romance

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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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, […]

The Cuban, a movie review!

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“The Cuban” is a story of an aging musician diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. A young caregiver played Mina by Ana Golja tries non-traditional treatment methods. She uses Cuban music and food to draw out former famous Cuban musician Luis Garcia played by Oscar winning actor Louis Gossett Jr. This story has romance, medical interest, a mix […]

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Village Guest Suites

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This past Friday night, we were invited to stay at the Village Guest Suites in Amana, Iowa. (This stay was paid for by the Amana Colonies Visitor’s Bureau.) Owned by Virginia and Alan Dubberke this beautiful building is located in Main Amana on a back street. Virginia greeted us wearing a mask and showed us […]

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American Queen Steamboat

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Our trip was the first to celebrate the American Queen’s 25th anniversary.  We took this wonderful 9-day round trip that started and ended in New Orleans. The trip was in exchange for covering this for amazing journey for Senior News & Times of Illinois. The American Queen is the largest steamboat ever built. She was […]