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Greetings from Pike County, Illinois!

This weekend, I went to visit my sister and her family.  They live in O’Fallon, Illinois.  While I was there, I decided to take a day trip to Pike County, Illinois, where my Cadwell ancestors lived from about 1830 – … Continue reading

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Greetings from Charleston, South Carolina!

So this is a way late post…  I went to a Department of Labor Conference in Charleston, South Carolina in early March.  I’ve just been swamped with legislative session and haven’t gotten around to posting. It was a very quick … Continue reading

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Greetings from Scotland! (Part the Last -Glasgow and the South)

So the first stop on the last day of the Scotland sojourn was a boat trip on Loch Katrine, beginning and ending at Stronachlachar.  It was supposed to be aboard a famous steamship, ‘Sir Walter Scott,’ but the propeller fell … Continue reading

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Greetings from Scotland (Part 3 – Isle of Skye and Glencoe)

So after Inverness, the next destination was the über-tourist mecca in Scotland, Loch Ness.  We started the day at Urquhart Castle, which is about as picturesque as it gets. The entrance/visitors center is extremely well situated into the landscape; when … Continue reading

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Greetings from Scotland! (Part 2 -Aberdeen and Inverness)

To backtrack a bit, I didn’t get any pictures of the Queen Mary 2 from the crossing, but Brian did.   Here’s a photo of the boat from our New England and Canadian trip in 2013.   Back to Scotland.  … Continue reading

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Greetings from Scotland! (Part 1 – Edinburgh)

So the big adventure in 2016 was a trans-Atlantic sailing from New York to Southampton, England, and then eight days driving around Scotland. We spent a half-day in New York and saw ‘The Humans’ on Broadway.  It won the Tony … Continue reading

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Greetings from San Francisco, California!

Two weeks ago, I was in San Francisco for a Department of Labor conference.  It was interesting to go from 100 degrees and 1,000 percent humidity to 55 and sweater weather.  I had a free day and Brian did up … Continue reading

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