It’s a beautiful time of year as we watch snow fall softly. The holiday lights twinkle in the dark skies and Christmas songs play in homes across the Quad Cities’ area. However, in an age of electronic devices, fast-paced lifestyles and brisk temperatures, it seems that many aging holiday traditions have become obsolete. This season Geneseo’s Red Barn recreates the dreams equated with Christmases past to create a winter wonderland perfect for all ages.
Shopping in the Quad Cities has grown into a diverse array of options for people. From city mall settings to downtown areas or off the beaten path small towns, from new wares or second-hand treasures, there’s something for every type of shopper around.
Being a professional artist and day tripper, I am always looking for new workshops to enhance my skills. Finding a workshop in an interesting town is a plus! This summer I received an event announcement on Facebook from the Geneseo Art League and Gallery. I was interested in the workshop that was done by a respected working artist, and it was excellent.
Geneseo is growing each year with interesting shops and businesses. The Geneseo Art League has been transformed in the last year and is in a new and larger location with plenty of space for exhibitions and workshops.
If you are looking for a short day trip for antique and plant shopping, I think that taking Route 6 east from Coal Valley, Illinois, to Atkinson, Illinois, is one perfect straight shot.
Thinking of indoor things to do on a cold winter day, I entertained the thought of a cake tour. More precisely, the Let Them Eat Cake Tour. There are many delicious bakeries in the area to entice the cake aficionado. With this in mind, a friend and I took off on a sugary trip where coffee and conversation and oh’s and ah’s were required.