Family Fun

A Ride on the Incline Railway!

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I’ve been to Look Out Mountain before. I have been to Rock City and I have seen the beautiful Ruby Falls, but I had never taken a ride on the Incline Railway, the steepest passenger rail in the country. Besides offering amazing scenery, this is an engineering wonder. The train car takes you for a […]

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What better way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon than an open house for friends and family?  Our cousin’s son Ben Ladage along with his business partner David Ray just opened an auction house/reception hall.  The hall is named Delray for Ben’s late grandfather Delmar Ladage and for David Ray.  This is a partnership based […]

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Last year we didn’t get to attend the Gateway Mid-America Toy Show and the transition from winter into spring wasn’t quite complete. This year will be the 35th show. which will be held on February 5-7, 2016 at the Sheraton Lakeside Chalet in St. Louis’s West Port Plaza. This year -Lord willing and the creek […]

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The Chicago Travel & Adventure show is coming to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont January 23-24, 2016.  I had the chance to do a Q & A with John Golicz the founder of the Travel & Adventure show series to find out just what a visitor could gain by attending. “There will […]

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Jewelry, I love it.  I just finished an article for the Prairieland Buzz about using jewelry as my travel souvenir, a practice I started long ago.  This necklace though is special, it stands out not only because of it’s beauty, but because of the story behind it. This last summer we traveled to Pinckneyville, Illinois to […]

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