From a lofty perch atop the bluffs of the Mississippi River, Great River Road's 18-hole golf course and comfortable lodging combine for relaxing vacations with long drives and woodsy splendor. The short, scenic course cushions club-smacked spheroids with bluegrass fairways and meticulously manicured greens, and winding trails allow the club's herd of Yahama carts to graze throughout the entire length of play. Golfers improve their games and victory speeches with unlimited stick-swinging on the course marked by tight drives, changes in elevation, and bald eagles that stoically applaud players at the 17th hole. As foursomes ready for action, eye-popping natural scenery begs for attention with sweeping riverside vistas, rustling woodlands, and ball-gobbling streams that meander through the set of links.
Specializing in manual treatment and functional rehabilitation of repetitive-use injuries to soft tissue, including: strains/sprains, tendinitis, shin splints, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, patellar tracking disorder, back pain, neck pain/headaches and hip pain.
Dr. John McDougall started International Eyecare Center, Inc. in 1981 after working for four years in an ophthalmology setting in Quincy. Since that time, IEC has expanded to include seven offices throughout Illinois and Missouri. Dr. McDougall's flagship office and IEC corporate offices are located in Quincy, Illinois.
Helping customers improve their vision is the main concern of the optometrists and eye-care professionals at Eye Boutique, who provide preventive screenings and help choosing from their more than 1,800 frames at each location. In each shop, licensed doctors of optometry scan eyes with comprehensive exams before diagnosing issues or prescribing high-definition Zeiss lenses and contact lenses from Optix and Acuvue. Designer frames from Guess, Nike, and Kenneth Cole house lenses fashionably, and Teflon protective layers help guard lenses from scratches and reduce glare. Sunglasses from brands such as Ray-Ban and Coach also protect eyes from harmful UV rays, creating an accessory that is both stylish and useful, like a diamond with a job.
Since launching their flagship 10-week program in 2001, the instructors at Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping have spurred more than 35,000 trainees across 42 locations toward their weight-loss goals. Classes burn fat and build lean muscle with fitness kickboxing and muscle-building with anaerobic bands. Coaches support trainees with a nutrition plan that breaks up food intake into six daily meals, increasing sustaining bodily energy and a sense of déjà vu. The founders of Farrell’s eXtreme Bodybuilding are so confident in their program that they offer a money-back guarantee for those dissatisfied with their results.
The sun and the stars serve as constant companions at Hillcrest Event Center, where a 9-hole golf course, a swimming pool, and camping grounds entertain visitors day and night. A breezy par 30, the executive course caters to all experience levels, inviting beginners to take on its short holes while letting seasoned golfers hone their approach shots. After navigating the water hazards, guests can purposely head to the Olympic-sized swimming pool, which ripples at the center of a 3,000-square-foot sundeck where waiters serve poolside food and drinks. Or, dine at The BBQ Pit, home of the Illinois BBQ Fest.
As the sun sets, the crackling glow of fires peppers the campgrounds, illuminating the nylon sides of tents or canvas hulls of mobile RVs. Tent sites include access to the resort's hot showers and restrooms, while the RV facilities' hookups pump water and electricity into mobile homes so residents can bathe in private and use electric carving knives for whittling. When the sun rises, residents can begin their day with a hike on the resort's nature trails.