Family Fun

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  Sometimes it is fun just to travel as far as the closest cooking class. That is what my friend Janna Seiz and I did last week, we took a class on stocks and sauces.  I learned terms I had never heard in three years of French class about the origins of some of the […]

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The 2015 Macoupin County Fall Festival featured military items and tractors galore!

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Carlinville, Illinois’s Macoupin County Historical Society hosted the annual fall festival which highlighted Oliver and Minneapolis Moline tractors for farm equipment. Vendors were set up all over the grounds surrounding the Anderson mansion and inside the beautiful home were military museums and military items scattered throughout the museum along with women’s clothing and antiques spread […]

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Event planning for the holidays - start now!

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Do you like to travel during the holidays, see theater shows, head to the city?  We do and to be honest if you want to make these events work, they require a bit of planning ahead, holiday event tickets, hotels and even trains fill up early. What do you want to do?  Make a list.  I […]

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The International Crane Foundation - a legacy

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When my husband heard me say, “When I am in Baraboo, Wisconsin I want to visit the International Crane Foundation,” his response was “Cool, I’d like to see historic cranes too.” He originally thought I meant machinery, not birds – after the real destination was selected, he sadly decided to miss this event, but my […]

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