Family Fun

A View from the St. Louis Wheel!

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I crave great views and my latest great view was of the St. Louis, Missouri skyline from the St. Louis Wheel. The St. Louis Wheel is a huge Ferris wheel at Union Station. My friend Rose Hammitt and I were hosted at the St. Louis Wheel where we rode 200 feet high to an astounding […]

bandstand

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When I was a kid in Mattoon, Illinois we lived near Lytle Park. My sister Debbie and I walked and often enjoyed the park and pool. I even recall a few times going and listening to music. Our neighbor’s dad played music under the bandstand! Beautiful bandstands can be found everywhere. But recently I have […]

goat tower

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I thought I had seen most of the roadside attractions in the area. I was wrong! Goat Tower Farms had somehow escaped my radar! What is it? Goat Tower Farms is the dream of David Johnson. After spying the tower in Decanter, a wine magazine, of the Fairview Winery’s tower in South Africa, he had […]

tractor grapevine

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Sometimes a trip comes about all through connections. This fun day trip came about through the tractor grapevine. What is especially cool is that the tractor friends were all from different brands. The connecting factor between these friends was the love of old iron! The call from Dave our longtime friend The other day I […]

Petersburg Square

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My sister Debbie and I headed out for an adventure. We found ours in downtown Petersburg, Illinois on the historic square. Looking for a cool place to walk, we parked and struck out in this town with so much history. We learned that the town of Petersburg was actually surveyed by a young Deputy Surveyor […]