route 66

Our Lady of the Higway

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I’ve wanted to stop at the Madonna shrine with her arms outstretched for a long time. The shrine near Waggoner, Illinois is one of the lesser known Route 66 stops. It is called the “Our Lady of the Highway. This lovely shrine is located on private property, on a farm along Historic Route 66. The […]

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Fun on Route 66 & Beyond

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Sometimes it is fun just to take off and turn a duty trip into a fun one. It was my husband Keith’s birthday and we had an oil change in Collinsville, Illinois, after that we were as they say on American Pickers, freewheeling! Keith wanted Barbecue so we did what I always advise travelers to […]

Sears Homes

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There was a day when you could order literally anything from the Sears catalog, and I mean anything! In fact, you could even order a house. The town of Carlinville, Illinois, boasts the largest existing contiguous collection of Sears Homes. After some research I learned from the blog Sears Home.org that Elgin, Illinois is home […]

Henry's Rabbit Ranch

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If you are like me and enamored with Route 66 stops then you will love a stop at Henry’s Rabbit Ranch.  The ranch is located in Staunton, Illinois along the historic Route 66.. Keith and I traveled to Henry’s Rabbit Ranch with the grandkids after stopping in Litchfield to eat at Jubelts.  We took Lilly  […]

history in Pulaski country

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Pulaski County Missouri is rich in history. Set in the beautiful Ozark hills, on a recent hosted trip to Pulaski County I had a chance to visit some cool historic sites.  These sites included Route 66, a Stagecoach Museum and Trail of Tears monuments as well as some interesting landmarks. We started our day at […]