Online Traveling 17: Kentucky…

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Description  –  Kentucky is a southeastern state bounded by the Ohio River in the north and the Appalachian Mountains in the east, with Frankfort the state capital. The state’s largest city, Louisville, is home to the Kentucky Derby, the renowned horse race held at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May. The race is preceded by a 2-week festival and celebrated in the Kentucky Derby Museum year-round – Google {}

{} #horses​​ #equestrian​​ #GoPro  Helmet Cam: 2021 Kentucky Three Day Event (Let IT Be Lee/CCI-S 4*) Apr 24, 2021 

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# 1 I had no idea what this video was about. I clicked on it, because it was a weird  picture. I never thought I would see the point of view of a person on a horse. I like to look at a horse (on TV) and it doesn’t look like something I would ever do.

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BROWNSVILLE  Brownsville Kentucky January 2021/ Mar 8,2021

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#2  This video was a little short, with some good information, but I couldn’t tell which build he was talking about. It looked like a  quiet town. Then again it wasn’t a long video and seemed to be in one area.

*** sidenote This is another state that has a lot of sports. Time to get back to searching for things to do inKentucky, that doesn’t have anything to do about sports…..

I think I will take a different direction for now and see what I find out:

  1. https://vacationidea.com/destinations/best-places-to-visit-in-kentucky.html    https://www.facebook.com/vacationidea
  2. https://familydestinationsguide.com/best-places-to-visit-in-kentucky/ https://www.facebook.com/familydestinationsguide/
  3. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g28938-Activities-Kentucky.html 

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#3  I chose this video, because of the two boys ,(Couldn’t get the picture with the sign, so no pic) because kids have a way of finding interesting things adults do not always see at first. 

I was right the young one kept on touching stuff and the oldest one didn’t keep his mask on.  The cave was surrounded by nature’s beauty and it was enjoyable to watch. I wish they could have stayed longer, but with kids it doesn’t take them long to want to do something else. A cool video….

{} https://youtu.be/D0cwLfTmjNg  #LEXINGTON #KENTUCKY #TOP10     LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY – TOP 10 LIST OF THE BEST PLACES TO SEE WHILE YOU ARE THERE! Aug 4, 2021

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# 4  This video not only had some good information, but pictures to go with it. I found myself wanting to go to a few of them like :

#8 Raven Run Nature Sanctuary – I would LOVE walking through all the trees and cannot even imagine how many pictures I would have by the time I am done. I know I wouldn’t be able to walk for long, but I am Smiling just thinking about how much fun I would have.

#3 The Ark Encounter – A museum about Noah’s Ark. https://www.facebook.com/arkencounter/ 

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https://arkencounter.com   Experience the life-size Noah’s Ark Encounter is one-of-a-kind themed attraction the whole family will enjoy, located in Williamtown, Kentucky. {} 

{} https://youtu.be/uSJE5EuAVq8  Ark Encounter Promo – June 2021 

Ark Encounter Come visit the world-class Ark Encounter in Northern Kentucky. Visit ArkEncounter.com to start planning your trip today! {}

#5 This would be a cool place to visit if there weren’t so many people. If I had a lot of money, I could buy it almost out for one day and really enjoy walking around a living biblical story.

It is time to say, “Good – Bye” to Kentucky…..BYE  IV Now, LD*

Online Traveling 16: Kansas

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I am laughing, because if I were to ask , ‘ who was Dorothy and Toto?” I know anyone who has seen the movie “The Wizard of Oz”  would automatically think about a girl and her dog who came from the state of Kansas and taken to a magical place called Oz. 

Yes, I am on my way to Kansas, but I am looking to see what this state is about. What is there to do and see? (At least   beyond the world of sports) …..

