Architecture

visit Perivale

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When my late father retired, he opened a frame shop.  He painted, drew and photographed and did it well.  I wish I shared his artistic talents.  While I don’t have his talent, I do however, share his enjoyment of the arts.  When my husband Keith and I had the chance to visit Perivale Gallery and […]

Marbold Farmstead

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It had been a long while since I had been to Marbold Farmstead.  This historic farmstead is run by a group of dedicated volunteers. Their goal is to create a living history farm. Yesterday Keith and I traveled north to the Greenview, Illinois area. We attended the Marbold Farmstead Antique Show and Farm Fest.  The […]

Downtown Cedar Falls

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There is nothing like staying in a historic hotel!  I love the architecture and beauty of a hotel with class, and the Blackhawk Hotel  in downtown Cedar Falls fits the bill.  On a recent hosted stay, my husband Keith and I were in a lovely King Suite of this hotel built in 1870. We dropped […]

Eureka Springs

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The entire two and a half square miles of downtown of Eureka Springs is on the National Historic Register.  I traveled to Eureka Springs on a hosted trip along with my friend Rose Hammit and a group of travel writers that are part of the North American Travel Journalists Association.  When we drove into town […]

art and sculpture.

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Mason City, also called “River City” has an amazing array of art and sculptures on parade and they encourage the public to choose their favorite and vote on it!  River City Sculptures on Parade is a non-profit group and they are in a partnership with SculptureOne. This partnership has programs like this that exist in […]