Nature

History in Paris, Illinois & More!

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My parents eloped to Paris, Illinois in 1957. They married at the Edgar County courthouse. Today I toured this beautiful building. My friend Annie Jansen and I enjoyed the ambience and the lovely murals inside. The Courthouse in Paris and Abraham Lincoln! Built in 1891 the courthouse in Paris is over 100 years old! There […]

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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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The Varmint Tree

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The Tree was old and rotted. It really should come down. But I loved the branches spreading. The way the light filtered through. I couldn’t stand the thought of all those that lived there Not having a place to go The squirrels had their nest there. The birds sang and squawked and squalled. The barn […]

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Heritage Canyon such a find!

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Heritage Canyon has such a cool name. That alone was enough to make me want to see what it was. It turned out to be a former quarry turned into an 1800’s village! Keith and I drove the beautiful Great River Road. We were headed on our way back from Dyersville, Iowa’s 2020 National Farm […]

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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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