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Beautiful Manitoulin Island!

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Manitoulin Island is the largest freshwater island in the world.  On the island itself there are three  big lakes, Lake Kagawong, Lake Mindemoya and Lake Manitou.  On top of that, the island has Bayfield Sound and South Bay and Manitowaning Bay!  Needless to say, there is water and shoreline everywhere.  Manitoulin Island is in Lake […]

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.  […]

Stumbling on the Lewis Round Barn Museum

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How’s the song go?  “Some day’s are diamonds, some days are gold”, this past Saturday was both a diamond and gold!  Keith and I struck it rich when we found the lovely Lewis Round Barn Museum.  On our way to a flea market at the Adams County Fairgrounds, we spied the Lewis Round Barn Museum […]

Wildlife refuge

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A visit to the Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge was an educational one!  When I was young I wanted to be a veterinarian.  For years I held onto this dream.  As a kid I watched the show Daktari an American family drama series that aired on CBS between 1966 and 1969. Set in Africa this family […]

Dogwood Canyon a beautiful place!

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How exciting it was to get out into the Ozark hills on a guided tram tour of Dogwood Canyon Nature Park!  This is a beautiful canyon that covers 10,000 acres of the pristine Ozark Mountain landscape and was purchased by Johnny Morris in 1990.   Back in February I heard of Johnny Morris for the […]