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Culture and Fun in the Windy City

The Field Museum There is no shortage of amusements when staying in the Windy City, and I'll share just a few of the ones we were able to do during our five-day adventure. Chicago River Architecture tours- multiple vendors, $31 and up- A great way to hear about the history of the Second City and… Continue reading Culture and Fun in the Windy City

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Deep Dished in Chicago

I thought it a good thing that we walked so much on this vacation because I ate so much!  Chicago has no shortage of good eats- from breakfast, lunch, and dinner to desserts and spirits- there's something delicious for all times of day. Here are just a few of the places where we dined on… Continue reading Deep Dished in Chicago

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The Love and Heartbreak of a Lifelong Cubs Fan

A visit to Chicago would not be complete without spending some time on the North Side at Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs, longtime loveable losers until 2016 when they won their first World Series since 1908.  As my dad is from Chicago and a lifelong Cubbies fan, so am I. Go Cubs go!… Continue reading The Love and Heartbreak of a Lifelong Cubs Fan

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Chicago!

Lit up for the Fourth of July. In a fashion similar to last year, we spent the Fourth of July week not together as a family.  The kids all headed to the Sequoias for junior high and high school church camp. So that left us adults with some 'free' time. We took advantage of the… Continue reading Chicago!

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A Day in LeClaire, Iowa

Our last day in Iowa was spent in the town of LeClaire, right on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi. What brought us there was the husband’s wish to check out Antique Archaeology from History Channel’s “American Pickers.” We found so much more. We did indeed head to Antique Archaeology, joining the many visitors at… Continue reading A Day in LeClaire, Iowa