Arts & Culture

Oklahoma

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When my husband Keith asked me if I had ever seen the play Oklahoma! before,  I told him I had not.  I know I have heard some of the songs before, but  this past weekend watching Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! played out at the Roxy in downtown Clarksville it was my first time.  I must […]

Riverview Inn

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Riverview Inn in downtown Clarksville Tennessee couldn’t be located in a more convenient place for downtown activities.  We arrived for our hosted trip with plans to attend the Roxy’s opening night of the play Oklahoma and dine at the newly opened Strawberry Alley Ale Works.  Best of all, everything was within walking distance. Clarksville’s historic […]

Henry's Rabbit Ranch

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If you are like me and enamored with Route 66 stops then you will love a stop at Henry’s Rabbit Ranch.  The ranch is located in Staunton, Illinois along the historic Route 66.. Keith and I traveled to Henry’s Rabbit Ranch with the grandkids after stopping in Litchfield to eat at Jubelts.  We took Lilly  […]

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! […]

Prairie Mills windmill

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I’ve never seen anything like it.  The Prairie Mills Windmill in Golden, Illinois looks like picture out of a Dutch countryside.  The beautiful windmill with huge “sails” that turn the grist mill make a lovely sight on the Illinois Prairie landscape! The Prairie Mills windmill is a Dutch smock windmill.  It is the only US-built […]