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... afternoon ending with a delicious steak dinner cooked by Bill accompanied by corn on the cob we brought with us from Jarrettsville. It was difficult to say goodbye since our chances to get together are few.
Since I didn't have many pictures from today's travels, I put on a few of inside our home on wheels.
... golf carts that they ride up to the Dairy Queen and down one block to the river to eat their soft serve with a view. I guess this river is used for shipping and receiving as well as fishing and recreation. A giant boat pushing a dozen or more cargo units passed a couple times. I've never seen one of these, and to me it resembled a train but for water travel. It was interesting. When it got dark, the boat shined a giant extremely bright spotlight on the water ...
... followed 39 all the way into Illinois into La Salle, IL.
The trip was bumpy and long, with many corn-fusing roads and much corn. We got stuck in a traffic jam for about a half hour in Illinois because some idiots at a construction company decided to do work under an overpass during lunchtime rush-hour. It did, however, give me plenty of opportunities to get lots of ...
... feet, we were only allowed to tour the first three floors and the exercise room.
The mansion was built in 1874 for Hegeler, his wife, Camilla and their children, which ended up numbering ten, two boys and eight girls. Hegeler was a partner in the Matthiesson-Hegeler Zinc Company, the largest producer of zinc at that time. He also started the Open Court Publishing Company, which is ...
... the rest of our stay here in Utica, Illinois will be like. I'd like to take a ride into LaSalle to see the Hegeler Caruso Mansion,
Completed in 1876 for the family of Edward Hegeler, the mansion has remained in the family until the last family member, 99 year old Alwin Caruso, died in 2004. I love old houses and their history. Should be fun.
Bye for now and stay well.