Holiday travel

Adventure Santa Strikes again!  Holiday fun with this awesome Christmas planner.

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    On November 13th I introduced my first adventure with my grandchildren and Adventure Santa.  I received this fun toy to review for my blog and have had great fun thinking up activities for me and Adventure Santa to do with the grandkids. The first time Adventure Santa made his appearance to Cade and […]

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A Photo Essay of the 39th National Farm Toy Show

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The National Farm Toy Show takes place the first weekend in November every year. Keith and I have been going since I can remember. This is usually his first getaway after harvest and he takes his list of what he is looking for to complete farm toy projects he is working on.  This year his […]

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Romance at Timmerman's Supper Club

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They opened in 1961 and this Supper Club in East Dubuque, Illinois still has it.  With the windows surrounding the dining area and the amazing view, that would almost be enough, but the food and great service helped Keith and I have a romantic dinner to top off our weekend at the National Farm Toy […]

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The Village Homestead, inspired by a country farmhouse

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It was the first weekend in October when we were traveling to the Spoon River Drive that I spotted The Village Homestead, a compilation of lovely farm buildings spread around a shaded lawn.  One octagon shed truly caught my attention.  The buildings are pristine and visitors can wonder from one to the other and peak […]

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Happy Halloween wherever you may roam

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The leaves they are a skittering Falling like a dervish to the ground. The trees are sighing loudly It’s Hallowed Eve all around. My black cat is on his porch swing His yellow eyes aglow Little ones are donning their costumes Gathering candy to and fro. I gave my love a card now A silly […]

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