Heartland History (Day 42)

One of our goals for The Great Loop is to get to know America better, and remember its history. We have entered "America's heartland." We are in Ottowa, Ill., the site of the first Lincoln-Douglas debate. Seven debates took place between the two men vying for the Republican nomination. Abe Lincoln won and became one … Continue reading Heartland History (Day 42)

When Your Christmas Gift is a Tool

December 25, 2018. How do you know your partner is more practical than romantic? When he gives you tools for Christmas! Loppers, in this case. Loppers are a type of scissors used for pruning, or "lopping," twigs and small branches. These are the sturdy Fiskar brand, and I know they will withstand tough jobs. It's … Continue reading When Your Christmas Gift is a Tool