Our Lady of the Higway

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I’ve wanted to stop at the Madonna shrine with her arms outstretched for a long time. The shrine near Waggoner, Illinois is one of the lesser known Route 66 stops. It is called the “Our Lady of the Highway. This lovely shrine is located on private property, on a farm along Historic Route 66. The […]

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northern Illinois

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This weekend we headed to northern, Illinois and our first stop was Elgin. We went to visit a cousin. She planned out a schedule like a pro. Lunch at the California Pizza Kitchen, then off to the long awaited Kane County Flea Market! Kane County Flea Market This flea market is one of, if not […]

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Illinois State Fair

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There is something about being inside a State Fair Grounds before it opens. Walking the grounds without a crowd is magical. At least that’s how it felt when I took a walk around before the Media Day event. The event explains all the new fun facts for the 2019 Illinois State Fair! Illinois Director of […]

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Jibber Giggle, a new game

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Do you have family game night? What do you like to do with the kids or grand kids? We like to play games and bake so it turned out just right when Gamely sent me Jibber Giggle to review. One night I thought I’d try it out with the grandkids. My grandson is eight. My […]

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Eisenhower

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On a visit to Pennsylvania years ago I was honored to interview Stanley Wolfe. Stanley once owned Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Blackhawk Cockshutt tractor. It was a cool piece of machinery that if I read it right is now owned by the Gettysburg Park District. It was cool to see that President Eisenhower had a bit […]