Architecture

Luxe at the Goldmoor Inn!

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The Goldmoor Inn is tucked away in the hills south of charming Galena, Illinois. This castle like Inn exudes romance and it was the perfect place to celebrate our 39th anniversary! We were hosted for this amazing experience! The Drive The drive itself was a fun experience once we left the highway and took the […]

Child of the Sun

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How exciting is it to learn that the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings is located in Lakeland, Florida at Florida Southern College. I was hosted on the in-depth tour while traveling south this past February. There I learned that Frank Lloyd Wright called his collection “Child of the Sun” in reference to buildings […]

Canton

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Canton, Mississippi is the Hollywood of the South. The movies, A Time to Kill, My Dog Skip and Brother Where Art Thou  were filmed in this lovely town. There are so many neat things to do in this beautiful Mississippi town. If I would have known ahead of time, I would have stayed more than just a morning stop at their historic square! Movie Tours There are […]

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outdoor San Diego

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It was a quick trip, a long weekend really. My cousin Cheri already lives in San Diego. Then, my cousin’s daughter Lisa is from St Paul, Minnesota. She was coming to San Diego to present at a conference. When I was invited to join them, it was a perfect plan to see San Diego outdoors. […]

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Velie Plantation History lives on in Moline Illinois.

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What is more fascinating than history? Then what is more important than preserving that history? Thankfully the Quad City Bank & Trust optioned to refurbish the Velie Plantation former home of Willard and Annie Velie when they were looking to build. Willard Lamb Velie Willard Lamb Velie the grandson of John Deere was a force […]

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