{} Kansas  State of the United States of America

Kansas is a state in the Midwestern United States. Its capital is Topeka and its largest city is Wichita Kansas is bordered by Nebraska…  en.wikipedia.org {} 

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https://youtu.be/ZoQClJVcHaw    KANSAS

Hidden Gems in KANSAS/Things To Do In Kansas  Jan 30, 2021

Kristen and Sam  Day 3-5 of our road trip to Dener brings us to see some hidden gems in Kansas! Our first stop is in Wichita Kansas to see the Keeper of the Plains! Day 4 brings us to see Mushroom Rocks State Park (Brooksville, KS), Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park (Oakley, KS), and Monument Rocks State Park (Oakley, KS). We hope that this video gives you slime ideas on things to do in Kansas! This is one of our favorite videos that we have EVER shot! {}   

#1  When I first typed  Kansas on youtube a musical group kept on popping up. Never heard of ‘Kansas the band’. Then there were sports and more sports. I really was ready to stop my search, but I am so glad I didn’t do it. This video started with  a short and sweet information about who they were and what the video was going to be about. They talked about a statue called ‘The Keeper of  the Plains,’ and saying it’s a COOL  statue doesn’t say it is strong enough. (at least for me)

I agree with Kristen, when she said she never saw anything like the rocks in  Mushroom Rocks State Park ,’ but those were some interesting rocks. And, the tree that grew on top of a big rock?

They did show some of the driving to and from places, I would have liked to have seen a little more, but some was better than none. They did say it was a lot of dirt roads.

** If I ever decided to go visit this state. I know I wouldn’t want to go in the summertime, because it may be  too hot.  So maybe around April or early May. I was about to go search out another video, but it is after 10am and I haven’t had my coffee yet, so I am done for now.

I like that statue so much I thought I would get a little more info on it…

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 Description   The Keeper of the Plains is a 13.4 metres Cor-Ten steel sculpture by Kiowa-Comanche artist Blackbear Bosin. It stands at the confluence of  the Arkansas and Little Arkansas rivers in Wichita, Kansas adjacent to the Mid-America All-Indian Center.  Wikipedia {}

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A Kansas Road Trip Idea, Nine Stops Worth Your Time  Jan 7, 2021 

Road Trip Daydreams  This video is on a Kansas Road Trip Idea nine stops worth your time.  This trip travels East and has travelers stop in Kansas City, Fort Leavenworth, Western, Topeka, Wamego, Nicodemus, Castle Rock, and Fort Wallace. This road trip can be done in three or four days. {} 

** I was still curious about the state of Kansas when I looked at one more video, but now I am going to fix my coffee and watch ‘One Piece.’  I haven’t given up looking for a new anime, but until then……

What can I say, “I am crazy about one Roronoa Zoro – The Pirate Hunter.”

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https://youtu.be/6mmPgysfzB4  Leawood, Kansas Town Center and Park Pace Shopping Drive April 21, 2021 Cadillac National{}

#3  It might be a girl thing, but can you tell why I clicked onto this video? One little word – ‘Shopping.’  I really haven’t been  able to shop like I would like to and I no longer like window shopping, because I feel sad when I can’t buy anything. It is different when you are online and looking at places one can’t actually shop there. 

I saw a few retail stores and a restaurant that are in my area as well as new stores. I was amazed that the first shopping center was so big. One could get lost there, but what a cool place to get lost in. 

The neighborhood in between shopping centers had nice looking buildings and the different areas one could walk, was nice as well. This video didn’t have any music in it, but that was cool. I was able to continue to listen to my gospel music as I worked on a granny square watching the shops I wish I could go in…

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https://youtu.be/Vf0kHKMiHTE  Taps Across America 2021 – Emma S- Leawood, KS, Usa May 31, 2021

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# 4  I know this video is only about 30 seconds, but this young lady was brave enough to play a song for something she believes in. I wish I could press LIKE a 100 times, but it only allowed me to do it once. 

** I am going to stop and fix myself a cup of tea and read a Jude Deveraux book called, “The Maiden,” and come back to Kansas once again……

(Wed Sep 1st) The book I was so into, “The Maiden,” was a book I had read before. I just wished I remembered I didn’t care for the ending. I  haven’t been to the library in a minute, but I may have too. Anyway it is 8 o’clock time for 1 more video before I call it a night.

** I also wished I hadn’t drunk that hot tea knowing it will make me sleepy. One of these days I am going to figure out why I get more tired after drinking a cup of hot tea. Oh it was ginger & strawberry….

