Grafton Illinois

5 Aug


Picture dark forests leaning into verdant fields…



Sprinkle in a bunch of trendy wineries and a craft brewery. Now throw in THREE ice cream shops…

ice cream1

ice cream2

…one of which has blended the perfect harmony of products:  ice cream, coffee and shoes (oh, I’m in heaven!)…

ice cream 3

That pretty much captures the essence of the little town of Grafton Illinois (home to 650 folk).

…which is all very idyllic unless you desperately need the services of a Walmart! 

Not a problem, the marina folks say, “Here, take our van to the Jerseyville Walmart.”


…so we did…


Anyway, just so you don’t worry, our errands are done, our laundry is clean and the larder is all stocked. If I could get phone and internet service (Verizon seems to have ignored this part of America) then all would be right with the world. 


P.S. Grafton Marina: t/6, s/7, l/4

5 Responses to “Grafton Illinois”

  1. Lenoir Stanley August 5, 2016 at 19:20 #

    John spent yesterday working on the jeep. It now has headlights and windshield wipers. Thanks for the bulbs. Lenoir

  2. jdepodwin August 5, 2016 at 23:30 #

    This is my kind of town. 😄

    • MrsB August 6, 2016 at 11:33 #

      …as long as you add chocolate sprinkles. ..

  3. Heather August 6, 2016 at 01:10 #

    Mark that town on the map!

    • MrsB August 6, 2016 at 11:34 #

      We just stopped at the next town called Alton which looks even better!

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