Saturday, April 10, 2010

Road Trip!

Today my husband and I took advantage of a beautiful spring day to venture to the heartland -- central Illinois.  We had to go there to pick up a quarter of a cow -- our daughter convinced us that free-range is the way to go, so we now have a freezer full of meat to enjoy.  Above, I am standing on a 100 year old suspension bridge.  There were signs everywhere warning that if we made it swing, we could be fined $200!  So we walked across carefully!
In town (Pontiac, Illinois), there was this great old advertisement painted on the side of a brick building.  I have no idea who Bensons is, but "Pleasing you Pleases us" so they must be nice folks.

Finally, here's a picture I altered of an old fashioned swing set we played on for awhile.  I'm not sure, but I think I need to do some additional work on this.  But I wanted to share it anyway.  I hope everyone is enjoying this lovely weather as much as we are!


  1. Sounds like a lovely day! Love the picture of the swings. What more do you think it needs? I like it just the way it is (lots of emotion in that picture).
    Thanks so much for sharing. Love you!
    Your Twin Cousin

  2. Wonderful nostalgic photographs. I love the painting on the side of the building. That must have been a very fun excursion! And you have all that healthy beef!!!!

  3. Nice photos - particularly the sepia of the swings. The angle is just right! I visited your Flickr site and fell in love with the daisy. Left a comment there as well.

  4. Free range IS the way to go! :)
    I got a blog simply so I could comment on your lovely pictures and art work!

    Love the swings, mom!


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