Urban travel

Oklahoma

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When my husband Keith asked me if I had ever seen the play Oklahoma! before,  I told him I had not.  I know I have heard some of the songs before, but  this past weekend watching Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! played out at the Roxy in downtown Clarksville it was my first time.  I must […]

helicopter ride

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Sneaky is what my daughter is.  I suggested a helicopter ride over Chicago for my husband for Christmas, Carrie said, “Is that really a present for dad, or is that a present for you?” With that, she turned the idea to Keith and gave the idea to him.  Sneaky and brilliant, because I loved it! […]

Downtown Cedar Falls

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There is nothing like staying in a historic hotel!  I love the architecture and beauty of a hotel with class, and the Blackhawk Hotel  in downtown Cedar Falls fits the bill.  On a recent hosted stay, my husband Keith and I were in a lovely King Suite of this hotel built in 1870. We dropped […]

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 […]

Eureka Springs

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The entire two and a half square miles of downtown of Eureka Springs is on the National Historic Register.  I traveled to Eureka Springs on a hosted trip along with my friend Rose Hammit and a group of travel writers that are part of the North American Travel Journalists Association.  When we drove into town […]