Family Fun

Tractor Trippin

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Today Keith and I set out on a tractor adventure.  Some of our favorite tractor shows are the winter ones. The different clubs sometimes have shows in remote locations that we travel to and enjoy getting away from central Illinois frigid climes.  This show though was in central Illinois, it was the Prairie Gold Rush […]

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Home bound fear not

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So, I had plans, lots of plans!  I was supposed to go to a local conference today and watch my husband give a presentation tonight.  Yesterday kids and grandkids were all coming to dinner, but a bug, not a terrible bug, but a bug no one wants stopped me in my tracks.  Energy doesn’t last […]

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Mahan Filling Station, a Route 66 landmark at Fulgenzi's

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Are you a Route 66 enthusiast?  If so, you might want to stop at the Mahan Filling Station. This former gas station, thought to be one of the earliest dating back to around 1917, has returned to its roots.  Built by Butler Manufacturing in Springfield, Illinois, today the station sits on the property of Fulgenzi’s […]

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I traveled to the ocean Key West palms called my name The beauty of the narrow streets The colored houses And the Independence of the island charmed me. This romantic getaway made us feel like children Despite our advanced years! The Florida Flywheelers, Ringling Sarasota mansion And a Cracker museum and animal park Rounded out […]

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I thought my readers might enjoy a fiction story for the holiday!  Let me know what you think, and Merry Christmas! Ayla’s Christmas Eve It was Christmas time in the heartland.  The Midwest was covered in darkness and a cold icy chill went down my back as I heard the tinkle of ice hitting the […]

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