Rolling over the river

Rolling, rolling, rolling on or in this case over the Illinois River. We crossed the river in Beardstown, Illinois and I couldn’t help but enjoy the beauty of the bridge. Sometimes the funtional architecture is as lovely as it is useful!

Newbold Farm's - a John Deere tractor experience

Like John Deere tractors? So do I! At this year’s Florida Flywheeler show, Clem Newbold shared his museum that focuses on the three farms he grew up on and his collection of John Deere Two Cylinder tractors. As a boy, Clem Newbold’s life as a child revolved around Crosswicks, Gate Farm and Dingleton Farm. Clem […]

Ostermeier Prairie Center

Ostermeier Prairie Center was formed from a 29-acre farm tract that includes a barn, pond, and century-old farmhouse. While the main portion of the Garden is set out as trails, the Ostermeier Prairie Center offers pasture and cropland restored as examples of the prairie found in central Illinois during pioneer days. Lincoln Memorial Garden was […]

Lincoln Memorial Gardens, a place for reflecting

There are some places that you may have visited all of your life that just call for you to return year after year, season after season. That is the way it is with Lincoln Memorial Gardens, a beautiful park filled with Midwestern plants and wooded paths that is lovely during any season. Famous landscape architect […]

Ghost Tour St. Augustine Style!

Without a doubt there are enough stories and history in the oldest city in America to come up with several haunted stories to “shiver me timbers” on the most dedicated cynic. Admitedly not believing in ghosts, my husband and I set out on the “Trolley of the Doomed” on the Ghosts & Gravestones Trolley Tour […]