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We had two friends leave the show yesterday under sad circumstances and the weight of that and the last 7 months is burdening me. I've heard from so many people that the last two months of the season are usually the hardest to get through and they weren't lying. We have our good moments (like two fantastic crowds a couple of days ago who made me feel like I could do this forever) and that's what gets us through.
I guess what I'm trying to say is I truthfully have no ...
... to the nation of Oceania while reading 1984. I also plan to travel to an unspecified island while reading Lord of the Flies. On my next trip I'm traveling to a utopia island while reading Island by Aldoush Huxley. On my final trip I will again be traveling to a utopia society while reading The Giver by Lois Lowry.
I may need to do a little research before reading 1984.
I am ready for my trip!
... French settlers moved west to Missouri (St. Genevieve and St. Louis) but many stayed put. Although British soldiers were posted in Illinois (Fort Dearborn), few settlers arrived as the Crown reserved the territory for native Americans (west of Appalachia). After the Revolution George Rogers Clark tried to claim Illinois County for Virginia (1778), but was persuaded to cede it to the nascent United States in 1783. It then became part of ...
... moved to Ottawa and employed hundreds of women to paint watch dials with luminous Luna (radium) paint.
We left a different way over the tracks (Ottawa Avenue) and back on the other side of the river. We watched one of their massive freight trains go past. Then up a slow wooded hill and back towards the park.
As we came back we saw signs (just before the bridge) advertising Starved Rock marina so we drove down. The marina was open, but ...
... along the river. It was a lovely walk along the river, looking back to Lovers Leap and the dam, then we branched inland along the large stream to Council Overhang (where I imagined the native Americans holding their councils or smoking peace pipes- probably not true but felt real). It was a hollowed out rock chamber on a sloping bed of sand and looked like it would be a good shelter for a reasonable size group. Then along to Ottawa ...
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