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This past weekend I took advantage of the break in the weather to join some friends on a winter hike in Starved Rock State Park. The park is located along the Illinois River, about 100 miles southwest of Chicago, just outside Utica, IL.
I remember going there as a kid. My family would take a…
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It’s always a pleasure to ‘discover’ some little known gem you’ve somehow missed in your own backyard. Chicago is extremely rich with history and lore so coming across a treasure like the Driehaus Museum is a rich pleasure indeed.…
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|Lincoln Highway display at the Joliet Historical…|
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Door County, WI, a vacation hot-spot for mid-westerners and Europeans alike, is known for its wonderful sweet and tart cherries, which are made into wonderful preserves and sweet wines. Grape growers produce lovely dry whites and reds in addition to the sweet wines. Local cuisine is lighter than I expected (the fish boil is a not-to-be-missed tradition) and the desserts are heavenly. There's lots to see, including an exemplary Maritime Museum, "haunted" houses…Continue
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It has been a long-standing rule that when traveling through Kansas, it is best to do so at night because there is a common thought that there is nothing to see, but I believe I can prove that notion wrong. We had three days, two kids, and a small budget to drive out to one of Kansas’s geographic wonders and back again, finding new places along the way to explore.
The seven-hour drive from Kansas City was always too much to tackle so I had put Monument…
Added by Nathan Hershley on September 2, 2012 at 1:25pm — No Comments
As with most of our family weekend trips, we were up well before the sun. The aroma of coffee filled the back of the house as I went to the kitchen to begin making sandwiches for the day. It was a broad menu to choose from, Nutella or peanut butter. Chips and snacks were put in a plastic bag and drinks were piled into a medium cooler. Everyone was looking forward to going somewhere new and the kids were looking forward to learning how to navigate using a map and compass.
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Rocheport rests on the languid banks of the Missouri River enjoying its place in the Nineteenth Century. Is that Lewis and Clark approaching town?
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Zoar School Inn B&B Inn circa 1836
Four private bedrooms with bath en suite have been decorated for the ultimate in sheer pleasure and comfort. Innkeepers Joe and Gayle invite you to stay where you're invited to step back in time to enjoy charm of the historic village of Zoar. Warm hospitality awaits Furnished and decorated with old world style in mind, our private bedroom suites are designed to be your 'home away from home'.
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