Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Mattoon
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We are traveling this time with Mike and Karen Wirtzberger, my brother and his wife, and our two Golden Retrievers, Beckett and Brodie. They bought a motor home this past winter and we have been planning this trip since then. We were going to go to Nova Scotia this year but decided that we should get to California and see the redwoods and Sequoias before they are burned in one of the massive fires they are having out there.
We plan on traveling ...
Today we headed off to Arthur and our much anticipated visit with the Amish. As we neared the town we passed our first horse drawn cart - it was exciting to see. We already knew not to take photos of the Amish people - they ask you not to as it is against their beliefs, so we took a quick snap of the buggy. We passed a few in both directions as we got closer to town. We stopped at the Pewter Spoon gift shop to pay for our lunch and tour, and were ...
Happy birthday to my love and my favorite clown, John! We celebrated after the show with wine, junk food, and four episodes of "Girls". A very lovely day which would have only been lovelier if we could have spent it with friends and family back home. But everyone sent John wonderful birthday greetings throughout the entire day, so I know we weren't far from people's thoughts. :)
... blue and red. All hand quilted and a similar age to the one I bought last year.
Another drive and we arrive at Clifford's home where his wife (name slips my memory) cooked up a beautiful meal including home baked bread and a chocolate cream pie to die for.
Time to head back to the hotel for a cuppa and a bit of shut eye.
I promise some photos in the next couple of days ...
Off to the Frank Lloyd Wright home in Oak Park (a suburb of Chicago)....he's a famous Chicago architect. A very interesting house to visit. His style was to create a room within a room and to blend the building with nature using panoramic windows to give the feel of nature flowing into the building. Then it was just a short walk to Weeks Ringles Modern ...