I'd be interested in knowing the names/locations of the scrapbook shops in Springfield. I hit a favorite in Peoria, somtimes - about an hour from where we live. Springfield is right about an hour away heading south. I really enjoy finding new LSS's! I also love Archiver's. What a great store. I wish they'd build one here in Central Illinois!
I just have to ask, Linda, about Mt. Vernon. My brother lived there back in the late 1980s and we would go stay with him fairly often. I remember they had the best fireworks display I think I've ever seen! It was done on a Saturday before the 4th at some small like more towards the center of town I think. Good memories of Mt. Vernon!