Historical Travel

We did give a fig for the Figge Art Museum and cafe!

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On a hosted trip to the Quad Cities, my daughter Allie and I got our culture on when we visited the Figge Art Museum.  Located in downtown Davenport, the building itself, a beautiful glass structure, is a piece of art in its own right. Our first destination was the Figgie Cafe where we found upscale […]

Review of Trappist Beer Travels, Inside the Breweries of the Monasteries

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  The book Trappist Beer Travels, Inside the Breweries of the Monasarites is written by Caroline Wallace, Sarah Wood and Jessica Deahl.  All three writers are beer writers that came together using their fascination of not only beer, but the beer brewed in monasteries by the Trappist order of monks. When I first received the […]

LeClaire a river town adventure

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Allie had never been to LeClaire, Iowa so I had fun heading to this beautiful little river town situated along the banks of the Mississippi. Allie and I took a hosted trip to the Quad Cities area and it was great spending time with my grown up daughter and doing the things we enjoy. Our […]

Penfield and tractor power!

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Most every year Keith and I go to Penfield, Illinois to enjoy the Historic Farm Days show.  This year I was taken by the tractor power, not of the newer muscle tractors, but by the massive heavy bulk of some of the beautiful old iron.  Seeing these huge machines in motion and hearing their rhythmic […]

Bix Beiderbecke Museum Opens July 24th!

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Anyone that loves Dixieland Jazz knows the name of Leon Bismark (Bix) Beiderbecke and now jazz enthusiasts and those that love history and music have reason to celebrate.  The Bix Beiderbecke Museum opens Friday July 24th! The museum is located in the basement of the River Music Experience also known as the Redstone Building. Today, […]