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KANSAS STATE CAPITOL VISITOR CENTER State Capitol in Kansas, USA 2021//Wandering in Topeka City Feb 5, 2021

 Khristine MyxWorld   Visiting one of the historical places in Topeka Kansas the State Capital. This state is a museum inside, but due to the pandemic we’re not able to go inside since it was closed when we went there.{}

#5  It took me 18 minutes to find this video. I could have done without the music. The ride to the capital was okay, I liked it best when the camera showed what wasn’t on the road. There were some cool trees in front of the Capitol Building. 

***Side Note – I was thinking about looking for another video, but my eyes are so ready to close. The price one pays when one has to get up early to go to work, but I am going  to sleep early….

I am done trying to find a video on interesting things to do in Kansa, so I decided to ask google a question: What is there to do in Kansas in 2021?

  1. https://www.visitkc.com/visitors/events/annual-events-kansas- city#:~:text=Taking%20place%20virtually%20in%202021.%20Head%20to%20Kansas,live%20demonstrations%2C%20music%2C%20vintage%20cars%2C      –     Taking place virtually in 2021. Head to Kansas Speedway for fast-paced NASCAR action  — plus, with two weekends each year, fans get a double dose of high-octane fun. Held in Excelsior Springs, this event explores the culture, glamor and history of the Roaring ‘20s with street artists, live demonstrations, music, vintage cars, fashion and more. 
  2.  https://www.greatwolf.com/blog/things-to-do-with-kids-kansas-city/   www.greatwolf.com  > blog > things-to-do-with-kids 
  • Great Wolf Lodge. Check in at Great Wolf Lodge and water park, where kids can explore and adults can kick back. Offering so much more family fun than a regular hotel could ever provide, our Kansas City location boasts 8 water slides, plenty of kids activities, free wifi, a fitness center for adults, and so more. LEGOLAND and SEA LIFE. These big-name attractions  are a big deal, and if you’ve never been, you should go! Located  next to each other, the  LEGOLAND Discovery Center offers a factory tour, rides, building opportunities, and opportunities, and a 4D theater with lego movies.

It’s time to end my stay in Kansas. I found some interesting places to see and some videos fun to watch. Time to get to reorganizing my room…. One doesn’t have to buy something new to always make a place look new. It’s funny just by changing the furniture can get a totally new look….

Bye IV Now, LD*

**** One day I am going to figure out how to get what I type in google doc to look the same on wordpress, but until then I hope my heart comes through anyway. I really need some coffee and get back into reality… May everyone have a safe and fun weekend….

Online Traveling #15: Iowa..

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 Description  Iowa, a midwestern U.S state, sits between the Missouri and   Mississippi of rolling plains and cornfields. Landmarks in the capital, Des Moines, include the gold-domed, 19th-century State Capitol Building, Pappajohn Sculpture Park and Des Moines Art Center, noted for its contemporary collections. The city of Cedar Rapids’ Museum of Art has paintings by native Iowan Grant Wood. – Google {}

I am a little curious about this state. I am NOT a sports person, but I hear people talking about Iowa State and I wonder if they are talking about basketball or football – a college team or a pro team?  I don’t think there is a baseball team. (let me ask google that question?) 

“Wow,” I am surprised there isn’t any major pro sports team in the state of Iowa. I just learned something new. I did see more videos  about sports and fairs. When I first saw the word state fair. I automatically thought of two movies  – 

  1. State Fair – Yes, I know this movie was out before I was born, but thanks to  TCM – Turner Classic Movies. I can enjoy these old time movies.  I want to say this movie is about neighbors. The guy comes back from college and takes his not so tom boy neighbor to the state fair. I could be wrong.
  1. Meet Me in St. Louis – I LOVE this movie from the songs to each sister and the dad is so funny. I believe I will watch this again tonight. This will be a nice way to end my stress free weekend.

