The John Deere Pavilion – Moline, Illinois

Our visit to the John Deere Pavilion was special to us because it was my birthday, and John Deere is my great-great-great Grandfather. I grew up knowing about this legacy, but without much knowledge of the machinery that bears my ancestor’s name. That was certain to change… CONTINUE READING >> 

Our visit to the John Deere Pavilion was special to us because it was my birthday, and John Deere is my great-great-great Grandfather. I grew up knowing about this legacy, but without much knowledge of the machinery that bears my ancestor’s name. That was certain to change… CONTINUE READING >> 

Seeking Stonehenge Somewhere in Time

The famous ring of rocks has eluded me ever since I realized that I had missed an easy opportunity to see it on a visit to London back in 1987.

From that moment on I was motivated to make it to the mythical monument… CONTINUE READING >> 

The famous ring of rocks has eluded me ever since I realized that I had missed an easy opportunity to see it on a visit to London back in 1987.

From that moment on I was motivated to make it to the mythical monument… CONTINUE READING >> 

St. Petersburg the Great

This is a city that evokes the heyday of imperial Russia at almost every turn, with very few reminders of the Soviet era when it was known as Leningrad.

By the time we spent our two days exploring, we were certain… CONTINUE READING >> 

This is a city that evokes the heyday of imperial Russia at almost every turn, with very few reminders of the Soviet era when it was known as Leningrad.

By the time we spent our two days exploring, we were certain… CONTINUE READING >> 

In Honor of President’s Day

In these days of crazy political partisanship, we thought it might be a good idea to honor our presidents from the past that we almost all agree were among the greats.

No place can bring out a feeling of patriotic awe like… CONTINUE READING >> 

In these days of crazy political partisanship, we thought it might be a good idea to honor our presidents from the past that we almost all agree were among the greats.

No place can bring out a feeling of patriotic awe like… CONTINUE READING >> 

Damn, That’s One Big Dam! The Delta Works of Holland

Dubbed one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, the Delta Works is an engineering marvel.

The Dutch have been on a mission to protect themselves against the ocean’s onslaught since the mushy low country was first settled…CONTINUE READING >>

Dubbed one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, the Delta Works is an engineering marvel.

The Dutch have been on a mission to protect themselves against the ocean’s onslaught since the mushy low country was first settled…CONTINUE READING >>