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Giant City State Park, Illinois

The Giant City Lodge, was constructed in 1930's. Check out their water tower, that will stretch your leg muscles to places you might have realize it will or could stretch??!!? NO KIDDING!!! Giant City State Park, 235 Giant City Road, Makanda, Illinois (618) 457-4836. It was a gorgeous day for a hike, so we took a nice hike around this trail. I was trying to recall the length ...just nice one. Just right. Can you see me? A balancing rock there, makes you wonder how long ago it was settled in like that? Will it ever move or what???!?!?!? Thank you for stopping by today. Hope you are well. Take Care. Be Well & Be Blessed!!! Beth ( ;

Dungeons and Dragons Park, Illinois

We did try to get your camper friends to go with us on a trip a bit farther away from Gunn Creek Campground, but they didn't I feel understand the love for art and just feeling like a kid. Adults can always be a kid ...you never will lose your kid like self ...if you do things you love. We are not players of Dungeons and Dragons, BUT WE LOVE ART. Art of all sorts, when you are creative you just show your passion... a passion for so so so many things ... art of cars, people, jewelry, camping, whatever ... ART is ART. Never allow any one to tell you that what you are doing is not art.

Dungeons and Dragons Park (Castle Park) Carbondale, Illinois. 31 Homewood Drive, Carbondale, IL. Admission: Free, but donations are welcome. "Sword and sorcery lives in a misty, undefined time, but the dawn of Dungeons & Dragons Park can be pinpointed: August 22, 1993. It was on that date that 19-year-old Jeremy "Boo" Rochman died in a car crash on Giant City Road, only a few hundre…

Franklin County 1910's Garage Museum

This was a not to far location to see from our Gunn Creek Campground, one of the fellow campers was having a birthday so we stopped into Joe's Pizza & Pasta, 117 E. Main St. Benton, IL 62812, Phone: (618) 438-0563. I wish, wish, WISH I had taken a picture or 2 of the pizzas we did have ... each couple got a different pizza and that gave us all a chance to try so many of their amazing PIZZAS. They were DELICIOUS!!! greek, hawaiian, taco, stuffed, veggie, SO MANY OPTIONS, you will love it promise!!!
So some one recommended going to see this museum. It is a FREE museum, however they would appreciate a donation. I believe one of the campers had seen a bit about it in the travel brochure. I think??! Any who we stopped on by. The lady there was so fun and she told us amazing story (history of this place!!!) Address: 511 N Main St, Benton, IL 62812, Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 6PM, Phone: (618) 438-2121. I love that I got the water tower in this 1st shot, I didn't realize that until I …

Pheasant Hollow Winery, Illinois

I would have put money it that I did in fact take a picture of this very same shot that I also put on my instagram feed? But where is it? Great shot, huh? All the camping friends jumped in vehicles and drove to this winery ...just around the corner from Gunn Creek Campground. Pheasant Hollow Winery, 14931 St. Hwy 37, Whittington, Illinois, 62897 ...so many of those friends bought treats to share ...we did too. Some peanut filled pretzels. This is a quiet getaway. It was fun to just take some time to be quiet, laugh, listen and take it all in. Check it out if you are in the area. Thank you for stopping by today. Hope you are well. Take Care. Be Well & Be Blessed!!! Beth ( ;

Gunn Creek Campground, Illinois

Gunn Creek Campground, Address: Golf Course Dr, Whittington, IL 62897, Phone: (618) 724-2493. We were at this park for 6 days and the weather was always changing ... one day warm, cold, freezing, so much wind we thought we might blow away ... it was wild!! But the hubby who prefer water front sites was so thrilled. We got to see so many amazing sights at this party ... eagles, birds of all sorts, but you know what was funny a camper friend said ... "Did you notice there are no squirrels?" I had not even thought about it... there were NO SQUIRRELS??? what, really? it was true. Lots of birds, tons of birds ... from all size .... SMALL to LARGE ... but no squirrels ... doesn't that seems odd? The sunsets were amazing!! More side trips from this view soon. Enjoy! Thank you for stopping by today. Hope you are well. Take Care. Be Well & Be Blessed!!! Beth ( ;

