Lagomarcino’s, a Moline Tradition Since 1908

Upon entering Lagomarcino’s we were engulfed by nostalgia and the enticing smell of handmade chocolate.

The custom made booths, Tiffany lamps, the terrazzo tile floor and metal ceiling combined to transport us to the Illinois of yore… CONTINUE READING >> 

Upon entering Lagomarcino’s we were engulfed by nostalgia and the enticing smell of handmade chocolate.

The custom made booths, Tiffany lamps, the terrazzo tile floor and metal ceiling combined to transport us to the Illinois of yore… CONTINUE READING >> 

A Tale of Two Flights

It was the best of planes, it was the worst of planes, that was our feeling after spending nearly thirty hours on two non-stop flights.

The first one, United flight 895, from Chicago to Hong Kong clocked in at sixteen hours. Back when… CONTINUE READING >> 

It was the best of planes, it was the worst of planes, that was our feeling after spending nearly thirty hours on two non-stop flights.

The first one, United flight 895, from Chicago to Hong Kong clocked in at sixteen hours. Back when… CONTINUE READING >> 

Quincy Illinois, 3665 Strong

In fact, every street is packed with jaw dropping examples of nineteenth century homes, especially the tree lined boulevard Park Place. We’re pretty sure Monopoly should be jealous… CONTINUE READING >> 

In fact, every street is packed with jaw dropping examples of nineteenth century homes, especially the tree lined boulevard Park Place. We’re pretty sure Monopoly should be jealous… CONTINUE READING >> 

Baxter’s Vineyards – Illinois’ Oldest Winery

Before our trek down The Mighty Mississippi we had no idea that The Land of Lincoln was also wine country, but there are vineyards and wineries all along the river. This area of Illinois was the first to grow grapes, starting way back in 1851, and those vines are still growing… CONTINUE READING >> 

Before our trek down The Mighty Mississippi we had no idea that The Land of Lincoln was also wine country, but there are vineyards and wineries all along the river. This area of Illinois was the first to grow grapes, starting way back in 1851, and those vines are still growing… CONTINUE READING >>