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Thursday, November 04, 2021

Wrapping Up Illinois

Greetings to all!  It's me, Mags. Today, Ragnar and I are wrapping up our trip to Illinois!  As you may recall, our main mission was to spend time with our grandmother:
Me and Ragnar with Grandma!

We truly enjoyed our time with her!  By the way ... the painting on the wall behind Grandma is one she did many years ago!  It's one of the Beagles our mom grew up with!

Yesterday's Wordless Wednesday photo was taken in front of the Mascoutah High School. They have nice grounds to walk through there - and of course the statue of the Indian on his horse. We HAD to get another shot of that!
"Everybody look this way and smile!"
"I'm going for my Serious Look, Mags."
"Me, too, Raggi.  So's the Mascoutah Indian!"

They also have a super-cool mural of the Indian painted on one of the old buildings downtown:

"Cool!  Check it out, Ragnar!"
"Get a shot of us by this, Mom!"

They have a few murals around town -- we liked this one, too:

"Very historical, huh, Mags."
"Yeah!  Wow, would I love to explore that building!"

That building is the original mill for the town!  

One evening, we walked down to our aunt and uncle's house to see them.  On the way home, we discovered this:

"Gadzooks!  Get a load of the size of that kit-cat, Ragnar!"
"Should we do anything about that, Mags?"

I assured Ragnar that even though it was moving, we could take it, so no worries.  We just stared, then walked on by.

On another evening, we discovered something called "take-out" at a Mexican restaurant in town!

"Hey, Dad!  Grab me a couple tacos while you're in there!"
"I'll take some chick-hen enchiladas, please!"

Sadly, we did not get to eat the food there.  Maybe next time.

On one of our morning walks, we made an awesome discovery:

"Check it out, everybody!!!"
"It's the Illinois Ocean!!!"

We thought it was pretty cool -- some people may not have even known it was there!

It was a great week, but before we knew it, it was time to head back home!

"I've had a great time.  How about you, Mags?"
"It was super, Ragnar!"

Having said that, it's so good to be home!  Thanks for reading!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher


  1. What an excellent adventure!

  2. Anonymous4:46 PM

    wow! your beautiful Grandma is a great artist! I'm so glad you had a good trip.
    you are both so well behaved and wonderful. she probably LOVED your visit!
    thanks for showing it all to us too. LOVE YOU! XO

  3. I am sure your grandmom and Illinois will miss you. I hope you see her again soon.

  4. You sure saw lots of interesting sights on your trip to Illinois. We can't believe you even found an ocean!