Axtel Campground, Kentucky

Axtel Campground, Kentucky, Address: 14500 Falls of Rough Rd, Falls of Rough, KY 40119, Phone: (270) 257-2584, I was trying to recall if we normally go out in the camping world in April? I know the month of February we have never ever been camping??! It is kind of cold then. 
So we were heading to Illinois for a get together with other camping buddies ... stopped at this park ... I believe my hubby had picked 3 camping spot before we got to finally keep this one we did stay in ... they were flooding as you can see. This is dam controlled ... but it does go into their camping spots and that is what happened to our other 1st wishes for camping??! Wild, huh???! You will never guess what the weather was like in the morning?? We woke up to falling snow, the hubby talked to another camper he was talking about snow in the morning, and the hubs looked at the weather report and it said NO SNOW, how do these weather folks get their jobs? One job where you can always be wrong, huh??! LOL!! ... …

National Corvette Museum, Bowling Green, KY

National Corvette Museum, Bowling Green, Kentucky. 350 Corvette Drive, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101, (270) 781-7973 opened 8 AM - 5 PM. For more info. about this museum see here: http://www.corvettemuseum.org/ On the way up to Illinois for a gathering of Casita friends we dropped on by this awesome amazing fun museum. Shawn and I totally agree, orange is the best color to have any vehicle in. Check this beauty out!!! All these corvettes are spoken for, BUT it is so fun to see them in person. I must say I am such a fan of the older models ...they had more style to me. Maybe I just feel like I am an old soul. Have you been there for a visit? Hope you will get a chance one day soon. What color corvette would you have in your garage? Maybe you have one already? Hey There Friends. Hope you are well today. Thanks for stopping by. Be Well & Be Blessed!!! See ya next time. Take Care! Beth ( ;

Standard Oil Company, Bowling Green, KY

Standard Oil Company, Bowling Green, Kentucky, 1921, it was the first Standard Oil Station. 1921.  Restored finished in 2008. I wish more areas in the states would keep old building up and looking great, it would keep the old ways alive and looking so awesome?! Makes ya think??!!!? Apparently there is a clean restroom to use if you are visiting but we didn't know it was even there? Go ahead and check them out if you are there visiting this hold on "old time" kind of life. If you wish to visit: Standard Oil Station, College St. and Seventh Ave., Bowling Green, KY 42101. Hope you are well today. Thanks for stopping by. Take Care!!! Be Well & Be Blessed!!! Beth ( ;

I Am Jewelry - CVS

Hey there, friends!! Today, I wanna talk about something a bit different, I know this is a travel blog, and that is my normal thing to share with you all ...I did have to travel to CVS to get these ... ...does that count?  💍💍💍 Did you know that CVS sells jewelry? Did YOU?

Yes, in fact your local CVS might sell "I AM" jewelry? Be sure to go check... here are some "??FAQ??" to check out. I just jumped onto YouTube, and see a video of a lady who showed the jewelry way back in 2015, so maybe this is NOT a new thing??!  💍💍💍 I'm trying to recall the moment I first saw that in fact CVS did sell jewelry? I was rotating the holders around and around, like a kid in the candy store, WHAT CAN BETH NOT LIVE WITHOUT? let me think, let me think??! ...it was so exciting.  💍💍💍 They really dress up an outfit. Wonder if they do other holidays?  💍💍💍 I love jewelry ...never would have imagined a store that does sell a bit of everything these days would finally sell som…

