<span>Monthly Archives</span><h1>November 2014</h1>

Fall in Love with Nature in Alton, Illinois

Travel

Sometimes you find something in this world that is just so beautiful, it feels almost magical, and you just want to lose yourself in the moment.  That’s the way I felt on my recent getaway to Illinois. Mother Nature has a majestic way of showing off her brilliance, especially during the fall season. Breathing in the crisp air as I hiked through the woodlands of The Nature Institute made me feel alive.  The colors popped more and more with each…

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Home Sweet Home at The Green Tree Inn

Travel

The welcoming sense of coming home after a long day. Learning about local history from an area resident.  And a hearty breakfast to get the day started. Those are all the benefits of staying at a bed & breakfast. Prior to my trip to Alton, Illinois, I had never stayed in a bed & breakfast. Now, I before I check those online travel sites for hotels, I will do more research on bed & breakfast’s in the area. Just a few miles…

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Tough Mudder- Are You Tough Enough?

Life Travel

It’s a big weekend here in Central Florida.  More than 10,000 people will visit the Kissimmee destination for Tough Mudder.  Yesterday, I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the course.  I wish everyone running this weekend good luck! Tough Mudder Central Florida is a 10 mile course with various challenges (obstacles) dispersed throughout the course.  We were able to see some of these obstacles demonstrated. The first demonstration was ‘Walk the Plank’ Followed by ‘Ladder to Hell’…

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Spooked in the Alton City Cemetery

Travel

There aren’t many things spookier than being in a cemetery, at night, by yourself.  Been there, done that… The Alton City Cemetery was the second stop on our Alton Haunted Odyssey Tour.  The trolley parked in front of the well-lit  Elijah Lovejoy monument, which I mentioned in one of my earlier posts.  So far, so good.      Not sure why all my photos have a weird green tint, but I feel it adds a creepy effect.   No, it’s not an…

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