June 2018

Art fest


Cedar Fall’s is home to the College Hill Art Fest which is held on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa at the corner of College and 23rd Street. Keith and I traveled to Cedar Falls to attend the 100 Years of John Deere and to discover a bit about this festival and the […]

Riverfront Musuem

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This summer is all about grandma time.  With my two grandchildren soon to reach double digits at eight (soon to be nine) and seven (to be eight in December) I am grasping the summer months like a drowning sailor.  We are taking weekly trips to fun spots in central Illinois.  Last week, the Riverfront Museum […]

Eureka Springs

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The entire two and a half square miles of downtown of Eureka Springs is on the National Historic Register.  I traveled to Eureka Springs on a hosted trip along with my friend Rose Hammit and a group of travel writers that are part of the North American Travel Journalists Association.  When we drove into town […]

Hosting on Ask Me Anything

Ever wanted to ask me questions about my travel?  Now is your chance!  On Wednesday June 5th I will be hosting an event, “Ask Me Anything! Let’s talk about traveling the backroads and see what cool places the farm, small towns and quirky museums have to offer.” Just log onto https://travelama.amafeed.com/ask-me-anything-lets-talk-about-traveling-the-backroads-and-see-what-cool-506526, where you will have to […]

Kinney Pioneer Musseum

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Museum Director Kay Ingersol literally guided us by phone to the Kinney Pioneer Museum and Historical Society of North Iowa.  At first we  had trouble finding our way.  After arriving she took us on a whirlwind tour.  The Kinney Pioneer Museum was perhaps the most amazing find of our hosted trip to Mason City, Iowa.  […]