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Hannibal Riverview Overlook

20 Jul

Famous Historical park and overlook of the Mississippi River /::D The statue is Mark Twain,马克·吐温, famous American writer. This is his hometown!







Playing Dirty

16 Jul

Mud Volleyball at Mark Twain Days in Hannibal, MO 4th of July

Fuzzy Around the Ears

14 Jul

Buck feeding in the Fields

Celebrating the 4th At Mark Twain Days!

6 Jul

“We are called the nation of inventors. And we are. We could still claim that title and wear its loftiest honors if we had stopped with the first thing we ever invented, which was human liberty.”
~ Mark Twain

Lafayette, we have arrived!  Once again on American shores, we celebrated this 4th of July at the all-American “Mark Twain Days” festival in Hannibal, Missouri.  Surely you’re familiar with the famous mid-western author?  

Hannibal is his hometown, and they have hosted the Mark Twain Days for as long as I (Olivia) can remember. Frog-Jumping Contests, Fence-Painting Contests, Art and Craft Fairs, Races, Parades, Mud-Volleyball, Tom and Becky competitions — it’s great fun for everyone! If you’re looking for a bit of traditional American culture, this is it!


Rooftop Goats!

6 Aug

A Life Savored


In a small town in Door County Wisconsin, along Lake Michigan, there is a small store/restaurant that has one of the roofs with grass growing on top.  Way up on the roof, they keep goats, who wander around looking at the people below.  I love the concept!

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Wisconsin Horses!

10 Jun


Sunset on the Ice

24 Dec

And yes, these are all real-sparkles. No Photoshopping or Picture Modification. It looked like the trees were filled with diamonds!


Winter Ice Storm Hits Midwest

23 Dec

Photos of the Trees after the Ice Storm hit us here in Illinois. I hear at home we got 6 inches of snow!  Praying that all of you made it out okay and that your Christmas trips are safe and sound!

Labor Day Ventures

17 Oct


Labor Day Labors (of Fun) aka Adventure!

I long ago promised that I would relate my wonderful, awesome adventures cross-country this past labor day weekend.  Labor Day weekend, always one of the great highlights of any college student’s life, was particularly exciting to me this year since I also had Thursday and Friday off and I was off to visit family for a BBQ.  A five day weekend, BBQ Pork Steak, Baked Potato, Grilled Veggies, and Home-made Ice Cream and Fudge Sauce–the weekend was definitely offering great potential 🙂 My Aunt and her husband were hosting the BBQ at their cabin down in Illinois; having traveled the same road dozens of times in the past, the trip can get kind of boring at times.

Now you have to understand that I wasn’t going to be alone on this trip; my mom was also going to be riding down with me. My mom and I together are pretty awesome.  We love taking the roads less traveled and heading off Continue reading

New Postcard for My Wall of Travels!

16 Oct




Door County Postcard

This was bought from the BP in Sturgeon Bay.   Beautiful waterfronts!

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