Category Archives: Illinois

A visit to Tim’s family home

September 30 to October 3rd ~ Hume, Illinois It has been about 10 months since Tim’s dad passed away and our first time back to his family home since then. I was concerned that it could potentially be a tough visit … Continue reading

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Illinois ~ Another re-connection, Art Institute of Chicago

September 28th and 29th ~ Chicago, Il Traveling has enriched our lives in so many ways. We have seen architectural wonders, natural beauty that has taken our breath away, learned about countries and visited sites where history happened.  From art … Continue reading

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10 fun and unusual things to see, do, experience in rural Illinois

My first trip to central/eastern Illinois was about 20 years ago.  I grew up in Southern Oregon in a smaller city, but have lived in big cities (mainly San Francisco and Los Angeles area) since the early 1970’s.  I think … Continue reading

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From cornfields to festivals, Midwest small towns have something special

We just returned from a one week stay in Hume, a very small town in east/central Illinois, about a three-hour drive south of Chicago.  Tim grew up in this area and still has family living there.  Our journey was primarily … Continue reading

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