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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 […]

D-Day exhibit

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The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM) has a new D-Day exhibit honoring the 75th D-Day Anniversary. The exhibit is titled, “In This Great Struggle: The Greatest Generation Remembers World War II.” The D-Day exhibit opened on June 6, 2019. I had the honor of viewing the exhibit which is built around the audio […]

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 […]

Last Stop

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Sometimes history is as close as a short drive away. That is true of this iconic statue The Last Stop created by John McClarey of Abraham Lincoln in nearby Christian County. Who doesn’t love an Honest Abe story? I found one on the Taylorville Illinois square where there is a very lovely yet comical statue […]

JFK at the Abraham Lincoln Museum

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I’ve always been a fan of Jackie Kennedy’s sense of style. I admit I looked forward to the chance to see the new exhibit “American Visionary” that will officially open tomorrow. The opening of the exhibit is Friday, February 15, 2019 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM) at 10:00 a.m. The exhibit […]

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