Days Inn Oglesby/Starved Rock
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Travel Blogs from Oglesby
... really enjoyed this beautiful day.
We have been lucky with the weather as the last 2 days were to have rain but as usual the weatherman was wrong. Tomorrow is our last day here and we are going walk around the old town of Utica and do some shopping. We have found a great ice cream shop and have visited it twice. I had a Boston shake today, a milkshake with a hot fudge sundae on top . Boy was it good!!
... rise to the name "Starved Rock."
We hiked over 5 miles on Monday and really enjoyed our time out in the canyons. It was the first time Suzanne and I had hiked that far in a while and were both a little tired. But it is really nice to get out in nature!!
The campground is nice with a lot of campers stopping over just for the night. They don't know what they are missing by not taking the time to see the state parks in the area.
Odometer reading 165 miles Well it was a pretty good day all in all when you consider what happened to a couple from the Netherlands who were in front of us to pick up their RV; more about that in a minute. Spent the night at the Rodeway hotel and got a ride to Cruise America which was minutes from the hotel. Got in line to complete our paperwork and drive off with our RV. Began talking to the couple in line before us. They had flown ...
... that cuts through the town was closed for construction, so we couldn't get to the park on the other side of town without traveling about 20 miles out of the way. How do people live like that?
So back on the eastward road toward the Mississippi River. There were several routes we could take, but we decided on a route that would take us on some of the road marked as scenic routes on the Iowa map. We quickly ...
... Cabanaconde, a couple of
hours further. These are Reyna,
Andalucia and Milagro. Andalucia had a
bus leaving at 1pm so we settled in for a few hours at the station. You can also get an agency to book you on a
tourist bus leaving from the main square but these are 3 times the price. Cabanaconde is the place where all treks into
the canyon start from and you don't need a guide. The hostel that we had emailed, Pachamama
promised to check our ...