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Million Dollar Courthouse

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The Million Dollar Courthouse is located in Carlinville, Illinois. Building on this beautiful courthouse began in 1869 and was completed in 1870. They built an architectural wonder, but it sunk the county 1.3 million in debt and would 40 years to pay it off. My daughter Allie and I loved our tour that Andrea Duncan, […]

Greatest sundial

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Last night in Pekin, Illinois after completing a presentation at the Pekin Public Library about the Best Places to Travel in Illinois, I went on a search. My sister-in-law Kay Hogan and I were on the lookout. We were on a mission to find what is known in Pekin as the World’s Greatest Sundial. How […]

Bodine collection

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What can you say about a day spent spanning a collection of over 300 Farmall tractors, literature and memorabilia and more? The Bodine collection is amazing. The family is an 8th generation farming family. With the grandkids, it is a 9th generation farm! The Bodine’s farm is located in Guntersville, Alabama. After meeting Randy Bodine […]

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My Anjolee Diamond Pendant Hurray!

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Who wouldn’t be thrilled to receive a beautiful necklace from Anjolee jewelry the company known as “the Art of Jewelry”? Anyone that knows me knows I love jewelry. It is the one souvenir I often purchase on a trip. I was so excited to receive a timeless classic diamond pendant the Lotus Floral Diamond Pendants […]

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well drilling machine

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There is something about water. It is one of life’s necessities and it can make or break us. Looking on Facebook these last few days I am seeing devastating news about ranchers and flooding in Nebraska. Often it seems water is either too plentiful, or scarce. At the Florida Flywheelers show in Avon Park, there […]

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