antiques

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Get ready because it will be here before you know it! The Half Century of Progress at a recent planning meeting was referred to as “The Greatest Show on Earth”. While the circus has that motto all  sewed up, when you are talking tractor shows at least here in the US, it is certainly true.  […]

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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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Blackhawk and Arrow Rock

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Are you drawn in when you see a sign saying Historic Town along the highway?  I sure am!  When I saw the sign for historic Blackwater, and later Arrow Rock, I was hooked!  On my way to Kansas City, Kansas for a hosted trip, I had a bit of extra time and my curiosity got […]

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Shopping and dining in Pulakski County

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Pulaski County Missouri is famous for its beautiful outdoors.  While you may already love the area for the Gasconade and Big Piney Rivers, I fell in love with the little shops and antique stores while on a hosted trip in Mid-September.  My friend Janna Seiz and I headed south and shopped and ate our way […]

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