Food

Tour of the Beautiful Blackhawk Hotel

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At this year’s Gathering of the Green in Davenport Iowa, we stayed at the beautiful historic Blackhawk Hotel. The hotel not only opened their doors to allow John Deere machinery in the hotel to provide as Sheldon Wellman said, “A touch of Iowa.” While staying we found out that they also offer a tour of […]

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Chick-fil-A camp out!

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Today I saw something I never have before, tents in a Chick-fil-A parking lot. Debbie Pilapil and I attended the media luncheon at Chick-fil-A for Senior News & Times.  We noted an array of tents and people in lawn chairs sitting in the parking lot outside of White Oaks Mall.  Everyone was there preparing for the […]

Dining at Jacksonville Beach

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Part of the fun of travel is great food. I must admit anytime I head south I find food just tastes great so we were already on the right path. We headed out for our family trip with my husband, son and daughter-in-law,  with ice on the ground, and a desire for sun and sea. Our […]

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Family travel- generations of fun

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  A family vacation, a generational trip takes on a different meaning that traveling with your children or your parents when they are young. A recent trip with my son and his wife and one this spring with my daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren offered insights into the lives they lead together minus us. We learned […]

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Happy Birthday Abe & so on!

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If you are from anywhere near central Illinois you know that February 12th was the birthday of our 16th President. Above is a statue of Lincoln outside of the Lincoln Heritage Museum.  On Lincoln’s Birthday there are any number of Lincoln sites to visit in central Illinois to celebrate the birthday of our famous son. […]

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