ecological travel

Riverfront Musuem

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This summer is all about grandma time.  With my two grandchildren soon to reach double digits at eight (soon to be nine) and seven (to be eight in December) I am grasping the summer months like a drowning sailor.  We are taking weekly trips to fun spots in central Illinois.  Last week, the Riverfront Museum […]

Kinney Pioneer Musseum

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Museum Director Kay Ingersol literally guided us by phone to the Kinney Pioneer Museum and Historical Society of North Iowa.  At first we  had trouble finding our way.  After arriving she took us on a whirlwind tour.  The Kinney Pioneer Museum was perhaps the most amazing find of our hosted trip to Mason City, Iowa.  […]

Stumbling on the Lewis Round Barn Museum

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How’s the song go?  “Some day’s are diamonds, some days are gold”, this past Saturday was both a diamond and gold!  Keith and I struck it rich when we found the lovely Lewis Round Barn Museum.  On our way to a flea market at the Adams County Fairgrounds, we spied the Lewis Round Barn Museum […]

Crystal Bridges

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The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art structure is as much a piece of art as the art within the museum.  The Crystal Bridges museum is meant to fuse with the Ozark nature that surrounds it and it succeeds in that mission. Comprised of concrete, cedar and copper the museum was designed by  architect Moshie […]

Wildlife refuge

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A visit to the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge was an educational one!  When I was young I wanted to be a veterinarian.  For years I held onto this dream.  As a kid I watched the show Daktari an American family drama series that aired on CBS between 1966 and 1969. Set in Africa this family […]