An outdoorsman and Nurse Practitioner living in Chicago. When I first started this blog, I was an EMT living in Southern California and this blog has followed...

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 By Quincy Koetz

Hiking Apple River Canyon State Park, Illinois

For some reason, this gem  in Northwestern Illinois hardly ever makes it on to anyone’s list save for a few locals and some folks from Rockford. Personally the novelty of hiking through a 300 foot deep and narrow canyon through farm country is well worth the visit. Its a great spot to cast a line...

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Weekend Getaway in Galena for Busy Chicagoians

Galena is an iconic town in the rolling hills of Northwestern Illinois that’s know to we Chicago urbanites as a lovely place for a weekend respite. It bore a likeness to many of the little New England towns I used to frequent when I lived in Maine. Horseshoe Mound, just south of Galena With D and I...

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Chicago Urbanites visit Springfield, Illinois (In 36 hours)

This weekend we took an intriguing trip to the capital city of Springfield, Illinois. Steeped in Abraham Lincoln history and Illinois lore, it was a surprisingly enjoyable trip for this traveler who generally prefers mountains and wilderness. Mr Lincoln’s original Springfield home, preserved for 175 years I’m getting settled in to a new...

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