Adventure Travel

Czech Village in Cedar Rapids brings history alive!

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In the heart of downtown Cedar Rapids there is a neighborhood with a bit of ethnic history. The official Czech Village of Cedar Rapids shares how the immigrants settled in the area. “Cedar Rapids is a city that is home to thousands of Czech, Moravian and Slovak immigrants and their descendants since the turn of […]

The Graham's have left the building!

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So, the 2016 11th Annual Graham-Bradley & Sears Sold Farm Tractors Show has come and gone.  For probably a little over a year, we have mulled over this show, the one that brought the Grahams and Sears related farm equipment back to Penfield, Illinois’s Historic Days.  The Graham Bradley collectors began amassing in numbers first in […]

Balloons Over Vermilion, what a trip!

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July 14th was media day. As a blogger, I got the chance to go up, up and away in a hot air balloon with the pilots that would be flying over Vermilion County Illinois during the July 15-16 weekend. My daughter-in-law Stacy came along and was part of Scott Wooge’s balloon crew as we prepared […]

Fashion and Travel - Loving it at the Missouri History Museum

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Today Janna Seiz, Marty Swain and my mom and I headed for St. Louis to the Missouri History Museum to view The Little Black Dress exhibit.  The story of how black advanced from being limited to mourning to high fashion.  During the Victorian Age, the black dress was used with very strict mourning social rules […]

Lynn Huyear's a fun stop

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Keith and I were out and about on our way home from his birthday lunch at Wittmond’s Hotel in Brussels, Illinois when he said we needed to make a stop at a farm near Carlinville at Lynn Huyear’s.  It was a hot day and I had never met Lynn, but we are always up for […]