Econo Lodge

510 E. Etna Rd., Ottawa, Illinois, 61350, United States | 2 star hotel
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Hitting the ground running....

A travel blog entry by sv-hawkswood


... It wouldn't budge. The tricky thing here was that we really needed to use some mechanical advantage from the rigging on our boat but at the same time couldn't risk bringing the boat any closer towards the shallows. In the 50 degree day (and water not much warmer), Tom reluctantly donned a wet suit and hopped in. It was nearly noon when he finally managed to pry it loose.

The story continues....

We opted not to leave today since we ...


A travel blog entry by chaletaria

... lovely Yankee candles too in another shop. As we wandered I found a Sephora and got some dark nail varnish I wanted. Then we had a quick sandwich and drink in a diner style cafe on the top floor before driving back to the airport.

History of Illinois

1. Pre-European

A succession of Native American cultures lived along the fertile lakes for thousands of years. The first "culture" is called The Old Copper Complex, with ...

Radium City; Underground Railroad

A travel blog entry by chaletaria


... but unnamed red brick building.

To the left were the Episcopal church (middle) and St. Columba just on (right). Just a short way past we entered Washington Square where we were able to find a parking space. We went to have a picnic lunch in the pleasant square by the central statue and fountain. It was cool under the trees. After our buns we walked across to the other side of the park (LaSalle St) to look at all the wonderful murals ...


A travel blog entry by chaletaria


... offered to release them from any claims if we could at least trot- still no deal). The young guide was lovely and quite informative on the local area. We had already seen some large floating balls in the river and saw them again in the creeks as we walked around so we asked about them. Surprisingly they turned out to be from the Osage orange (not related to citrus family) aka Hedge-apple or Horse-apple, which was a really successful ...

Starved Rock

A travel blog entry by chaletaria


... hollowed out bread roll!)

We sauntered along the lodge, looking in their gift shop (decided not to buy the wolf fleece), sitting on the balcony with a drink overlooking French Canyon, until we were rested enough to do an afternoon trail along the river (Eagle Point, Beehive Point, Sandstone Point) and back. We got back in the beautiful sunshine so we decided to sit under the gorgeous trees round the back on the sun loungers with tea. Then ...

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This 2 star hotel is located on 510 E. Etna Rd., Ottawa.
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