Fairfield Inn & Suites Ottawa Starved Rock Area
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... the wind pushes you away from the truck. It is fun when it is windy and there is about 12-15 mph wind gust today.
Stopping for lunch at a rest stop we see a motor home we have been with since Cheyenne, WY. That couple is returned home to New Jersey. The have a 2011 34 foot Monaco Monarch, a sister coach to ours.
Just East of Davenport, IA we cross the Mississippi for the second time. Finally we are in Ilinois and make our last KOA stop in LaSalle/Peru, IL.
We had two friends leave the show yesterday under sad circumstances and the weight of that and the last 7 months is burdening me. I've heard from so many people that the last two months of the season are usually the hardest to get through and they weren't lying. We have our good moments (like two fantastic crowds a couple of days ago who made me feel like I could do this forever) and that's what gets us through.
I guess what I'm trying to say is I truthfully have no ...
No, we didn't forget about Friday. We'd LIKE to forget about Friday, though, so we're not going to write about it, except to say that we drove from Durbin, West Virginia, to Shepherdsville, Kentucky, some of the time in the pouring rain. We didn't stop to see any attractions on the way, although we passed a sign advertising the Wild Turkey distillery. I was a little surprised that Walt didn't want to stop. Once in Shepherdsville, we had an amazing dinner at ...
... for a short run in the woods along a historic stagecoach road that parallels the old Illinois/Michigan canal.
The third through fifth night we anchored between Sheehan Island and Buffalo Rock State Park. It is gorgeous here, especially with all the fall colors! We spent one morning exploring Buffalo Rock with its vertical cliffs, two resident buffalo ...
... long shoreline, which is now the city of Chicago. Pope had already envisaged a canal project to link the Great Lakes with the Mississippi. And so, in 1818, Illinois became the 21st state of America. In 1819 the capital was moved to Vandalia, where it remained until 1837, when state legislators representing Sangamon County under Abraham Lincoln succeeded in moving the capital to their town, Springfield, where it remains to this day ...