And the Morel Is…

Yes, I mean the mushroom--not the lesson of a story. Those elusive delicacies have been popping up across the wooded areas of Southern Illinois for a few weeks now. The southern tip of the state has likely hit its peak of the season or is a bit past it at this point as warmer days … Continue reading And the Morel Is…

Sunday Drive: Alto Pass and Pomona

Yesterday after church, my daughter, her boyfriend, and I headed to Alto Pass for the first, hopefully annual, Cinco de Mayo Festival. When we got to the celebration, we were greeted by smiling faces and people enjoying the warm sun. A mix of music, Latin American blended with hit radio songs, filled the air. Bright, … Continue reading Sunday Drive: Alto Pass and Pomona

Impromptu Picnics

Some of my earliest family memories of road trips and adventures involve picnics. My parents were great at them. When my brother and I were really little, our parents had a Pacer.(For those who dont know the car, it's what Garth and Wayne drove in "Wayne's World.") This was before the days of expensive booster … Continue reading Impromptu Picnics