Highway history

A Day in Dwight!

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Dwight, Illinois is in the northern sector of of the state. I have memories of flitting through it while traveling for the State of Illinois. You may also recall glimpsing a very cool windmill from the window of the Amtrak while traveling to Chicago. On a recent trip I photographed that windmill for a Travel […]

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Ulysses Grant's Campsite

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It is always neat to learn new history! Thanks to a press release on the Senior News & Times for Illinois I learned that a Ulysses S. Grant’s overnight campsite was in nearby Jacksonville, Illinois. Today, my husband Keith and I even traced a few historical stops in town! Grant’s Campsite The corner of the […]

Civil War Soldier Boy - a Statue

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I saw your solider statue today At the Cumberland Sugar Creek cemetery Where you stood so tall Your back against the sun. Boys, men, brothers, fathers and sons A soldier, divided in thoughts, divided in devotions Fought in a nation that was torn in two. But you only wanted to ensure Freedom for all and […]

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Agriventure Trail

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Keith and I came to Decatur, Alabama for art and agritourism! The city has a brand new agri-tourism trail! It is called Step Out Agriventure Trail! This trail includes both agricultural, and outdoor adventures.  We had a chance to check out at a few stops during our hosted visit to Decatur, Alabama. The Decatur Morgan […]

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Anniversary in Paris, Paris TN!

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This last week we started on an epic road trip to Decatur, Alabama and on the way stopped in Paris, Paris, Tennessee! We made a Civil War stop at the Land Between the Lakes. The beautiful scenery kept us from noticing as clouds gathered the night before our 41st anniversary Last year for our 40th, […]