Category Archives: Vacation

 

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Batavia Riverwalk The Batavia Riverwalk is a short pathway on a small peninsula on the west side of the Fox River.

I like places that are visually appealing in first impressions, but as one digs deeper, there are layers of history and cultural heritage to be peeled and uncovered. Batavia Riverwalk is one such place! The Riverwalk is a beautifully landscaped gateawy. But it has is so much more to offer....

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Batavia Depot Museum

Batavia railroad history comes alive in the Depot Museum.  Three railroad lines served Batavia's freight and passenger services until the mid-1900’s when the automobile became the transportation of choice. These are the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (est. 1850), the Chicago & North Western Railroad (est. 1872) and the Chicago, Aurora & Elgin Electric Line (est. 1902).  The museum...

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Batavia: Cormorants and their preferred perch

An ant infested dead tree is gathering a lot of attention in Batavia. The tree is being used by cormorants to perch and catch fish from the Fox River.

Recently the city of Batavia undertook redevelopment project, and demolished many buildings and cleared the dead tress and bushes on the east bank of Fox River to promote business in the...
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I have been blogging since 2006. Till last year, my default destination was downtown Chicago.

Ten years later, in 2017, I was wondering if I should explore small towns of IL.

A whole new world opened up for me. I have been to small towns earlier, but in a randon way. This year, I was focused on a more systematic approach.

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2017 Day Trip: June 4, 2017. Exploring Route 66 in Illinois.

U.S. Route 66 Also known as US 66 or Route 66 It is the Main Street of America or the Mother Road.

It was one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System. US 66 was established on November 11, 1926, with road signs erected the following year.

The highway, which became...
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Exploring Route 66 in Illinois

U.S. Route 66 (US 66 or Route 66), also known as the Will Rogers Highway, the Main Street of America or the Mother Road, was one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System.

US 66 was established on November 11, 1926, with road signs erected the following year.

The highway, which became one of...

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Illinois - a midwestern American state.

Also known as The Land of Lincoln, and The Prairie State.

Illinois achieving statehood in 1818.

It is the 6th-most populous state and 25th-largest state in terms of land area, and is noted as a microcosm of the entire country.

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