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Election Day

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I have always loved Election Day. With my birthday falling on November 4th, half of the time, I could actually count on having a holiday for my birthday. As a kid, while I didn’t get the fun summer pool parties and the summer whooptey do celebrations, I could claim Election Day as my own. Sort […]

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Lincoln trail

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On a Sunday afternoon Keith and I took off for a drive. We wanted to wander, and found ourselves in Carlinville, Illinois. While I had hoped that the lovely bakery, the Hawthorn Tree I had discovered on the square would be open it was not. However, what I did find instead was Lincoln! It is […]

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Henson Robinson Zoo

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Henson Robinson Zoo in Springfield, Illinois is a wonderful small zoo where you can enjoy animals and art! Located along Lake Springfield, I took an afternoon off with my daughter Allie, and the grandkids for an afternoon outdoors and we had a great time. Art at the zoo The zoo recently partnered with the Pharmacy […]

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The Pumpkin Harvest

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Pumpkin Harvest! Father’s Day every year round about The grandkids come to the farm. Grandpa and Lilly and Cade Plant pumpkins in the garden. It is a tradition! Part of father’s day. They come fall, when the air starts to quicken and the corn starts to turn. They pick pumpkins. This year Lilly was sad […]

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Downtown Decatur take a look!

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There is fun to be had in downtown Decatur! The last few blogs I have written have profiled stops I visited in Decatur, Illinois. My friend Annie Jansen and I get together once a month or so and we play tourists in central, Illinois. During July we choose Decatur and toured the James Millikin Homestead, […]

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