Family Fun

Ryan's Round Barn, a place of circular beauty!

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I don’t know when I have seen anything as lovely as Ryan’s Round Barn.  Located in Johnson’s Sauk Trail State Recreation Area near Kewanee, I talked my mom into traveling with me to take a tour.  The barn is perfectly round without a beam in it. Steve Christian, Director of the Friends of Johnson Park […]

Balloons Over Vermilion, what a trip!

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July 14th was media day. As a blogger, I got the chance to go up, up and away in a hot air balloon with the pilots that would be flying over Vermilion County Illinois during the July 15-16 weekend. My daughter-in-law Stacy came along and was part of Scott Wooge’s balloon crew as we prepared […]

Fashion and Travel - Loving it at the Missouri History Museum

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Today Janna Seiz, Marty Swain and my mom and I headed for St. Louis to the Missouri History Museum to view The Little Black Dress exhibit.  The story of how black advanced from being limited to mourning to high fashion.  During the Victorian Age, the black dress was used with very strict mourning social rules […]

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The Illinois state Fair is just around the corner.  If you love coming out to the antique tractor exhibit, read on, we have some important information to share.  Every year we try to take one of our Graham Bradley’s to the fair, it is a chance to help share agricultural history, by bringing a variety […]

Art Deco Church takes eyes heavenward

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Annie Jansen and I were in Bloomington on one of our monthly get togethers in March of this year.  We got turned around in town and spied the amazingly beautiful Holy Trinity Catholic Church on the corner of Chestnut and Main.  We vowed on our next trip if the church was open to the public […]