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Mid-America Gateway Farm Toy Show a done deal.

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Every year we look forward to the Mid-American Gateway Farm Toy Show and this year was not any different. The farm toy show is in its 38th year and we have been going so long I can’t remember when we started. The show was held at the Sheraton Westport in St. Louis, Missouri and is […]

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outdoor San Diego

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It was a quick trip, a long weekend really. My cousin Cheri already lives in San Diego. Then, my cousin’s daughter Lisa is from St Paul, Minnesota. She was coming to San Diego to present at a conference. When I was invited to join them, it was a perfect plan to see San Diego outdoors. […]

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Velie Plantation History lives on in Moline Illinois.

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What is more fascinating than history? Then what is more important than preserving that history? Thankfully the Quad City Bank & Trust optioned to refurbish the Velie Plantation former home of Willard and Annie Velie when they were looking to build. Willard Lamb Velie Willard Lamb Velie the grandson of John Deere was a force […]

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The Steel Plow Burger Co.  A Dining Event!

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It makes sense that in Moline, Illinois, the home of John Deere, that you might find a restaurant named The Steel Plow! What makes it even better is that the food was awesome! Jessica Waytenick from the Visit Quad Cities hosted my friend Annie Jansen and I on our visit to the area. Our Visit […]

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A Day on Mackinac Island!

So, we had never been to Mackinac Island have you? We had certainly heard a lot of wonderful things about it though. Since we were up in the area it only seemed right to stop. The Dilemma We didn’t have time for a real visit. All we had time for was a half day at […]

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