entertainment

Zinnas at Rendleman Orchards

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Is there anything as lovely as a field of Zinnas at Rendleman Orchards? The acre field that my friend Rose Hammitt and I drove south to Alto Pass, Illinois to see is the brain child of Michele Sirles, Vice President of Rendelman Orchards. The orchards have been in business since 1873, but this is the […]

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Illinois State Fair

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There is something about being inside a State Fair Grounds before it opens. Walking the grounds without a crowd is magical. At least that’s how it felt when I took a walk around before the Media Day event. The event explains all the new fun facts for the 2019 Illinois State Fair! Illinois Director of […]

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Lindsborg Thru My Eyes

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Lindsborg, Kansas is a lovely community known as Little Sweden USA. I was invited to travel to experience the culture, art, and traditions of this great town. We had a wonderful time on this sponsored trip! The History in Lindsborg Lindsborg was settled in 1869 by a group of Lutheran Swedes led by 28-year old […]

Fun on Route 66 & Beyond

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Sometimes it is fun just to take off and turn a duty trip into a fun one. It was my husband Keith’s birthday and we had an oil change in Collinsville, Illinois, after that we were as they say on American Pickers, freewheeling! Keith wanted Barbecue so we did what I always advise travelers to […]

D-Day exhibit

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The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM) has a new D-Day exhibit honoring the 75th D-Day Anniversary. The exhibit is titled, “In This Great Struggle: The Greatest Generation Remembers World War II.” The D-Day exhibit opened on June 6, 2019. I had the honor of viewing the exhibit which is built around the audio […]