Architecture

Historic Collinsville

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Have you ever had a dream that you wanted to see come to fruition?  That is the story behind Historic Collinsville.  JoAnn and Glenn Weakly created Historic Collinsville after Joanne saw a need for children to learn about history hands on. Keith and I are honored we got to visit with this magnetic couple on […]

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Downtown Clarksville

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Downtown Clarksville Tennessee is both historical and beautiful.  On a hosted stay, I enjoyed many things over the weekend we were there. I visited the city last November and saw Downtown Clarksville decorated in all of her Christmas finery.  This summer though, I got a chance to enjoy music, theater, new dining options, architecture and […]

helicopter ride

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Sneaky is what my daughter is.  I suggested a helicopter ride over Chicago for my husband for Christmas, Carrie said, “Is that really a present for dad, or is that a present for you?” With that, she turned the idea to Keith and gave the idea to him.  Sneaky and brilliant, because I loved it! […]

Prairie Mills windmill

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I’ve never seen anything like it.  The Prairie Mills Windmill in Golden, Illinois looks like picture out of a Dutch countryside.  The beautiful windmill with huge “sails” that turn the grist mill make a lovely sight on the Illinois Prairie landscape! The Prairie Mills windmill is a Dutch smock windmill.  It is the only US-built […]

shopping Pulaski County

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Shopping  in Pulaski County Missouri was great fun.  It is an integral part of visiting,  while on a hosted trip I visited several shops.  I love to see what there is in different parts of the country and learn about the history and culture of the area I am in! H.E. Warren Store  The H […]