Author Archives: Steve

Biking, 2017

My goal for 2017 was to bike more than 2,000 miles.  I thought it was pretty impressive, but as it turns out, many of my biking friends in the area consider 5,000 miles to be a more ambitious goal.  But … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2017

We wish all of our friends and acquaintances a very Merry Christmas. Georgia and I have done the usual things that retired people do; if you follow us on Facebook, you know what that entails.  You can scroll down the … Continue reading

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FT8 Checklist

The following information deals with my ham radio hobby, and is designed to be shared with my friends who may want to try a new, low power weak signal operating mode that’s become very popular: FT8.  We’re preparing for the … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2016 & Happy New Year 2017

This is our annual Christmas themed blog entry; this year, we’ve taken several trips and most of them are outlined in entries.  Just scroll down and read whatever interests you.  One trip that isn’t mentioned (yet) is one we took … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary

One fine spring day several young people helped celebrate Ruth Grinstead’s sixteenth birthday. Among the guests were Zeiner Ploughe and Hester Phillips a/k/a Esther Ellis. One hundred years ago this Wednesday, October 19, the young couple weremarried by a JP … Continue reading

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Illinois Prairie Path Sampler

The Illinois Prairie Path trail is probably the second rail-trail in the country, and was created on the right of way of the abandoned Chicago, Aurora and Elgin electric railroad. ┬áThe CA&E has a long history; it was built in … Continue reading

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