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Disney on Ice Presents Frozen mesmerized!

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Disney on Ice Presents Frozen came to Springfield, Illinois and it mesmerized.  The grandkids and I were hosted to see this amazing show.  I was excited to see this wonderful show come to life on ice although I admit I was a bit skeptical about how they could bring a set of this magnitude to […]

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Chick-fil-A camp out!

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Today I saw something I never have before, tents in a Chick-fil-A parking lot. Debbie Pilapil and I attended the media luncheon at Chick-fil-A for Senior News & Times.  We noted an array of tents and people in lawn chairs sitting in the parking lot outside of White Oaks Mall.  Everyone was there preparing for the […]

The Abraham Lincoln Hearse is at the Illinois State Fair Museum

I know Norm Claussen because of our shared love of old iron. Norm and Mike Hall head up the antique tractor display at the Illinois State Fair and this year, Norm also took on another job, he is the President/C.E.O. of the Illinois State Fair Museum foundation. This year they brought a very special treat […]

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Scheels, a fun stop

Who would guess that Scheels can be considered a travel stop? This sports store may or may not be a place where you shop, but it sure is a place to see and do. With statues on the outside including one of Abraham Lincoln to signify the Land of Lincoln this is a fun place […]

Abe's Southside Cafe and Pub

In the Land of Lincoln, of course it is all about Abe and a statue of Abe is quite fitting in this café located on Springfield’s south Sixth street. Part of the Travelodge hotel, we found the café to be quiet and friendly. This past Thanksgiving Day weekend we met here with friends and enjoyed […]