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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 […]

travel

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So, how are you feeling about hitting the road? I’m kind of in the middle. I took a small survey. Is it a scientific one that will stand up to a data run? The answer is definitely not, but did it tell me some things about how people are feeling and provide me with insight […]

Edwards Trace

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I love finding history nearby, and Center Park is along East Lake Drive at Springfield, Illinois’ southern edge. Here you will find some ancient history. This history is the Edwards Trace, an ancient trail little known and little documented. Yet in this park near a picnic area is a sign. This sign reminds us that […]

Ascension Sunday hits home

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It was buying a dining room set from the Amish that brought our attention to Ascension Sunday. We bought the set in Arthur, Illinois. Arthur is an Amish community. We saw that the business was closed on Ascension Sunday along with other religious holidays like Easter and Christmas. This made us look a little deeper. […]

a walk through Southwind Park

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Travel these days means a walk in a nearby locale! Part of the excitement has been finding fun nearby places to stretch the legs. We also want to see some new scenery. It was a bit wet for hiking, this Friday. But a walk through Southwind Park in the Springfield, Illinois proved to be a […]

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