** For some reason I couldn’t add the pictures to these two movies and I am done trying…. Time to move on…..

{} https://youtu.be/ki2XV_rDHPg  IOWA CITY

Iowa City and The University of Iowa/ 4K drone footage  Oct 24, 2020

PrimoMedia – Chris Biela  Iowa City is located in eastern Iowa. Quick drone tour of downtown and the campus. The Old Capitol Building, the state’s first capitol, now houses a museum of local history. The University of Iowa is a public research university in Iowa City, Iowa. Founded in 1847, it is the oldest and the second-largest university in the state.  All captured with DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone and Edited in Premiere Pro. Music licensed with Artlist   

#1 This video was taped in the air. Yes, there were a lot of cool buildings, but I would have liked to see the names of the buildings etc. It is a nice and relaxing video to watch. It may be a year old, but since it was mostly for the view  and no info it was okay….

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Iowa’s Oldest City: Dubuque, Iowa 4K. Mar 26, 2021

Chris Harden One could make a strong argument for Dubuque being Iowa’s most unique city. What’s undebatable is that Dubuque is the oldest city in Iowa, as it was a city before Iowa was a state. To this day, Dubuque remains to be an attractive place to live and to visit.{}

#2   This video is too long-winded , with good information, and I enjoyed the view. I may have only got through a little over 16 minutes, but it is a good video.

** Side Note –  My mind is going back to the book I started reading yesterday and I am having a hard time focusing on this video. Just like this video (which I don’t believe was taped in one day) I am going to go back to my book, with a cup of coffee in hand and come back to the state of Iowa.

{} The Iowa State Fair is an annual state fair held in Des Moines, Iowa in August. It began in 1854 and has been on the Iowa State Fairgrounds since 1886. It is based in the state capital Des Moines, Iowa over 11 days in August. With over a million visitors it is one of the largest and best known state fairs in the United States.  En.wikipedia.org {}

{} https://youtu.be/Hatp8DnwePU  Splash Art in Urbandale, Iowa Jul 22, 2021

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City of Urbandale  Splash Art is the newest endeavor by Urbandale’s Public Art Committee (PAC)! PAC works to enhance the appearance of the City of Urbandale through the integration of art in the public environment. {}

#3    The pretty picture captured my attention before I could even look at another  video. Art around the city not only  makes the area beautiful, but will always make someone Smile 🙂

** side note : I went to three other cities in Iowa and didn’t find one that wasn’t sad, too long ago, or anything that caught my attention. I am ready to enjoy the rest of my night with one of my favorite animes. I have already seen this once, maybe twice before, but I Love it. It’s called ‘My Roommate is a cat’.

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My Roommate is a Cat’ and the importance of character arcs – Rogue Shogunate Visit

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I came across this blog site and I am like  WOW  and I can’t wait to read more… https://rogueshogunate.wordpress.com/2019/06/15/my-roommate-is-a-cat-and-the-importance-of-character-arcs/  

I believe I am going to leave Iowa today and call my time there done. My next place to visit online is  Kansas. I am hoping for some fun videos. I am sure there are more things to do and see in Iowa, just not enough on video. 

Well after a nice day of work, it’s nice to relax with a good anime  to watch or something interesting to read. I was thinking about a cup of coffee, but I promised only one a day. Well, I do two, but that is still better than six..

Bye IV Now, LD*

Online Traveling 14: Indiana.

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I cannot believe it took me three days to come up with a pattern for my next crochet project. I know it was mostly my fault, because I was trying to combine two different patterns together and neither one was having that.

I am doing a basic half double crochet stitch as I look through videos about? Where am I going today? When I checked my list of states and territory of the United States and realized Indiana was or is the 14th state. All I heard was Micheal Jackson voice singing “Going Back to Indiana,” and I am going to have to google to see if that is a song. (I know I am not that old and I should remember these things).

I was right. I just watched a video (I will not add it, because I don’t have any rights to it) and now that I think about it he was from Gary Indiana. Guess where I am going first?

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#1 This part of Gary Indiana is like a lot of areas where there isn’t enough money to keep the area where life can grow. There may have been a few abandoned buildings  from business and homes that showed life was there at one time. I am sure the people who are living here are doing the best they can and maybe someday, someone will come, and do a makeover (not raising money to those who are already living there) to bring life back to a forgotten part of Gary Indiana.

