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THE HELGESONS | ROBERT ALLERTON ESTATE | MONTICELLO, ILL

THE HELGESONS | ROBERT ALLERTON ESTATE | MONTICELLO, ILL

Sunken gardens, peonies, statues, a gazing pool, & much more around this tranquil estate. I snapped a few photos of our nephews and Cole playing throughout the gardens, a few of Troy’s Mother who the kids call Gigi with two of her Grandson’s, and a few of my Sister-In-Law Amy with her sweet family of four.

THE HELGESONS | WEEKEND GETAWAY - DAY ONE | GRAND MARAIS, MICHIGAN

THE HELGESONS | WEEKEND GETAWAY - DAY ONE | GRAND MARAIS, MICHIGAN

We did it again, we slipped out of town unnoticed by anyone other than our cat, Casper who was starving for attention we arrived back home. He even had a care taker, don’t feel too bad for kitty, he’s dramatic. Anyhow, we snuck up to the Upper Peninsula yet again, this time staying in Grand Marais at the Hilltop Cabins.