Country Inn By Carlson, Platteville
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Took the road less travelled for our first day. Headed west on the I-290 W or Dwight Eisenhower Expressway for a bit before it was the US20 W. When we could we were off onto the IL 72W which was a much smaller road with much less traffic that went through suburbs and small towns.
Bought supplies for lunch in Addison - spent a whole $2.60 to get bread rolls, ham and a tomato. Back to our lunch of travels past - ...
... are all unique and the shops are as varied. One shop, Galena General Store has more hot sauces than I've ever seen in one place. I know Dick Wilson and Dave Millross would have been in "Hot Sauce" heaven.
The town sits near a river and the entrance has flood gates as that river can overflow. Just a unique place. You will enjoy the pictures soon. This would be a great road trip destination for us motor home junkies.
After lunch at Culvers ...
... LaSalle, 1931 Pierce Arrow, Package and Buick, a 1923 Buick, 1924 Cunningham racer and 1953 MG. Oh and a 1962 Corvette too. He is working on a 1932 Auburn in his limited spare time.
It’s about dinner time so Bill drives up in the Pierce Arrow and off we go. We head to Warren, IL about 8 miles away and split a dinner and ice cream to top things off. When we get back Bill takes me for a ride in the '52 MG and then the ...
... us. We finally found a small hole to descend through, right when I was about to file an IFR flight plan and shoot an instrument approach. Dropping below the clouds, we could see countless miles of green farmland, mostly corn and wheat. With the strong wind blowing out of the northwest at 20 to 30 knots, we could clearly see "waves" on the fields of grain that looked more like an endless green ocean, stretching from horizon to horizon.
... and even managed to experience our first small town diner for the lack of a better option. Our accommodation for the night was another historic B&B with a chatty owner, but on a much grander scale. This one had about 12 rooms, including one in the tower accessed by a narrow spiral staircase, which we got upgraded too. Not the greatest place considering Donelle's vertigo and the severe storms, but it was good even with the warnings interrupting our TV ...