January 2019

Polar Vortex

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With artic temperatures ripping south from the North Pole the term Polar Vortex has taken on a terrible trendy vibe. This vibe brings warnings of record low temperatures, wind chill warnings and danger to motorists that hit the roadways. What does this mean for me? It means take heed. Cancel appointments, pay attention and boo […]

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outdoor San Diego

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It was a quick trip, a long weekend really. My cousin Cheri already lives in San Diego. Then, my cousin’s daughter Lisa is from St Paul, Minnesota. She was coming to San Diego to present at a conference. When I was invited to join them, it was a perfect plan to see San Diego outdoors. […]

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Velie Plantation History lives on in Moline Illinois.

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What is more fascinating than history? Then what is more important than preserving that history? Thankfully the Quad City Bank & Trust optioned to refurbish the Velie Plantation former home of Willard and Annie Velie when they were looking to build. Willard Lamb Velie Willard Lamb Velie the grandson of John Deere was a force […]

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The Steel Plow Burger Co.  A Dining Event!

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It makes sense that in Moline, Illinois, the home of John Deere, that you might find a restaurant named The Steel Plow! What makes it even better is that the food was awesome! Jessica Waytenick from the Visit Quad Cities hosted my friend Annie Jansen and I on our visit to the area. Our Visit […]

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It’s winter, where else do you want to be but a beach? I was excited to be one of a group of that contributed to The World’s Best Beaches. The article states, “Our world is filled with seemingly endless beaches, which can make it challenging to decide where to invest your time. To simplify this […]

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