Category Archives: Visit To The States

Weekend Visits: Outside and In

Many years ago, I had one particular summer itineration that placed me in outside settings:  a VBS in Effingham where we sat under trees for lunch and outdoor activities, a youth camp in Southern Illinois, and a park worship service with picnic afterwards. … Continue reading

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Tip-toeing Through the South; Bumming Around the North

Before heading off to the Kankakee area tomorrow, last week had me tip-toeing through far southern Illinois, near the Kentucky border to  small communities called Ware and Wolf Lake, before making my way toward Mt. Vernon again and eventually landing the farthest north … Continue reading

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Itineration Visits to the Far North and South

Ten days have come and gone, and in between my driving miles have totaled 1223 with 8 different presentations in 8 different locations.  Before heading off for my next gatherings, I am posting some photos of my landings in Taylor Ridge, Reynolds , Maxey … Continue reading

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Itineration Visits to the North and Central Illinois

I’ve had a busy 4 days, enjoying great fellowship, food, and welcoming overnights during my drives to Mason City, Effingham, Brownstown and Shelbyville. Before I forget, let me post our pictures here for everyone to enjoy. Ping An (Peace)!    

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Small town Recycling: “One Man’s Junk is Another Man’s Treasure”

My mom and I have just now been on a mission while sitting on the back deck:  Waiting to find out how many minutes it takes to get rid of a tiller cultivator. The motivation for this started the other day with the lawn … Continue reading

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A U.S. Dog Contest Entry: Wish Us Luck!

Last week, I went for a trim at my hair stylist’s salon, Stephen’s.  This was to ensure that I looked updated and preppy for my travels to our Illinois Great Rivers’ Annual Conference, which I attended last week. While lounging … Continue reading

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Catching You Up: NYC and South Carolina

I’m off again for a week, enjoying my travels around Illinois for presentations, so I felt I should do a little catch-up before leaving. Although I’ve been back in the States since May 9, it seems a shame not to … Continue reading

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