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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 ...
... River, IL, a small town of 425 mid-west folk and home to Bill and Linda James.
The James live in the RV Resort we stay in while in Florida during the winter. We parked the coach in their driveway and even get to use their electric. After catching up on the news of the day, we take a walk around their array of buildings. Bill has a collection of old or antique cars he has restored. You will see several pictures of a 1911 ...
... we jumped into a taxi. We headed to Millennium Park and walked around it. There was so many awesome things, especially a massive big open stage/ performing centre, water fountains and a statue of Abraham Lincoln. We then checked out Magnificent mile (a mile of shops?!) and we also checked out Water tower plaza. By about 3o'clock we were ready to head "home" (to the RV), and ...
What a difference a day can make.
A new day, with a fresh start. I managed to wake up without hurting myself, which is always good, but harder to do that one might think. You see, the guest room in the Evans' house is a little different than most: the ceiling is only 5' 6" high, and I am 6' 1". Sometimes, it's hard to think clearly first thing in the morning, especially in pitch dark, but I did. I haven't always been so good about remembering not ...
... 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 ...