Eastland Suites Hotel & Conference Center of Champaign-Urbana
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... the phone. There are also cards that make you prompt people in other cars, such as getting someone to wave at you or acknowledge you in some way. We haven’t really been doing many of those because we’re both too awkward for that. It’s a fun game; I really recommend it. We’ve also been crossing off all of the license plates that we see on the road; the only one we haven’t crossed off yet is Vermont! We have seen ...
... on the park and found out that the park was originally inhabited by native Americans and the village was called Kickapoo.
Europeans came and drove the Indians out. Wells were dug to extract salt from the area and then in the early 20th century extensive strip mining for coal ravaged the land. First the virgin forests were cleared and then came the strip ...
... not imagine being here in the winter, it would be a cold campus. There were a lot of parents and students getting tours. So we listened in and ended up touching the nose of Lincoln for good luck.
We went in to several stores that we don't have in Florida, but didn't end up buying anything.
Tomorrow is on to Utica, Il and Starved Rock State Park and some wonderful hiking in the canyons of the park.
We ended up moving on to Champaign, Il since the weather was pretty bad. The campground we were heading to called us twice, saying we have a lot of mud. So we missed an area that had a few things for us to see but Champaign is a nice place and our campground is really nice.
While visiting here we were able to take a tour of our ...
... on the way in. Luckily, the road my hotel was on, Grand Avenue, runs all the way to downtown. Once I got close I turned to the south and crossed Washington, Madison, Monroe and Adams to get to Jackson Boulevard where 66 ends and was its original start point before it was turned into a one way street. I followed Jackson to Lake Shore Drive before executing a nifty loop around Van Buren and Roosevelt before heading for the modern day ...
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