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The Truck that talks do you have one?

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Debbie Nemcek calls her truck Cowboy Bob because it belonged to her dad, Bob Reynolds. It is a 2001 Ford 150 King Ranch. Recently, she learned that her truck talks. What is really special is that the truck has a recorded voice and that voice belongs to her late father. Robert Reynolds passed away February […]

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Guest article -Traveling With Young Children: How to Do It While Saving Yourself Money and Stress by Leslie Campos

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I don’t often have Guest articles, but Leslie Campos had a nice article about traveling with children! Since I travel with my grandchildren sometimes, this seemed to be a nice fit! Read on. The Article Although this might be a little hard to believe, there are actually ways to travel with your young children on […]

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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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