Holiday travel

Tips for Trips in Your Backyard!

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Every day we read about the benefits of local, shopping locally and dining at independent local establishments.  Being married to a farmer and having a son also that has joined us in the farming operation in the last few years, I know what it is like to run a small business.  I have always had […]

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  For years I have stopped at Peases Candy Shoppes.  For years I stopped at the Laurel location in Springfield and would buy penny candy and put it in paper bags for the kids when they were young. Later I would buy candy apples for my husband Keith when he was in the fields. and […]

Eight Tips For a Family Road Trip by Guest Blogger Carrie Steinweg

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Carrie is a prolific writer, a foodie, travel writer and columnist who also is a mom blogger.  Carrie is the first in my series of upcoming guest blogs.  Here are her Eight Tips For a Family Road Trip!   Eight Tips For a Family Road Trip  Keep the car clear. Years ago I interviewed an […]

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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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