Architecture

Mini Americana Barn Museum

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A stop at Henry Moore’s beautiful Mini Americana Barn Museum in South Amana is a treat we will long remember. Stopping here 15 years ago or more, we enjoyed this visit as much as before. Although Henry Moore is gone now, his son John Moore, who has contributed a few barns of his own, runs […]

A View from the St. Louis Wheel!

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I crave great views and my latest great view was of the St. Louis, Missouri skyline from the St. Louis Wheel. The St. Louis Wheel is a huge Ferris wheel at Union Station. My friend Rose Hammitt and I were hosted at the St. Louis Wheel where we rode 200 feet high to an astounding […]

bandstand

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When I was a kid in Mattoon, Illinois we lived near Lytle Park. My sister Debbie and I walked and often enjoyed the park and pool. I even recall a few times going and listening to music. Our neighbor’s dad played music under the bandstand! Beautiful bandstands can be found everywhere. But recently I have […]

Petersburg Square

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My sister Debbie and I headed out for an adventure. We found ours in downtown Petersburg, Illinois on the historic square. Looking for a cool place to walk, we parked and struck out in this town with so much history. We learned that the town of Petersburg was actually surveyed by a young Deputy Surveyor […]

Historic walk around Lincoln's Tomb

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Travel is currently discouraged. Walking however is encouraged! So, I headed to nearby Oak Ridge Cemetery and went for a historic walk around Lincoln’s Tomb! Enjoy this visual trip around Lincoln’s Tomb! This State Historic Site is the final resting place of Abraham Lincoln. His wife Mary, and three of their four sons: Edward, William, […]