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Left hotel Mt Vernon Il at 745! Good nitr sleep. Brrr temp 37! Try to get home?? We r 1 hr from st louis (600 mi to home from there). Driving thru IL AND IA! At 315PM turned onto 35 notth! Sign said Mpls 182 miles! Yipee!! Ipod says home appx 700pm! Thatd like 12 hr day ( but we habe ot stopped to eat-just snacks in truck) grrrr! OOPS 11/28/14 got a speed ticket in mail from this day thru Iowa! ...
... platform across the river and the cars always drove on and straight off the ferry.
We found a road leading to the Original Trail of Tears which was a route taken by the Cherokee Indians westward when they were displaced from their lands in the east providing the white settlers with very fertile farming land.
On the banks of the Ohio River we had our lunch. Sky still clear and almost cloudless.
Continued through Kentucky keeping close to the Ohio ...
Arrived early and got our pick of sites. We got this one right on the lake. At dusk, the family of skunks would come out to enjoy the fallen crab apples on the tree in our site. The sunsets were gorgeous! We met Puff the Purple Dragon on the beach! Loved the water tower.
Day 6 back on the road
Salina to Mount Vernon, Illinois was a particularly un-newsworthy day. I looked like we’ve used a little bit of oil – that’s not very exciting and I’m not sure what to think of it. I could also provide the intimate detail of how we load the car each day, but perhaps I’ll save that bore for another time.
So I’m sure you’ve been wondering what we do ...
... the first memorial service In Illinois and one of the first in the nation to honor those who fought and died in the Civil War (1866). A General Logan gave the speech that day and later became commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. Impressed by the memorial service at Woodlawn he signed a general order setting May 30, 1868 as Memorial Day. By 1888 Memorial Day became a legal holiday in 12 northern ...