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Travel Blogs from Beloit
After an exciting Saturday where I did not complete my packing. As a result I did not start off today until 11:30 am. the border took 5 mins waiting and interview time, the easiest border crossing I have made. Stopped in Beloit WI which is about 3 hrs from the Shrine. I traveled 831 kms todayfinally stopping @ 9:30 pm.- a long day.
We drove into Chicago today. Boy are the highways here confusing!!! They tried to hide it from us, but we found it anyway!
We drove up Lake Shore Drive which is the edge of town right on Lake Michigan. The entire coastline is all park and beach. No homes or businesses! It's like the coastal commission came through here and said "Nope, this area is for everyones enjoyment. No one can build here." ...
Well, all the lazing reading and listening to the critters means we had some chores to get done, so today, that is what we did. House cleaning.
As a reward we got to watch the fire flies again tonight AND we got woken up at 2:30 in the morning by a HUGE thunder and lightening storm! Loved it!
Okay, I have dried dozens of times to attach a video of the fireflies, but it just won't work. If it ever does, I will let you know. Sorry.
We took a drive into Rockford today. May I say...BOO! There was one small stretch of land that had some beautiful houses on a lake, but other than that...everything we saw was broken down, run down, empty and trashed. The "highway" runs right through town but we just couldn't get out of there quite fast enough.
We came back to camp and Mike decided to detail the Jeep a bit. I, on the other hand, just enjoyed the view. I think you can understand why ;-)
... We don't have wifi here so we haven't been bothered with the computer which has been weird, but also really nice. We have been filling our time with playing backgammon and reading books. Mike is running with the dogs and taking and afternoon dip if the beach isn't too busy.
We noticed that the dogs are getting a bit shaggy so...bzzzzzzzzzz. Sucks to be ...