Although the COVID-19 pandemic has caused some of our beloved Christmas traditions to be postponed until next year, others will continue, go virtual, or have been modified. Fortunately, it is possible to see many Christmas lights throughout Southern Illinois from the safety and comfort of our own cars. Other events have been social distanced. Route … Continue reading CHRISTMAS LIGHTS, SIGHTS, & SOUNDS
Southern Illinois is home to many Fourth of July celebrations. This year, some start as early as June 28, and others are not until July 7. Hopefully, there is an event that fits everyone's schedule. This is by no means a list of all fireworks and celebrations in Southern Illinois, but there are links to … Continue reading Fourth of July Celebrations in Southern Illinois
. All of the recent flooding has brought a couple of concerts to mind. The second time (out of five?) that I saw Bon Jovi was during The Great Flood of '93. They were playing at the Riverport Amphitheater (forgive me, but I've quit keeping track of the frequent name changes of that place. ) … Continue reading Flooding, Concerts, and Costa Rican Coffee?
HerrinFesta Italiana is a Memorial Day Weekend tradition in Herrin, Illinois. We only made it to the end of the parade this year, but these are a few of the things we saw. Enjoy!
Southern Illinoisans have a rich history of family-based Memorial Day Traditions. Some families gather for reunions and picnics. Others get together to honor the memory of loved ones by placing flowers on graves. Communities gather to remember and honor those who have served our country. Swimming pools open, and annual festivals bring people together to … Continue reading Memorial Day Traditions in Southern Illinois