From Catsup to Cahokia: One Night in Collinsville, Illinois

September 2012 My husband laughed when I told him we were going to look at the world’s largest catsup bottle. (World’s Largest Catsup Bottle, 800 South Morrison Avenue, Illinois Route 159, Collinsville, IL62234). He was less than thrilled when he discovered that I wasn’t joking and when, at the end of an already long day’s drive,…

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Nauvoo, Illinois: A Travel Review

Settled by Mormon leader Joseph Smith, Nauvoo today contains a restored and recreated city owned and operated by the LDS church giving visitors can get a peek at Mormon life in the 1840’s. Located on the banks of the Mississippi, the entire area today is quite lovely and the historic area is filled with restored homes and…