accomodations

Amana Colonies

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For my husband Keith, the Amana Colonies is Christmas rolled up in a big stocking! We traveled to the Colonies the first weekend in December and went for the annual Prelude to Christmas Event.  This area is unlike any other.  It was settled in the 1850’s by a religious group of Germans. According to the […]

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The Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt a Holiday Shopping Experience!

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Are you in the Holiday spirit yet?  I am! After going to the my hosted trip to the Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt November 17-18, 2018 I’m ready to put up my tree, send out my Christmas cards and say “Ho, Ho Ho!” The wonderful Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt has me in the Christmas spirit.  My husband Keith and I […]

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wagon history

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I don’t know about you, but I love to tour, stay and see old mansions.  When there is a cool agricultural story to go with it, all the better! The Redstone Inn in Dubuque, Iowa is a fifteen-room inn built in 1894.  The Inn was built by Augustine Cooper of Cooper Wagon Works for his daughter Elizabeth.  […]

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Back to nature

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Are you thinking Christmas yet?  I know, its not even Thanksgiving yet!  But for this mom and grandma, I like to be done by Thanksgiving.  I  want to celebrate the holiday by enjoying all the festivities.  I don’t want to have to worry about  presents.  Now is the time for me to shop!  This year […]

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travel book

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As most of my readers know, I always have a book in my hand, whether on the road or at home.  My latest read is Brian Nelson’s a World Worth Seeing.  I received the book to review. I must say, I read it from cover to cover.  I am always interested in hearing how someone else […]

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