...at the last possible moment. As usual. Hey, I work better under pressure, ya know?
So, this month's crusade was a simple one. Tell where you are from.
For me, it's good 'ol Southern Illinois. Smack dab in the middle of Nowhereville. At first glance, anyway.
I'm only a couple of hours from St. Louis. Yes, I have seen the Arch. Lots of times. It really is fantastic. I remember getting so excited as a child coming ver the bridge & seeing the grand silver work of art coming in over the skyline.
The other way, it is just a couple of hours to the Ohio River. Beauty. Sheer beauty.
And while I take the local scenery for granted, they say it is some of the most beautfiful in the country. I could maybe believe that...sometimes. Like when we take a daytrip down south to the Bald Knob Cross. Nothing like it. Seriously.
And who can talk about Southern Illinois without mentioning the World's Largest Ketchup Bottle??? When traveling to visit family, this always meant we were "almost there."
So, while my little hometown doesn't have much to offer, there is much more to this part of the world than first meets the eye.
Happy New Year!!!