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Welcome to my blog! I’m Dora, and I retired after working 31 years for the State of Illinois. I love wine, cooking, traveling, and hanging out with friends and family.

Most important discussions in my life occur amongst friends with copious amounts of wine at our favorite wine store. If I’m lucky there are a few dogs around! I still remember going there the first time – it was owned by the father of one of my co-workers. I felt comfortable from the moment I walked in. And now the people who go there have become “family” to me – what a wonderful place!

Also, since I’m Dora, I’m naturally an explorer, right? I love to travel, whether it is here locally in Central Illinois, or overseas. I hope you follow along with me on my adventures!