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Greatest sundial

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Last night in Pekin, Illinois after completing a presentation at the Pekin Public Library about the Best Places to Travel in Illinois, I went on a search. My sister-in-law Kay Hogan and I were on the lookout. We were on a mission to find what is known in Pekin as the World’s Greatest Sundial. How […]

parade

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The Florida Flywheelers grounds each February is a huge flea market, and antique tractor show combined.  This fun in the sun show and village is a Mecca to antique tractor collectors seeking reprieve from the north’s harsh winter weather. The show has a daily parade, feature tent and this year the featured brand was International […]

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Pawnee

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I live outside a small town on a farm. Although my address says Virden, my kids went to school in Pawnee. I get my library books in Pawnee. My mom still lives in Pawnee, so I consider my hometown as Pawnee. While I travel a lot, it is really cool to hear good things about […]

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outdoor San Diego

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It was a quick trip, a long weekend really. My cousin Cheri already lives in San Diego. Then, my cousin’s daughter Lisa is from St Paul, Minnesota. She was coming to San Diego to present at a conference. When I was invited to join them, it was a perfect plan to see San Diego outdoors. […]

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Velie Plantation History lives on in Moline Illinois.

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What is more fascinating than history? Then what is more important than preserving that history? Thankfully the Quad City Bank & Trust optioned to refurbish the Velie Plantation former home of Willard and Annie Velie when they were looking to build. Willard Lamb Velie Willard Lamb Velie the grandson of John Deere was a force […]

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