Tag Archives: Illinois

Thanksgiving in Illinois

November 20 – 28th Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate family ties and long-time friends. My roots were in Oregon and Tim grew up in the heart of the country where soy bean and corn fields can be seen for … 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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