A Visit to the Bluebird, a failed attempt

Sometimes things are meant to be, other times not so much. While in Nashville we stopped by the famous Bluebird cafe in hopes of catching some lunch and maybe a song or two. The historic cafe was closed up tighter than a drum, but we had a chance to see at least the outside of […]

Native American History at the Dixon Historic Center

A few weeks ago we had the honor of visiting the Dixon Historic Center’s open house where they were focusing on their two new exhibits. One focused on Native American influences in the Midwest and primarily on Black Hawk and the Sauk Indians, and the other focused on the American Farmer and the settling of […]

Eagles along the Rock River

Although not clear in this picture, when my friend Patty and I visited the Black Hawk Historic site in Rock Island, Illinois after attending the Quad Cities Farm Show, we saw a flurry of Eagles in the limbs of these trees that border the lovely Rock River. It brings to mind the words of the […]

From Union Gospel Tabernacle  - Ryman Auditorium

Recently I was blessed to hear music in the wonderful Ryman auditorium. I was fascinated about the roots of this so called “Mother Church of Country Music”. The Ryman was built as a place for ministers to preach the gospel, but both the man that built it, and the man that it was built for […]

The Gaylord Opryland Hotel, a New, but now Nashville fixture

When heading to Nashville, I think of the Old Ryman when I think Nashville fixture. On this last recent visit I even heard a father tell his daughter is in reverent tones that the Ryman is called, “The Mother Church of Country Music”. While it was true that the Ryman was the focus for his […]