faith

Thanksgiving

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Since the beginning of this great American holiday we have been traveling to gather and celebrate Thanksgiving. I thought it would be nice to learn a bit of the history of this celebration. How wonderful to celebrate gratitude and being thankful! Pilgrim Thanksgiving Thanksgiving services were held as early as 1607 in Virginia. But the […]

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Pana's  Treasures

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A couple years ago, my friend Annie and I started meeting once a month or so to get together and play local tourists. Today we met in Pana, Illinois and discovered some awesome sites that qualify as Pana’s Treasures! Anderson Prairie Annie and I were thrilled when we saw a place to hike in Pana. […]

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Richmond Indiana

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Although our sponsored trip was short, it was amazing what Sara, of Travels with Sara and I saw during our time in Wayne County, and Richmond, Indiana. Sara picked me up from Rantoul. I left the Half Century of Progress and we began our eastward trek. Our first stop was the amazing Levi and Catharine […]

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Our Lady of the Higway

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I’ve wanted to stop at the Madonna shrine with her arms outstretched for a long time. The shrine near Waggoner, Illinois is one of the lesser known Route 66 stops. It is called the “Our Lady of the Highway. This lovely shrine is located on private property, on a farm along Historic Route 66. The […]

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northern Illinois

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This weekend we headed to northern, Illinois and our first stop was Elgin. We went to visit a cousin. She planned out a schedule like a pro. Lunch at the California Pizza Kitchen, then off to the long awaited Kane County Flea Market! Kane County Flea Market This flea market is one of, if not […]

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