Country Inn & Suites Bloomington-Normal West
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OK, happy followers of Sue-Being.....I am heading out again. Adding some dots on the map across the water! I leave next Wednesday for Italy. Flight leave Chicago O'Hare around 5ish pm. Get to Rome around 9ish am 8/28. These dates were planned so that I arrived in Italy on my brother Frank's birthday. He would have been 64.
Once I get to Rome, I am heading directly ...
After 450 miles south, we head east skirting he big city areas and rolling thru the countryside. This post is in between campsites to alert you to a (planned) direction change.
Stopping for lunch at a large rest area east of Bloomington, Illinois, we admire the vast fields and ominous clouds of an impending weather front moving in from the southeast.
So today we left Normal around 11:00 with a six-hour drive ahead of us to Nashville. The drive was pretty uneventful until... About a half hour from Nashville rain began. Very gently at first and then it became torrential. It reminded me of the monsoon rains we get in Cambodia. We had reservations at a Rodeway Inn and Siri gave ...
... up and mile back that the exhibits are spread over. My final destination for the day was Bloomington where I left the route on Friday. I ate at the Lucca Grill which was founded in 1936 by the Baldini brothers who named it after their home town in Italy. I had fried ravioli followed by the A La Baldini pizza which has sausage, pepperoni, ham, onions, mushroom, green peppers and pepperoncini on a very thin crust - it was fantastic. Temperature today peaked at ...
... and has a walking/running/riding trail meandering through it, along with a lot of very fat squirrels. Very beautiful. The gates are former White House gates and you can tell.
The property was originally purchased by Hayes' Uncle, Sardis Birchard in 1846. Sardis named it Spiegel Grove because of the reflecting pools which collected on the property after a rain. The German word for mirror is "spiegel." The Hayes family ...