Springfield Illinois

a walk through Southwind Park

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Travel these days means a walk in a nearby locale! Part of the excitement has been finding fun nearby places to stretch the legs. We also want to see some new scenery. It was a bit wet for hiking, this Friday. But a walk through Southwind Park in the Springfield, Illinois proved to be a […]

five Springfield Illinois stops

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Check out these fun five Springfield Illinois stops! The grandkids and I had a few days last week to spend in Downtown Springfield. “I love the older part of downtown grandma,” my granddaughter told me. I have to agree. There is a lot to do in the historic Land of Lincoln. When you come to […]

Illinois State Fair

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Who doesn’t love the Illinois State Fair?  Linda Spanberger does!  She was in town on August 8, 2018 visiting me when I received the media advisory abouy the dedication of the Illinois Statehood Forever Stamp and the unveiling of the Butter Cow.  So, we started making plans! Arriving in plenty of time to park, we […]

Christmas at the Whitehouse at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

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Yesterday, I took a walk through the holiday exhibit, “Christmas at the Whitehouse” while visiting the museum.  The exhibit will be on display until the New Year.  I enjoyed looking into the past at White House moments.  There is a very lovely gold-plated desk clock on display that was given to President Eisenhower by his […]

The Truth About Sojourner Truth- Lessons from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum

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Yesterday, I was at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library to preview the Cubs VS Cardinals, The Rivalry, a new exhibit. While there, I met an amazing woman, Patricia Jane Davis who was in character as Sojourner Truth. Davis portrays the part of Truth with great clarity and is a historian on the subject of this […]