Fairgrounds Inn Du Quoin
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Left hotel Mt Vernon Il at 745! Good nitr sleep. Brrr temp 37! Try to get home?? We r 1 hr from st louis (600 mi to home from there). Driving thru IL AND IA! At 315PM turned onto 35 notth! Sign said Mpls 182 miles! Yipee!! Ipod says home appx 700pm! Thatd like 12 hr day ( but we habe ot stopped to eat-just snacks in truck) grrrr! OOPS 11/28/14 got a speed ticket in mail from this day thru Iowa! ...
We think we have solved the riddle of the crops in the field which I called oats. They were beans. We have seen fields with green/yellowing leaved plants which we knew were beans but the brown stalked plants had us beaten. Today we could stop and look closely - they were beans ready for harvesting. There are obviously different varieties planted as some are quite a golden colour while others are a straw brown.
Tomorrow, we head for St Louis and north or north east.
Arrived early and got our pick of sites. We got this one right on the lake. At dusk, the family of skunks would come out to enjoy the fallen crab apples on the tree in our site. The sunsets were gorgeous! We met Puff the Purple Dragon on the beach! Loved the water tower.
Between the entertainment, occasional radio or podcasts, chatting more than we ever do otherwise, the long days of driving have mostly been quite an enjoyable marathon. It gets more difficult the closer we get to home, but all-n-all Harry has been very enjoyable listening. We can't thank Aunt Diane enough for the wonderful gift of wizards, dragons, good guys, bad guys and the indomitable Professor Albus Dumbledore.
... the first memorial service In Illinois and one of the first in the nation to honor those who fought and died in the Civil War (1866). A General Logan gave the speech that day and later became commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. Impressed by the memorial service at Woodlawn he signed a general order setting May 30, 1868 as Memorial Day. By 1888 Memorial Day became a legal holiday in 12 northern ...