High Tea, an enjoyable English Tradition!

What could be finer than High Tea at the Drake Hotel? This was on my wish list for years and finally this past weekend I met up with my Chicago friend Linda Spanberger and we indulged ourselves in the splendor of this beautiful ritual. The Drake Hotel located at 140 East Walton Place was founded […]

Penfield Illinois, Planning for antique tractor shows - Picture by Keith Ladage

Do you get out your calendar and start to mark it up with the antique tractor shows you plan to attend this summer? If so, you are like us, we have our favorites that we attend each year like Historic Days at Penfield, Illinois. This year the event will take place July 11- 14th at […]

Clare's Family Restaurant, a fun find

My mom, Lora Disque pictured in front of Clare’s restaurant wanted to go to Decatur for an event. The event was a bust so we decided to go to breakfast. Whipping out the ever ready Garmen we came up with Clare’s Family Restaurant. The parking lot was so crowded you could hardly find a place. […]

Mark your calendars, the Spring

Spring is officially here when the Macoupin County Historical Society Spring Festival arrives. Mark your calendars to come to this great event in Carlinville, Illinois. Tour the Anderson Mansion, check out the antique tractors and toys and all the great vendors. This is an annual event that is a family thing for us. While I […]

Downtown Springfield, Abe Haunts

For anyone that enjoys the Abe Lincoln sites, the downtown Abraham Lincoln Museum, the train station accross the streetis the place to be. Sometimes the lovely bronze statues of Honest Abe and his family .like the one above that dot the landscape are overlooked. Abe sightings are common in Springfield, but it is easy to […]