Travel Tips

, ,

Okay, I am officially my mother.  When I was working at the Illinois Emergency Management Agency(IEMA) I used to set up with a booth about radon at the Senior Celebration.  Always a great opportunity for screenings and information about everything from home health care to travel, I encouraged my mom to come out. She and […]

, , ,

I enjoy downtown Springfield’s shopping experience and one of their new options in the Second Saturday Downtown Springfield Shop Hop. This experience is offered May through October of 2016. My sister Debbie Salisbury, who works at the Springfield Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum and told me about this went along as well as my mom […]

Beautiful fountain my focus while picking at the Litchfield Picker's Market

, , ,

  When out and about, take a minute to look around, you will never know just what you will see! This May, was our first local picking foray this spring and it was a doozey.  The Litchfield Picker’s Market is located in downtown Litchfield, Illinois and is held the 2nd Sunday of the month.  The […]

The USS Arizona Men brings the story of the men who sailed, fought and died with her to life.

, ,

  I have been to Pearl Harbor twice and the USS Arizona memorial and Punch Bowl cemetery never stop to stir me.  While I have read about it, visited it and stood above where so many men lost their lives, it took the book The USS Arizona Men 75th Anniversary to bring the individuals who sailed, fought […]

The Greenhouse Café, a Nordic Bistro offers up traditional fare in Solvang!

, , ,

What is the old saying?  “When in Rome, do as the Roman’s do”.  Well in Solvang, California, the Danish community in the Santa Ynez Valley, we decided to do as the Danish do and try some traditional fare.  At the lovely Greenhouse Café with its greenhouse atmosphere, we watched tourists walk by and ordered the […]

by