Local couple take a hot air balloon adventure over Michigan.
I can’t help but wonder if the good folk of Mackinaw City don’t feel just a bit slighted at times.
A need to get out of the house found us in LeClaire, Iowa, whose partial lifting of coronavirus-related restrictions coincided with the acknowledged first day of summer. ...READ MORE
The late October sun warmed us against a cool autumn air as we sat down to our lunch. An array of locally made cheeses, crisp fresh-picked apples and slices of cherry-infused hard sausage were spread upon one of many picnic tables situated in Cave Point County Park. ...READ MORE
Tia was lagging behind her sisters, her struggles apparent as she appeared disoriented and drained by her efforts. Suddenly, an errant wave slammed into her, tumbling her end-over-end, further pushing her away from her destination and in the opposite direction. There was no doubt she was in … ...READ MORE
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- Kathy Burke
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High in the baby-blue sky above Curry Hammock State Park in the Florida Keys, a very small merlin falcon with a very big attitude repeatedly attacked an osprey five times its size. ...READ MORE
When the beginning of May rolls around, residents of the Midwest and beyond make their way to Holland, Mich., for the annual Tulip Time Festival. This year’s event is May 5-13. What started as a flower festival 89 years ago is now an international event that draws hundreds of thousands of vi… ...READ MORE
There is a lot of respect due to Falling Water, located in Mill Run, which is in the western part of the state of Pennsylvania. It’s 544 miles from Kankakee to Mill Run, so a weekend road trip doesn’t appear leisurely. For insight into Frank Lloyd Wright’s talents, I shaved a few hundred mil… ...READ MORE
We planned to leave Lafayette, La., early enough in the morning to tour the TABASCO factory, make a stop at the Country Store and settle in for lunch to talk about all we had seen. It isn’t often best-laid plans actually happen, but such was the case one wonderful October morning in coastal … ...READ MORE