Family Fun

A Day in Dwight!

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Dwight, Illinois is in the northern sector of of the state. I have memories of flitting through it while traveling for the State of Illinois. You may also recall glimpsing a very cool windmill from the window of the Amtrak while traveling to Chicago. On a recent trip I photographed that windmill for a Travel […]

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Ulysses Grant's Campsite

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It is always neat to learn new history! Thanks to a press release on the Senior News & Times for Illinois I learned that a Ulysses S. Grant’s overnight campsite was in nearby Jacksonville, Illinois. Today, my husband Keith and I even traced a few historical stops in town! Grant’s Campsite The corner of the […]

Agriventure Trail

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Keith and I came to Decatur, Alabama for art and agritourism! The city has a brand new agri-tourism trail! It is called Step Out Agriventure Trail! This trail includes both agricultural, and outdoor adventures.  We had a chance to check out at a few stops during our hosted visit to Decatur, Alabama. The Decatur Morgan […]

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chasing art

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Chasing art in Decatur, Alabama is what Keith and I were doing in this lovely city. Nothing adds to a town like art. Perhaps Pablo Picasso said it best when he stated, “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”  I think art also helps make everyday life beautiful. That’s exactly what […]

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Tale of Two Pike Counties

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Read about our day in Pike County. Pike County Illinois and Pike County Missouri! As we started out the day, the temperatures were in the high twenties and the sun was shining. We had breakfast in Waverly at Verda Mae’s, which has recently reopened on Saturdays for breakfast. The food and service was first rate […]

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