Highway history

Thompson Mill Covered Bridge

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When Keith and I saw the sign for the Thompson Mill Covered Bridge. We were interested right away. Historic signs when we have a minute are a sure way to make us stop. Getting to the Bridge We were on our way back from an event in Effingham, Illinois. The sign for the covered bridge […]

Fun on Route 66 & Beyond

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Sometimes it is fun just to take off and turn a duty trip into a fun one. It was my husband Keith’s birthday and we had an oil change in Collinsville, Illinois, after that we were as they say on American Pickers, freewheeling! Keith wanted Barbecue so we did what I always advise travelers to […]

Museums in Kenosha

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The City of Kenosha,Wisconsin is located between Milwaukee and Chicago.  I love the fact that Kenosha has the charm of a smaller lake town.  Being along the shore of Lake Michigan gives this area a unique history. Visiting the museums in Kenosha while on a press trip sponsored by the Kenosha Area Visitors Bureau with […]

Sears Homes

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There was a day when you could order literally anything from the Sears catalog, and I mean anything! In fact, you could even order a house. The town of Carlinville, Illinois, boasts the largest existing contiguous collection of Sears Homes. After some research I learned from the blog Sears Home.org that Elgin, Illinois is home […]

well drilling machine

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There is something about water. It is one of life’s necessities and it can make or break us. Looking on Facebook these last few days I am seeing devastating news about ranchers and flooding in Nebraska. Often it seems water is either too plentiful, or scarce. At the Florida Flywheelers show in Avon Park, there […]

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