Chef at several receptions, amazing seafood and a group of travel writers and you have the premise for what we have experienced these past few days.  On a hosted trip to Vancouver Island, I have learned about the amazing sea life that lives around the coastal waters of British Columbia, and best of […]

Comox Valley Farmers Market Fresh and Fun

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While on a hosted trip to the ComoxValley for the BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival, I had the chance, along with other travel writers to visit the Comax Valley Farmers Market which was voted ‘BC’s Large Market of the Year’. It is easy to see why this fun market is a favorite, because not only […]

A Walk Along the Water

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It was early morning in Courtenay on Vancouver Island and a fellow travel writer Tracy  from Washington had the same desire that I did to take a morning walk.  She shared the same get out and see attitude that I do. We are here for the BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival and BC Seafood Expo. […]