Frisco 1630

Recently I visited the Illinois Railway Museum in Union Illinois. I hadn’t been to this museum since the late 1970’s and my memory of it wasn’t very strong. Fifteen dollars is the cost of an entrance fee for an adult under 62 years, it was money well spent. Exploring the trains, parts piles, street...

Summer Fireworks

I found myself hiking some local prairie, specifically Kishwauketoe¬†Nature Conservancy in Williams Bay Wisconsin. With all the rain we have had, the wild flowers were growing extremely well. These Purple Prairie Clovers were all over the place, lining the trail. They looked like fireworks, which caught my eye. I’m sure they also catch the...

Looking Out

When summer finally finds its way to the Midwest so does the heat and humidity. When this type of weather comes, sometimes I need a break. Making an escape from the humidity and also the crazy amount of insects that savagely feed on you as you try hiking trails. One area I can always...

Geneva lakes Boat Show

The last couple of years I have always heard of the Geneva Lakes Boat Show after it was over. This year I was able to attend and what a great show it is. The show is held at the Abbey Resort on lake Geneva, in Fontana Wisconsin. The harbor is filled with antique wooden...