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I started this journey from home at 10:15 am, being picked up by the Act II shuttle. After picking up another traveler, we headed for O'Hare airport, arriving about 2:30 pm. That trip and check-in were uneventful. Since my flight wasn't scheduled to leave until 6:20, I walked the concourses for a while, had a snack, then ...
... the years.
We've turned back across the Mississippi to Hampton, Illinois to spend the night at a delightful county-supported recreational facility. With our senior discount, we paid $16 for the pleasure of watching the river flow by our front door. The 'water is wide, I cannot cross over'...but we will take a bridge over the muddy waters tomorrow for our first stop at the Herbert Hoover presidential library.
We got up in the morning and were hooked up to wifi for the first time! While it was great to get connected, it was kind of cool being cut off from the world for a while:). We updated the blog, got our new phone working (my mom has the number should anyone need it) and got ready for the day.
We had a day off from driving and decided to take Carson somewhere fun. There is a new place in Davenport called the Putnam Center and ...
... it meant that we somehow resembled terrorists and were told to pull to a secondary checkpoint where a nice young guard simply scanned our vehicle and sent us on our way. No complete search (thank God, because we didn’t know how we were going to fit everything back in)!
We hit the Welcome Centre just as it was closing and as we were behind schedule, we decided to stay in mid Michigan at a place called Metamora-Hadley State Park 45 minutes from the border. ...
... There is a museum that highlights the history of the island and is the second oldest U.S. Army museum.
We had another view of the Mississippi River and the locks from the Rock Island side. It sure is a big river!
We found an interesting restaurant for dinner that reminded us of home and Lexington so we just had to eat there. It was called "Mama Compton’s"! Isn’t that special? We thought so! Oh, and the food was ...
Other places to stay in Rock Island
1505 19th Ave., Rock Island | B&Bfrom $50