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 - ...
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We are in the Central Standard time zone and got up
early today. Bill had a doctor’s appointment this morning so we are heading to Galena, IL for a look see with Linda after breakfast. Linda prepared a great breakfast for us and we are now ready to go.
Bill and Linda grew up in Apple River and know everything about everything about the area. We ...
... River, IL, a small town of 425 midwest 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 ...
... Crazy Horse and Mount Rushmore monuments.
We talked a little more about the history of the monuments, as well as the people and historical significance behind them. Since Alex hasn't had US history yet, he doesn't have the context of the US's treatment of the natives under Manifest Destiny.
As we stopped talking about US history, we tuned up XM Radio's Radio Classics. What we got was ironic - first an episode of 'Ft. ...
... on our trip, apart from what I've mentioned already we've also encountered many deer. We were following the river again from there, to our next stop at Davenport and the National Mississipi River Museum and Aquarium. The drive into town was disconcerting with numerous pawn brokers, strip clubs and tattoo parlours in quite a run down neighbourhood. But the museum and aquarium were good even though we didn't have much time. Luckily we beat the storms in ...