faith

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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Lindsborg Thru My Eyes

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Lindsborg, Kansas is a lovely community known as Little Sweden USA. I was invited to travel to experience the culture, art, and traditions of this great town. We had a wonderful time on this sponsored trip! The History in Lindsborg Lindsborg was settled in 1869 by a group of Lutheran Swedes led by 28-year old […]

Shopping and fun in Kenosha!

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It is easy to have fun in Kenosha, Wisconsin! During our sponsored stay by the Kenosha CVB, my friend Annie and I had a chance to shop at some wonderful places. We also had some neat experiences as well. Against the Grain Creative Concepts offers re-purpose and reclaimed items. We loved shopping at Against the […]

Syracuse History

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The middle of May brought me to Syracuse, New York. I traveled here for the North American Travel Journalist Association (NATJA) Conference. It took place May 15-18, 2019. While at this event I had a chance to learn some amazing history about the wonderful town of Syracuse, New York. Salt History in Syracuse Syracuse is […]