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 […]


What could be more appropriate that this statue of the Linnaeus father of  plant taxonomy kneeling in the garden at the Chicago Botanical Garden?  With over 385 acres and three garden islands, the garden is a sight to behold.  My friend Linda and I took a quick tour of the gardens and even stopped to […]