Milwaukee’s Best (Wine Bar That Is)

We headed north for our first real musical outing since 2019 – it’s really hard to believe! One of my favorite bands was playing at Summerfest in Milwaukee, and since the venue was requiring either a vaccination or a negative COVID test to get in, we thought “why not”! Milwaukee is one of my favoriteContinue reading “Milwaukee’s Best (Wine Bar That Is)”

Hidden (When They Say Hidden, They’re Not Kiddin’) Lake and Copper Dock Wineries

Some days girls just wanna have fun … and that’s the kind of day Sharon and I had when we decided to drive south of Springfield and venture to Hidden Lake and Cooper Dock Wineries. First of all, it was a beautiful day – really gorgeous! All of the heat and humidity, as well asContinue reading “Hidden (When They Say Hidden, They’re Not Kiddin’) Lake and Copper Dock Wineries”

Drinkin’ With (Abe) Lincoln in Menard County

Petersburg and the surrounding area has always been one of my favorite places to visit. It is a short drive (around 30 minutes) from Springfield, and is the home to New Salem, where Abraham Lincoln lived as a young man. It is definitely worth checking out! There are several things to do in Petersburg andContinue reading “Drinkin’ With (Abe) Lincoln in Menard County”

Illinois Amish Country (and a Stop at a Winery)

We decided to go east and travel to Arthur, home to the largest and oldest Amish community in Illinois. Arthur is about an hour and a half from Springfield, and we wanted to get there for lunch. If you are eating lunch in Arthur, and a first time visitor, you really need to go toContinue reading “Illinois Amish Country (and a Stop at a Winery)”

Chatham to Medora

I’ll be the first to admit, 2020 may not have been the best year to retire if your plan was to travel extensively. And that was my plan. And even though we are still in the pandemic, it was time to start venturing outside of my small bubble. Instead of hopping on a plane orContinue reading “Chatham to Medora”