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Zinnas at Rendleman Orchards

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Is there anything as lovely as a field of Zinnas at Rendleman Orchards? The acre field that my friend Rose Hammitt and I drove south to Alto Pass, Illinois to see is the brain child of Michele Sirles, Vice President of Rendelman Orchards. The orchards have been in business since 1873, but this is the […]

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A Stay at Cave Creek Cabins!

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My friend Rose Hammitt and I went on a trip to tour Rendleman Orchards new Zinna field and see the peach orchard. After our tour, we had a sponsored stay at Cave Creek Cabins. Roger and Shirley Bullock built these cabins in 2017 and they have offered amazing stays for visitors to Union County ever […]

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Our Lady of the Higway

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I’ve wanted to stop at the Madonna shrine with her arms outstretched for a long time. The shrine near Waggoner, Illinois is one of the lesser known Route 66 stops. It is called the “Our Lady of the Highway. This lovely shrine is located on private property, on a farm along Historic Route 66. The […]

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northern Illinois

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This weekend we headed to northern, Illinois and our first stop was Elgin. We went to visit a cousin. She planned out a schedule like a pro. Lunch at the California Pizza Kitchen, then off to the long awaited Kane County Flea Market! Kane County Flea Market This flea market is one of, if not […]

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Illinois State Fair

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There is something about being inside a State Fair Grounds before it opens. Walking the grounds without a crowd is magical. At least that’s how it felt when I took a walk around before the Media Day event. The event explains all the new fun facts for the 2019 Illinois State Fair! Illinois Director of […]

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