Nature

Gene Porter-Stratton

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I had considered myself to be at least somewhat well read. That is until I stumbled on to the amazing Limberlost State Historic Site and the story of Gene Stratton-Porter.  She was a naturalist and photographer. Gene’s cabin is located in Geneva, Indiana in Jay County. Our guide Jeannie Akins told us that author J.K. […]

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The St. Louis Aquarium, let's go!

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Want to visit the St. Louis Aquarium? I just visited along with my friend Rose Hammitt on a hosted visit! The St. Louis Aquarium reopened on June 8th after being closed during COVID-19. On our visit Rose and I saw sharks, jelly fish, a seahorse, an anteater and more! This amazing aquarium offers over 13,000 […]

goat tower

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I thought I had seen most of the roadside attractions in the area. I was wrong! Goat Tower Farms had somehow escaped my radar! What is it? Goat Tower Farms is the dream of David Johnson. After spying the tower in Decanter, a wine magazine, of the Fairview Winery’s tower in South Africa, he had […]

A Walk Around the Rail

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You have three choices if you want to walk near the Rail Golf Course in Sherman, Illinois. First there is Carpenter Park, and then there is a public walking path around the course, then of course you can also play a round of golf and carry your clubs! The Rail Golf Course While today this […]

Edwards Trace

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I love finding history nearby, and Center Park is along East Lake Drive at Springfield, Illinois’ southern edge. Here you will find some ancient history. This history is the Edwards Trace, an ancient trail little known and little documented. Yet in this park near a picnic area is a sign. This sign reminds us that […]