road stories

Stumbling on the Lewis Round Barn Museum

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How’s the song go?  “Some day’s are diamonds, some days are gold”, this past Saturday was both a diamond and gold!  Keith and I struck it rich when we found the lovely Lewis Round Barn Museum.  On our way to a flea market at the Adams County Fairgrounds, we spied the Lewis Round Barn Museum […]

Alton's Gentle Giant turns 100

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Robert Pershing Wadlow was 8’ 11.1” by the time he died at the young age of 22 in 1940.  Today he still holds the Guinness World Record for the tallest man to ever live! Robert was born in Alton, Illinois on February 22, 1918 and I visited the River City along with my friends Annie […]

Branson Landing’s water and light show

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I arrived in Branson a day before the North American Travel Journalist Association (NATJA) conference was to begin.  I live six hours north and either I could arrive a day ahead with my friend that I was traveling with, or we could leave at as another friend says, “O dark hundred”. We wisely chose to […]

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A Tour of the Mississippi Capitol

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Jane Elliott spied the beautiful Mississippi state capitol when we were traveling south on our trek to Florida.  It was President’s day and downtown Jackson was quiet.  “Let’s take a look,” Jane said and so Keith and I and Jane and Kent Elliott and their daughter Beth. Much to our delight, they let us park […]

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Angel of the visor

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Some of us have a charm for luck while others put faith in higher powers to protect us from harm.  That was true of my friend who bought her daughter a Visor Angel to watch over her while living in a city hundreds of miles from the small town where she grew up.  My friend […]

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