Architecture

Eating and antiquing in Clarksville

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What’s more fun than antiquing and eating? Not much!  Keith and I combined these two awesome activities antiquing and eating while on a hosted trip in Clarksville, Tennessee. Strawberry Alley Ale Works Arriving in time for a dinner on Friday night at Strawberry Alley Ale Works we loved this brewery/dining spot.  Strawberry Alley Ale Works […]

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Illinois State Fair

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Who doesn’t love the Illinois State Fair?  Linda Spanberger does!  She was in town on August 8, 2018 visiting me when I received the media advisory abouy the dedication of the Illinois Statehood Forever Stamp and the unveiling of the Butter Cow.  So, we started making plans! Arriving in plenty of time to park, we […]

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Historic Collinsville

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Have you ever had a dream that you wanted to see come to fruition?  That is the story behind Historic Collinsville.  JoAnn and Glenn Weakly created Historic Collinsville after Joanne saw a need for children to learn about history hands on. Keith and I are honored we got to visit with this magnetic couple on […]

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Downtown Clarksville

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Downtown Clarksville Tennessee is both historical and beautiful.  On a hosted stay, I enjoyed many things over the weekend we were there. I visited the city last November and saw Downtown Clarksville decorated in all of her Christmas finery.  This summer though, I got a chance to enjoy music, theater, new dining options, architecture and […]

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! […]