• Destinations,  Travel

    A Quick Look at Metropolis

    On our many wanderings from Illinois (used-to-be-home) back to Tennessee (our-forever-home), I am always fascinated by the grace of the windmill fields in Southern Illinois. Just before you leave Illinois, Metropolis is a pin-point on the map, but it is…

  • Camping,  Travel

    Memorial Day Weekend Camping

    When we decided to go camping for Memorial Day weekend, I didn’t think about the fact that everyone else might have the same idea. Oops! The campgrounds near home were full, so hubby gave me a 5 hour driving limit.…

  • Craft Shows & Festivals,  Creative Outlets

    New Uses for Old Stuff

    The Pec Thing is an event artisans and collectors display and sell their antiques, collectibles, and crafted creations. Even though it rained substantially this morning and the roofers didn’t finish up until 11:30 this morning, I headed to the Winnebago…

  • Creative Outlets,  Photography

    Autumn & the Kishwaukee River

    When I stepped outside to take Pepper for his morning constitutional, the early crispness in the air beckoned me to explore the colors of autumn with my camera. After coffee and a breakfast of zucchini bread and bacon, I headed…