Kayakin' N Alabama

We took some time to enjoy those Alabama waters ... I didn't realize that this was my 1st time posting about the great state of Alabama ... I find that really odd? I gotta look into that, maybe I just forgot to include them or tag them???! ...we always make a point to stop in probably once a year, gotta stock up on my favorite ginger ale "Buffalo Rock", since 1901 (I'm FAMOUS, I found my instagram pic on their website, so cool. Had to call my parents to let them know I am so famous, made me smile so big. Hope they know how much I Love their GINGER ALE!!!) so head 2 their website and let me know if you see my smiling face!! http://www.buffalorockgingerale.com/ ... of course we picked up was it 7 or 8 cases ...now don't think silly we don't drink it all, we love giving them away as gifts or just passing them out at rallies so others can try that amazing southern spice!!! It is a great conversation starter ... 'cause you see my hubby and I differ on what is…

Green Eggs & Ham

HEY THERE!! What's happening??! A Casita Rally, called "Green Eggs and Ham Gathering", no it didn't have any thing to do with Dr. Seuss, lots of folks where green, even a 6 foot leprechaun, we fiberglass folks always come up with pretty creative rally names ... this one was held in March 2018. We had a blast ... got to meet new friends and hang out with old ones too. We always have a night where every one brings a dish "pot luck" style and hangs out. We did have a few raindrops but nothing too bad. The cover was not big enough for us all ... You always bring your chair, dishes, silverware and drink. To be honest, I am not sure who took this picture? Maybe the hubby???! Thank you for stopping by. Hope you are well. Take Care!! Be Well & Be Blessed!!! Beth ( ;

Wild Easter Lilies?

Hey there!!! Welcome, glad you are here, These were seen while kayaking ...I am guessing they are some sort of lily? They sure do look like Easter Lilies??! Cool, huh? I wish I could have gotten closer but I was trying to steady the kayak while I got my camera just right and zoomed on in??! cool, huh??! 
It is funny how when you are a blogger, you start looking at your collection of photos and you know that the share pot is getting smaller smaller and you really should be adding more to that share spot instead of just sharing all the time. I am at that spot right now. But forcing the issue is not what you need, as an art you gotta feel the call ...you have to feel a shot ...not force it. So I have a few to share and I am hoping to have more soon. How do you feel when it comes to picture taking?
We went to a Fiberglass Rally in Alabama in March 2017 called Green Eggs and Ham, boy was it still cold even though if it was held in Alabama ... I took my short just in case it was warm ... s…

Hungry Mother State Park, Virginia

Hungry Mother State Park, Virginia, 2854 Park Blvd, Marion, VA. 24354, (276)781-7400. If you will notice the 1st shot has a bridge in it, that 2nd shot is an up close view of that very same bridge. Such a gorgeous park, We have seen folks get married there. So lovely. We have seen this frame move around a couple of our visits and I finally said, hey hubby take my picture, He did a pretty good job!! SO FUN!!! We have visited this state park numerous times, it is a great park. Love the kayaking and hiking. So gorgeous in the fall ... with all those leaf changes. Thank you for stopping by. Hope you are well. Take care. Be Well & Be Blessed. Beth ( ;

Onaway State Park, Michigan

Onaway State Park, Michigan. a 158 acre state park in Presque Isle County, Michigan. This is one of Michigan oldest state parks, 3622 M-211, Onaway, MI. 49765, (989)733-8279, A pretty quiet park. I enjoy some quiet time. That 1st shot so says it all for me, give me a book and I am set. Just to get away and just zone out. Get away from the noise the phones and all that jazz. We did some kayaking ...it was a gorgeous area to row around. I love finding a moment like that when my hubby is kayaking and the sunset is just right and zap that photo!!! We actually made the point to take 2 different kayakin' trip that day. It was such a great water day. Hope you are well today. Take Care. Thank you for stopping by today. Be Well & Be Blessed!! Beth ( ;

