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Matthiessen State Park is another park close to the the town of Utica. Suzanne and I really enjoyed hiking this area more than the Starved Rock State Park. This park has some neat terrain and some very nice waterfalls. There are trails up top around the canyon or you can hike down in the canyon.We hiked both and you can get up close to the waterfalls by hiking in the canyons. It was a nice 3 to 4 mile hike ...
Sunday we made it to Utica, Il and we are staying here for 4 days. Starved Rock State Park is close by and has numerous canyons with LaSalle having the nicest waterfall. .Starved Rock got it's name from a legend of one tribe killing a leader of another and when they went to avenge his death, the tribe that had killed the leader sought refuge atop a 125 foot sandstone butte. Well they got surrounded and couldn't get down and starved to ...
... t believe it either. Just decided to not dwell on that aspect and was grateful for celebrating another healthy year. And the kids were so excited to get to celebrate with me. They all made me home made cards and I got lots of hugs.
I did all the cooking for the Thanksgiving dinner, with a lot of help from Mia. Everything turned out so well. For the first time, I brined the turkey and it ...
... br> Good thing I bought that bread, because that is what kept me going until about 3 am. I kept noticing restaurants after I had passed the exit, so I just kept trucking on down the freeway.
Right after I crossed into Missouri, I found an open truck stop, had some breakfast, drove on a few miles and stopped at a rest stop around 3:30 am. That was my camping spot for a few hours. Slept in my car, ...
... father's side; Jean Wooden and Gwen Gonnam. Jean still lives at home while Gwen has moved to a very new Assisted Living Center in Morris, Ill. We had a great visit in the morning, took Jean to lunch at Weits Cafe in downtown Morris, visited Evergreen Cemetery, and toured the countryside. Unbridled nostalgia! Nice weather today but by Thursday it is supposed to be 103.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed