Arts & Culture

Art, sculpture, theater, plays, dance, museums, music

The Ledge

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So, yesterday I did it!  I sat at the edge of the Ledge all the way up on the 110 story, 1,450 Willis Tower.   Formerly known as the Sears Tower, this skyscraper held the record as the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center site was built in 2014.  There I […]

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Amana Colonies

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For my husband Keith, the Amana Colonies is Christmas rolled up in a big stocking! We traveled to the Colonies the first weekend in December and went for the annual Prelude to Christmas Event.  This area is unlike any other.  It was settled in the 1850’s by a religious group of Germans. According to the […]

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The Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt a Holiday Shopping Experience!

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Are you in the Holiday spirit yet?  I am! After going to the my hosted trip to the Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt November 17-18, 2018 I’m ready to put up my tree, send out my Christmas cards and say “Ho, Ho Ho!” The wonderful Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt has me in the Christmas spirit.  My husband Keith and I […]

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Christkindlmarkt

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Magical! Faith inspired!  These words come to mind when I think of my first ever hosted visit to the Ferndinand Christkindlmarkt! Held at the lawn of the Monastery Immaculate Conception, locals call this, Castle on the Hill.  It is easy to see where this term comes in.  The  Monastery can be seen from quite a […]

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Bernie Kluesner

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Do you love toys?  If so, think about a trip to Dyersville. Every year the first weekend in November, you can come to the National Farm Toy Show.  The National Farm Toy Show always offers a few fun surprises.  This year’s show had one great surprise!  Bernie Kluesner!  At the National Toy Museum, I saw […]

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