dining

The Communal Kitchen Museum!

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It is hard to imagine living in a group environment. That though is just what they did in the Amana Colonies. The Amana Colonies are seven villages. Located on 26,000 acres the colonies are in east-central Iowa. In these communal villages, the colonists all dined together. They ate food cooked in a communal kitchen. I […]

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Downtown Decatur take a look!

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There is fun to be had in downtown Decatur! The last few blogs I have written have profiled stops I visited in Decatur, Illinois. My friend Annie Jansen and I get together once a month or so and we play tourists in central, Illinois. During July we choose Decatur and toured the James Millikin Homestead, […]

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Illinois Amish Heritage Center

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A day in Arthur, Illinois is always something to celebrate. Last Tuesday my husband, Keith and I headed for Eastern Illinois. Our destination was the Illinois Amish Heritage Center. We both love to see any type of farm history preservation so we jumped when we had a chance to see this living history center that […]

Train Shed

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When traveling to a destination one of the important aspects is finding a nice place to eat! Rose Hammit and I recently traveled to St. Louis Union Station. We rode the St. Louis Wheel, then toured the St. Louis Aquarium. The only thing left was lunch! Luckily for us, we were hosted at the wonderful […]

tractor grapevine

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Sometimes a trip comes about all through connections. This fun day trip came about through the tractor grapevine. What is especially cool is that the tractor friends were all from different brands. The connecting factor between these friends was the love of old iron! The call from Dave our longtime friend The other day I […]