2019

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 […]

Million Dollar Courthouse

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The Million Dollar Courthouse is located in Carlinville, Illinois. Building on this beautiful courthouse began in 1869 and was completed in 1870. They built an architectural wonder, but it sunk the county 1.3 million in debt and would 40 years to pay it off. My daughter Allie and I loved our tour that Andrea Duncan, […]

Danenberger & a Fashion Show!

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Who doesn’t love a winery? Who doesn’t love a fashion show? When you get to combine them both then magic happens! April 27, my daughter Carrie and I went to get our fashion sense updated and sip some wine at Danenberger Family Vineyards I had been to this cool venue before to sample the wine […]

Greatest sundial

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Last night in Pekin, Illinois after completing a presentation at the Pekin Public Library about the Best Places to Travel in Illinois, I went on a search. My sister-in-law Kay Hogan and I were on the lookout. We were on a mission to find what is known in Pekin as the World’s Greatest Sundial. How […]

safe travels

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It is spring and it is beautiful. Everyone wants to head out to the backroads and see the countryside. However, for safe travels there is one thing to remember while you head that direction. Farmers are on the move and in the way! With recent rains in the Midwest slowing spring planting if there is […]

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