natural beauty

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Central New York is a beautiful place. This central Illinois girl hasn’t had much eastern US exposure. So I was delighted at the opportunity to take part in the Brews & Views tour. This was a tour that was part of the North American Travel Journalist Association (NATJA) conference held this year in Syracuse. One […]

Syracuse History

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The middle of May brought me to Syracuse, New York. I traveled here for the North American Travel Journalist Association (NATJA) Conference. It took place May 15-18, 2019. While at this event I had a chance to learn some amazing history about the wonderful town of Syracuse, New York. Salt History in Syracuse Syracuse is […]

spring planting

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This March, I will have been married to my husband for 40 years. There has never been a spring like this. When non-farmers ask me “What are you going to do about all the rain and spring planting?” I say, “I don’t know.” Because we have never faced a spring like 2019. My husband started […]

Niagara Falls

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Tumbling water falling end over end before becoming part of the lovely Niagara Falls. This is just one of the scenes my friend Rose Hammit and I saw at the American side of the Niagara Falls. Traveling to Syracuse, New York, we stopped along the way to view the magical falls. We opted to stop […]

Upper Story Tour

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For years I’ve wanted to attend the Downtown Springfield Upper Story tour to see what the story of some of the upper stories were all about! This year was the 19th year the tour was held. My sister Debbie and I decided we would check out the six buildings on tour. Dining! Deciding on an […]