January is coming to a close. To me, January always feels like the real heart of winter. The excitement and energy of the holiday season is gone, and it seems like a long, long time until spring. It is cold in the Midwest, and the days, while growing longer now, are short. Sigh.
The best way to escape from the doldrums is to plan several Illinois weekend getaways at well-spaced intervals. Lucky for us all, the perfect moment for the first one is just around the corner, during the President’s Day / Valentine’s Day long [...]
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