Trip to Rural Illinois – 2013

Most years we try to make our annual pilgrimage to Cumberland County, Illinois during fair week.  Here are some photos from this year’s trip.                         Related Posts: My biggest (writing) regret Cuba Siempre

DAY TWO of RURAL ILLINOIS 2012

August 20, 2012 This morning we went down to Grandad’s shed and poked around.  That shed houses more bits and pieces than one would think possible. We stopped by to see some old family friends before heading to the fairgrounds for the thoroughbred racing. In the evening was the 2012 Cumberland County Fair Queen and…

Day Six: Saturday, August 23, 2008

Saturday morning we drove back from Tuscola, and packed in a lot in one day.  We stopped by Cameo Vineyards and Winery, right next to the fairgrounds.  There have been grapes grown in the area for over 100 years but this particular family started up the business about 15 years ago.  They make delicious, very…

Day Five: Friday, August 22, 2008

Friday we went over to my grandad’s shed to poke around. He has always has bits of everything around, and it is strangely organized. Like things are together and yet there is a chaos to it. In the yard were a couple of butterflies… We then went up to the fair for delicious lunch and…