New Presque Isle Lighthouse, Michigan

Had to do a bit of some research there are 3 different lighthouses with similar names, just so you know this is: New Presque Isle Lighthouse, Michigan. I recall now when doing this research that the hubby did say that there were several with the same name, made at different times and only this 1 was easy enough at the season to get close enough, if I am thinking of the right lighthouse, 1 you have to do some off-roading to even see it up close, I think some real walking too ... this is the New one. Built in 1870, east of the Grand Lake, sits on the namesake peninsula. it is one of the 149 lighthouses in Michigan. Can you imagine, that many lighthouses, I gotta go see what Virginia has??! I can not imagine that mean. Michigan is just too cool!!! 4500 E Grand Lake Road, Presque Isle, MI 49777, height: 108', (989) 595-9917. What was super cool about the internet while finding all these tidbits ... there is a 360 (or is it 460 view, any who??! I think you know what I mean.) view insi…

South Higgins Lake State Park, Michigan

South Higgins Lake State Park, Michigan, These were great waters to kayak in ... so crisp and clear. Folks always are shocked we go kayakin' in cold weather, we have yet to go overboard, KNOCK ON WOOD, such fun to see the water wild life, so fun ... a totally different experience than what is out there in the warmer days. so fun!!! We love Michigan. Such a gorgeous state, we were there September 2017. The park was pretty empty a few campers. Thank you for stopping by. Take care. Be Well & Be Blessed!!! Beth ( ;

Stain Glass

Last week I did share this beauty inside and out ...today I wanted to really showcase the stain glass windows. Linking up to "InSPIREd Sunday", come join us, we would love to have ya!! I have yet again run out of churches, this was the 1 beauty we saw last year of 2017. I gotta search out some more churches to share... Such amazing details. Please enjoy!! I wish you could get up even closer to really check it out. WOW WEE!! so so gorgeous. I am always amazed by stain glass, brings back such memories of when I was a kid, suppose to be listening to the preacher doing his sermon but I was dreaming and just staring at the stain glass windows, was I the only one? I can't be, right??!!!?!? The folks at Bronner's Christmas Wonderland, in Frankenmuth, Michigan, really know how to celebrate the big day. Thanks, for visiting. Be Well & Be Blessed!!! Beth ( ;

Bronner's Christmas Wonderland

Bronner's Christmas Wonderland 25 Christmas Lane Frankenmuth, MI. 48734 (989)652-9931 bronners.com
"Bronner's Christmas Wonderland is a retail store in Frankenmuth, Michigan that promotes itself as the "World's Largest Christmas Store."  If you love Christmas, like I do you have gotten check this retail store out, such fun! If you are wanting some unique Christmas decor you will have a real ball. Can't wait to share the chapel with ya. You will love it so. I'll share that on Saturday. SO fancy!! I loved this visit, SO fun!!! Just a heads up ...they do not have any Tigger ornaments, such a letdown for me, I was so heartbroken ... I am pretty picking when picking out ornaments, I have a very slender tall tree about 7 to 8 feet tall ... so I have to be selective ...or my tree will tip over. LOL!! Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you are well. Have a great day!! Be Well & Be Blessed!!! Beth ( ;

Silent Night Memorial Chapel, Michigan

While visiting the Bronner's Christmas Wonderland in Frankmuth, Michigan, I'll share that post on Tuesday, Please do check it out, so fun!!! ...we walked a bit over from the store to visit this beautiful. A plaque outside the building it says this note here: "Wally & Irene Bronner and Family are grateful to the City Government and Visitor's Bureau of Oberndorf, Austria for granting permission to erect in Frankenmuth, Michigan a replica of the original Silent Night Memorial Chapel" What a beauty. Inside is encased by glass, so hopefully that shadow doesn't take away from the inside beauty, kind of difficult to get some shots through glass, but a photographer like me does what she has to do, LOL!! I was not the only person snapping shots. Such a cutie. Very cute!!! Next week I'll share some the stain glass windows. I am happy to be able to share a church again ...I have not had any in so long ... I have so much missed visiting all you church friends ..…