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5 Ways to Get into the Holiday Spirit!

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It’s the middle of November and with Thanksgiving so late this year, many are starting their Christmas celebrations early. With harvest barely behind us and Halloween a recent memory, how do you get into the holiday spirit? I have a few tips that I have been using to kick start the holiday spirit at the […]

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Hurst Lime Works - Iowa History

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Just outside Maquoketa, Iowa is a fascinating historic place, the Hurst Lime Works. My husband, Keith and I found this on our way to the National Farm Toy Show at Dyersville, Iowa after a great lunch at the Decker Hotel. The Decker Hotel offers a nice dining option off the beaten path. The hotel is […]

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Road Safety!

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Fall and winter offer a stark beauty that languorous summer days don’t offer. However, there is a cost to traveling during these seasons. The roads are not always in the best conditions. Low temperatures and chilly precipitation deem that you prepare your car for road safety. I do make regular visits to my mechanic at […]

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five Springfield Illinois stops

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Check out these fun five Springfield Illinois stops! The grandkids and I had a few days last week to spend in Downtown Springfield. “I love the older part of downtown grandma,” my granddaughter told me. I have to agree. There is a lot to do in the historic Land of Lincoln. When you come to […]

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Healthy for Travel!

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When preparing to travel, we think about the car. We check on the house did we leave it secure while on the road? Are our loved ones okay while we are gone? Sometimes we think about everyone but ourselves. In all the preparations, for hitting the road, did you take time to make sure you […]

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