CornFest in Moline, IL

2020-08-26T17:08:33-07:00July 23rd, 2020|Illinois, Iowa|

Our family has the insider info on sweet corn, since many of them live in the middle of it.  We get calls saying, "it's tasseling!", so we know when to show up.  Sweet corn is [...]

Moline Thanksgiving

2018-01-17T12:18:01-08:00November 24th, 2017|Illinois|

We always appreciate our midwest family at Thanksgiving.  Lots of get togethers, plenty of food, and good weather this time!  

Sweet Corn Fest in Illinois

2017-08-27T18:39:36-07:00August 7th, 2017|Illinois|

The day after we touched down from Corsica, Mike took off for Illinois and the Sweet Corn Fest. The Moline clan lives smack in the middle of endless acres of corn.   Early in the [...]

Giving Thanks in Moline

2016-12-23T08:55:22-08:00November 27th, 2016|Illinois|

We had quite the posse on board for Thanksgiving.  Chet, Tim and Amy came from California to Vegas.  Then we stopped off in Arizona to pick up Kathy and Rich, then Texas to pick up [...]

Moline Thanksgiving

2015-12-09T17:38:04-08:00November 27th, 2015|Illinois|

We took a planeload of family from San Francisco and Denver to Moline for Thanksgiving.  Mike's nephew, Tim, and his wife Amy were top secret cargo - a special surprise, since they just recently moved [...]

Moline, IL Cornfest

2017-09-14T09:48:48-07:00July 15th, 2015|Illinois|

Sweet corn in the midwest is a treat more like dessert that a vegetable.  The Quad City area (northwest Illinois and southwest Iowa) is right in the corn belt, and the headquarters of John Deere.  That [...]

Thanksgiving in Moline, IL

2017-09-14T09:48:48-07:00November 26th, 2014|Illinois|

Cookie directing Thanksgiving buffet traffic.  A big thank you to our local family who pot-lucked dinner, including Vicki's great broccoli salad.  We brought our appetites.Did you know that pretty close to 100% of the 40 million turkeys that Americans eat each year [...]

Tim and Amy’s Wedding

2017-09-14T09:48:51-07:00August 18th, 2014|Illinois|

Nephew Tim and Amy tied theknot in style at the Skyline Loft, just outside of Chicago. What agreat party!!!  Making sure my date is up to snuff - it's been awhile since he wore a tie.The beaming [...]

Chicago River Tour

2017-09-14T09:48:51-07:00August 15th, 2014|Illinois|

Brilliant Henry Moore bronzesculpture sets off some of Chicago'sfine architecture.Crown Fountain in Millenium Park,a kid magnet on this summer day.Famous radio commentator "Good Day!" Paul Harvey was a proud Chigagoan from WWII until his death in 2009. America's [...]