Nearly everyone has that "bucket list" spot (or, lots of spots) that they want to visit before it's time to go. I've managed to draw a line through some of the places on my bucket list, but there are a few more to go, including this place.
The reason I bring this up is that I recently got an email from alert listener Gary, who had just found out that a package he ordered had been delivered to Rockford. Not our Rockford, but Rockford, Michigan.
The reason I ask is because I got a call the other day from an author who's promoting his latest book. He wondered if I had gotten a copy of the book that he had sent to me at the radio station here in Rockford. When I said that I hadn't, he told me it must have gone to the wrong Rockford.
I was just watching something on YouTube that had people from anywhere other than the Midwest trying to pronounce Midwestern place names. As you might imagine, it was pretty humorous to watch folks take on names that we're fairly familiar with, but they had never heard of.
The quickest way to draw a reaction from someone who works for the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (RAVBC) is to tell them what we've probably all heard hundreds of times: "There's just nothing to do in Rockford." They won't get angry with you for saying that, they'll just ask for a few minutes of your time to show you how you are mistaken in believing it. They know that the
At the end of last week, I thought I had mined all the Illinois "stuff" I could find for you. Yet, upon turning on the computer this morning, I was treated to a interesting study at Movoto.com regarding the most boring spots in our great state...