{} https://youtu.be/mnZQdomK0iQ  Travel Vlog #2: J5Lover Goes Back To Gary, Indiana! July 10,2021

J5LOVER   In this episode of J5Lover I visit the original Jackson family home in Gary, Indiana and meet up with other fans and Youtubers on the 12th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s passing June 25th! {}

#2  I should watch the video again, because I forgot her name. Anyway, I do agree with her. I heard the house where the Jackson family grew up was small, but I am beyond surprised how small.  

We all are here, because of our past. One can either learn from it and try to move forward to improve on  how we live,  the way we act, and be better than what we were yesterday.

Good – Bye Gary Indiana there isn’t much more to see here today, but who knows what a few years will bring.

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{} https://youtu.be/olW5sdP68R4    #indianadunes #beachesandbeyond  Mar 17, 2021          What Are the Indiana Dunes? – Dunes 101: Orientation/ Indiana Dunes  

Indiana Dunes Tourism  Join Ranger Matt in the Dunes 101 Series to learn everything you need to know about the Indiana Dunes and how to best experience the Indiana Dunes Tourism –  http://www.indianadunes.com​ {}

#3 Another place where there are fun things to do in nature. I may not be the one who would go camping, (unless it is in a log cabin with a few mardon items) but someone may like this idea.  I would rather go when there aren’t a lot of people. One cannot think if there is too much going on around them. (at least for me)

{} Zionsville, Indiana Town of Indiana   Zionsville is a suburban town located in the extreme southeast area of Boone County, Indiana, United States, northwest of Indianapolis…….The … en.wikipedia.org {} 

{} https://youtu.be/3XM-sUP7Q2M    Zionsville perc State finals 2021 jpurs99{}

#4    I am not sure why I clicked onto this video, because it had very little information about what it was about. I understood it was a school event (high School or College not sure. Again no info)and I just wanted to see what they were doing. It had a dance routine surrounded by music and it was nice to look at. 

{} https://youtu.be/44eA2UcGFls    July 29, 2021  Living in Rural Indianapolis In NW Zionsville/ Not So Fast!

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#5  This video showed you places where one can live in a quiet area and still be close to a city for things to do and where you can go shopping. I know I couldn’t live anywhere if I couldn’t go shopping every once in a while..

*** Side Note:  I am bored. Let me go to another city and see if there is more to this state..

{} Brownsburg, Indiana Town in Indiana, United States    Brownsbur is a town in Hendricks County, Indiana, United States. The population was 21,285 at the 2010 Census, an increase from 14,520 in 2… en.wikipedia.org {}

{} https://youtu.be/0uxnC-lqjcU  Taps Across America 2021 – Mike Stone – Brownsburg, Indiana, USA May 31, 2021 

Taps For Veterans Events Taps Across America   I’m truly blessed to use my talent for honoring our soldiers and country. Distillery Sales Manager for Zeptha Creed in Shelbyville, Kentucky recorded from residence in Brownsburg, Indiana. {}

#6 Now this is a NICE side track video. Yes, I am still in Indiana, but it has nothing to do with the state, but more on honoring our Troops. I wish I could do something to say, “Thank You” to everyone who has served and is serving to not only protect their hometown, but others they do not know.

*** Okay, I didn’t see any video that I wanted to look at. I was considering going to another city, but I believe I am done searching. I guess I am more interested in working on my bright pink project then I am hoping to find a new anime to watch while I work on my project.

These are the colors I am working on now. I know I am going to run out of yarn, but at least I will have something to do for a few days. And maybe just maybe I will be able to go to Micheal’s and enjoy a day of yarn shopping.  Until next time I hope everyone enjoy some free time with family & friends…

Bye IV, Now LD*

Online Traveling 13: Illinois

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Illinois is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States. It has the fifth largest gross  domestic product, the sixth largest population… en.wikipedia.org {}

I know I got side tracked from my  online travels stories , but I haven’t stopped thinking about it. My next stop is Illinois and I can’t wait to see what I find. [it is 6:50pm July 30th, 2021 and after finally fixing a problem on my site ‘wished I had gotten the 3rd person’s name, because he or she was the only 1 who was able to help me’ anyway all I want to do now  is crochet and watch an anime. Tomorrow is another day…..

**Sun 8/1/2021 at 6:38pm –  I have been through at least five cities within the state of Illinois before I found a video that wasn’t talking about retirement. I watched a long video about Galena, Illinois. It had a lot of information, and showed a nice quiet town. Okay, I finally found something and then came the cuss word towards the end, and no way.

I honestly want to work on a different project, but I want to show something from Illinois. There has to be a good video out there…..

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Elburn, Illinois, February, 2021 – Sunset Feb 23, 2021  Kennedy Aviation {}

#1 It is a beautiful Sunset…

{}https://youtu.be/FJuzfsICkl0  NAPERVILLE Best of Downtown NAPERVILLE  & Riverwalk/Roadside Attractions/ Il           Mar 11, 2021 Santos Chronicles  Naperville is the 4th largest city in Illinois. Naperville is known for its downtown district and riverwalk. The riverwalk is 1.75 miles  located along the West Branch of the DuPage River. Come join our family as we check out the stores, restaurants, and unique statutes. {}

#2 Now this video actually had me wanting to go there, to take that walk along the riverwalk.

** It is almost 7:30pm and I just realized I haven’t eaten dinner yet and one has to get ready to get back into reality knowing another work week is about to start. I will look one more time for some more videos, otherwise there will just be the two…

8/5/2021 I am so bored with Illinois, but I don’t want to give up on it. I wasn’t going to go to Chicgo, because I only liked the movie hahaha. I just don’t care for their basketball team. I will see if I find something there that catches my intention.

{} Chicago City in Illinois                                                                                                                                                           Description  Chicago, on Lake Michigan in Illinois, is among the largest cities in the U.S Famed  for its bold architecture, it has a skyline punctuated by skyscrapers such as the iconic john Hancock Center, 1,451-ft. Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) and the neo-Gothic Tribune Tower. The city is also renowned for its museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago with its noted impressionist and Post-Impressionist works. – Google {}

Okay, nothing that makes me want to go there. I came across this website https://www.choosechicago.com/ if you wanted to get where to go etc etc.. Time to go online and see if I can find a video, before I close out this  state, and move on…

{} Chicago Illinois Travel Guide 2021               https://youtu.be/NmBgCRVo-Yg

Island Hopper TV  Have you been in search of things to do in Chicago when  you visit? This Chicago travel guide gives you travel ideas for your next vacation to Chicago. We explored Navy Pier, the John Hancock Center, 360 observation deck, Lake  Michigan, the Chicago river and much more. We also take a stroll down Michigan Avenue and show you all around the museums of Chicago. When visiting Chicago you will also want to try some of the world famous Deep Dish Pizza or a Chicago style hotdog.#Chicago #Illinois #TravelGuide {}

#3 Yes, I am smiling, because I like this video. The buildings remind me of home,(NY) but by the water it looked like a cool place to walk. I may not want to go there, but it was a good video. I am grateful there wasn’t a word about their basketball team.

** Then again I do like their baseball team. Yes, I like the Chicago Clubs, as long as they are not playing the New York Yankees, because I am always a Yankees girl. 

I am sorry this will be my shortest trip, because I am so over Illinois –

{}Western Spring College – Nga Puna o Waiorea Waiata Tira ASB Polyfest 2021 April 21, 2021 Whakamoemiti Tipuna  {}

#4 I didn’t really want to close out my story with just three videos and Western Springs is a city in Illinois. It mostly had trains and although I like trains (especially the ones in Europe) I came across this video and although I had no idea what it was about. My first thought was how brave these young people were to be on stage and I wanted to see what they were going to do. It was a nice song. I am sure there is a meaning unbeknown to me, but I was HAPPY listening to it. 

** I believe I can leave Illinois knowing there were a few places and sounds I liked.

**A second thought. I will not say anything else about this video, but just in case someone wanted to know what  video got me upset a little. This is it: 

 {}https://youtu.be/NHXxZCU0s64   GALENA

Illinois’ Most Popular Tourist Town: Galena, Illinois 4K Mar 31, 2021  {}

Bye IV Now, LD*