Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Effingham
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... to ripen. So our neighbors will enjoy them while we are gone. I have to remember not to do this next year.
Mike and John thought we should have walkie-talkies for the trip and Karen and I wondered why cell phones weren’t good enough, but they had fun with them for a while. We heard a lot of “over and out” and “good buddy” lingo. They really only work well when we are within a mile of each other so they ...
... to search for the grave of Thomas Lincoln, Abe’s
father. My old jalopy had been acting up again with the air conditioning not
working for a few days and an occasional squeaking sound from a belt (nothing
particularly unusual). Starting the car at the cemetery there was a sharp
screeching sound, smoke coming out from under the hood, and then a loud pop as
the steering belt snapped.
Great, stranded in the middle ...
... on the road and ready to roll.
Once I got past Kansas City the scenery got a bit more interesting. It was a little bit hilly and there were tall trees that were showing the blush of autumn which was very scenic and a welcome change. The trees and also provided some wind block which was nice too. I got settled in and the miles melted ...
Hi everyone. Well, we are on our way west. We left Michigan yesterday and made it to Effingham, Illinois before we stopped for the night. Across from the hotel was a local steakhouse that came highly recommended by the hotel clerk. The prices were very reasonable and the food - well, let's just say we got what we paid for. Jeff has me spoiled with his cooking. Today, we stopped in Highland, Illinois to try the foot high pie at Blue Springs Cafe. ...
... me and I couldn't help but think of Neil Young's song "Unknown Legend": "Somewhere on a desert highway She rides a Harley-Davidson Her long blonde hair flyin' in the wind She's been runnin' half her life The chrome and steel she rides Collidin' with the very air she breathes The air she breathes. " Our goal was to reach Vandalia before nightfall, which we did. Check out attached photographs and video. Approximately 900 miles to go until we're home. 275 +/- ...