Nature

Beautiful Manitoulin Island!

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Manitoulin Island is the largest freshwater island in the world.  On the island itself there are three  big lakes, Lake Kagawong, Lake Mindemoya and Lake Manitou.  On top of that, the island has Bayfield Sound and South Bay and Manitowaning Bay!  Needless to say, there is water and shoreline everywhere.  Manitoulin Island is in Lake […]

visit Perivale

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When my late father retired, he opened a frame shop.  He painted, drew and photographed and did it well.  I wish I shared his artistic talents.  While I don’t have his talent, I do however, share his enjoyment of the arts.  When my husband Keith and I had the chance to visit Perivale Gallery and […]

Marbold Farmstead

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It had been a long while since I had been to Marbold Farmstead.  This historic farmstead is run by a group of dedicated volunteers. Their goal is to create a living history farm. Yesterday Keith and I traveled north to the Greenview, Illinois area. We attended the Marbold Farmstead Antique Show and Farm Fest.  The […]

Riverfront Musuem

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This summer is all about grandma time.  With my two grandchildren soon to reach double digits at eight (soon to be nine) and seven (to be eight in December) I am grasping the summer months like a drowning sailor.  We are taking weekly trips to fun spots in central Illinois.  Last week, the Riverfront Museum […]

Crystal Bridges

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The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art structure is as much a piece of art as the art within the museum.  The Crystal Bridges museum is meant to fuse with the Ozark nature that surrounds it and it succeeds in that mission. Comprised of concrete, cedar and copper the museum was designed by  architect Moshie […]