St. Francis Xavier Basilica in downtown Dyersville!

Although Dyersville, Iowa, the first weekend in November is all about the National Farm Toy Show, each year I don’t feel like the trip was complete without a visit to the glorious St. Francis Xavier Basilica.  Only one of 53 Basilica’s in the United States, this lovely Catholic Church literally takes your breath away.  The definition […]

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Driving in the Indiana Countryside

Driving through the Indiana countryside just a bit south of Indianapolis, I caught this scene outside the passenger window.  Late fall offers a muted beauty as colors fade and Thanksgiving approaches and time stands between fall and winter offering a myriad of scenes to store away before the snow flies.  The crunch of leaves underfoot, […]

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National Quilt Museum

National Quilt Museum On our way to Tennessee while driving through Paducah, my mom commented, “Let’s stop by the quilt museum”. The museum is located downtown and was easy to drive to late on a Sunday afternoon. Two hours later we were glad we did.  The quilts are amazingly beautiful and varied.  We enjoyed the […]

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Come to the National Farm Toy Show

The first weekend in November, Dyersville, Iowa is flooded with toy collectors that come to visit the National Farm Toy Show. Thought of as the Granddaddy of all toy shows, collectors come from all over the US and even from around the world to attend this annual event that is hosted by Toy Farmer Magazine.  […]

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The changing New York Skyline

Last July I visited New York’s Manhattan. This is a view from the Empire State Building. Prayers go out to all that have lived through the change that hurricane Sandy has wrought.

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