Holiday travel

Casa Marina Historic Hotel Revisited!

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I came to this beautiful historic hotel a few year’s ago with my friend Rose.  When I had a chance to return with my husband Keith, my son Jason and his wife Stacy I jumped.  This was a first, a family trip together and since Stacy had never seen the ocean the historic Casa Marina was just […]

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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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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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Widow at Windsor antiques to savor

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Last night during the holiday walk in downtown Springfield, we wondered into the lovely Widow at Windsor Antiques where each piece whether you are talking furniture, paintings, jewelry or unique items fits into the term “statement piece”.  Walking around, my husband, brother-in-law and sister-in-law were all oohing and aahing thinking just where an item may […]

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Branson for the holidays, a look back.

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It had been over a decade since I was in Branson, but when I learned that my mom’s favorite, Johnny Mathis was coming to town, we hit the road.  We traveled to Branson the weekend before Thanksgiving and much to my surprise, Christmas had arrived already in this Ozark Mountain town. Visitors were first drawn to […]

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