Grafton Illinois

5 Aug

wp-1470429118740.jpg

Picture dark forests leaning into verdant fields…

wp-1470428885123.jpg

wp-1470428885119.jpg

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.”

wp-1470428885139.jpg

…so we did…

wp-1470428885120.jpg

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. 

wp-1470428885127.jpg

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!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: