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... with stories of the family history.
Our drive to Galena through the corn fields has many more hills than I expected. We went by the farm and home where Linda grew up. It is sad to see that time and a new owner have not kept the place up. Time marches on.
Galena is the neatest town ever. This the home of Ulysses S. Grant, general for the Union army in the civil war. The town and area remind you of the Gettysburg area in PA. The main ...
... LaSalle, 1931 Pierce Arrow, Package and Buick, a 1923 Buick, 1924 Cunningham racer and 1953 MG. Oh and a 1962 Corvette too. He is working on a 1932 Auburn in his limited spare time.
It’s about dinner time so Bill drives up in the Pierce Arrow and off we go. We head to Warren, IL about 8 miles away and split a dinner and ice cream to top things off. When we get back Bill takes me for a ride in the '52 MG and then the ...
... the road. Traffic was terrible p, so it took an hour to get back, and then we pretty much made our way out of the city and onwards west. We drove until about 8ish and then we stopped at a KOA in a small place called Lena. It was a beautiful little caravan park, with a pool and slide, an awesome playground for Kaya, even with a jumping pillow! :) we pretty much had dinner and ...
... we headed back into town. The next surprise for Alex was I booked us a room at a hotel right on the waterfront of the Mississippi that also included an indoor water park. We splashed, slid and soaked for an hour and a half, before getting a much-needed dinner.
It has been a great day by any measure, but made all the more spectacular in light of the day before. The hug that Alex gave me as we walked off the field after playing catch said it all.
... sculpted into shapes of animals, birds and other objects by ancient Indian tribes. We watched an interesting short film and went for a short hike through the woods up to a bluff above the river where some of the best preserved examples are located. It also gave us great views over the river and we encountered plenty of wildlife such as various types of squirrel and a garter snake which caused some consternation for Donelle. The wildlife hasn't been in ...