Mississippi River

Heritage Canyon such a find!

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Heritage Canyon has such a cool name. That alone was enough to make me want to see what it was. It turned out to be a former quarry turned into an 1800’s village! Keith and I drove the beautiful Great River Road. We were headed on our way back from Dyersville, Iowa’s 2020 National Farm […]

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outdoor activities

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Perry County Missouri is a beautiful place! During my hosted visit Trish Erzfeld the Perry County Tourism Director took Keith and I to some wonderful outdoor places! This part of the country is so much fun to visit because it is so different than home. While central Illinois is beautiful in its own way, it […]

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Marvelous Days in New Orleans

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This past February my husband Keith and I got the chance to board the beautiful American Queen Steamboat out of marvelous New Orleans. We took the 9-day round trip Southern Sampler trip up. We traveled up and down the Mississippi River in exchange for covering this for amazing journey for Senior News & Times of […]

A Ride on the 28 -Story Elevator and Glass Observation Deck!

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My husband and mother say I am a thrill seeker, but its really not true.  You won’t find me sky diving or riding the world’s fastest rollercoaster, however, when I heard about the world’s tallest freestanding elevator, I said, “I’m in!” This mechanical wonder is in a place I would least expect it.  Located at […]

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Riding on the Mississippi with the Channel Cat River Taxi

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I get to Iowa a lot.  As a girl that writes about antique tractors, farm toys and memorabilia, this State is one of the best places to find all of the above.  When I travel though I love to see the sights, museums and whenever there is water, if I can wrangle it, I will […]