southern Illinois

I have been here before, but I wanted to return to see the Bald Knob Cross since its restoration. Located on Bald Knob outside of Alto Pass, to get there my friend Rose and I traversed the winding road to the peak where the cross rises above the horizon. We were not disappointed in the […]

Beautiful Von Jakob's

On the edge of the Shawnee Forest sits the beautiful Von Jakob Vineyard and Brewery. The Von Jakob family started growing grapes outside their southern, Illinois home in 1996 and the business has been open for 15 years. During my travels south I stopped at this location and was amazed by the view out the […]