Hampton Inn Ottawa Starved Rock Area
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... the anchor line disappeared under the boat. Tom yells, "where's the anchor?" a moment before we hear a thump and the engine cuts out. Turns out the trip line got wound around the prop. For the second time today, Tom dons his wetsuit. Fortunately, it was a relatively simple (albeit cold) matter to disengage the line from the prop. A quick check and yes the engine and prop are still functioning and we are good to go....undoubtedly more stories to come...
... Mound is the largest North American pre-Columbian structure. The Mississippian Culture vanished c1500 AD, possibly due to dwindling resources and a period of inter-tribal warfare followed (the earliest Spanish explorers did meet Mississippians in the Carolinas area, but they were long gone in Illinois by the time Europeans arrived, even though it appears to have been an area of strength. The area was subsequently occupied by the ...
... style. It became and remains one of the most expensive and ornate villas in the area. We popped inside for a look but there was still a lot of restoration going on, so it was less interesting than we thought.
A note on Ottawa:
Ottawa (LaSalle County) was a charming medium sized typical Illinois town. It is where the smaller Fox River meets the Illinois River. Its name means “trade” in Algonquin (adawe) as spoken by the ...
After a long lunch we headed back to the park for an afternoon walk around Hidden Canyon. Owl Canyon, Hidden Canyon, Hennepin Overlook & Canyon, Council Overhang, Ottawa Canyon, return & branch to Kaskaskia Canyon, then return.
We parked half way along the river. It was a lovely walk along the river, looking back to Lovers Leap and the dam, then we branched inland along the ...
... the Starved Rock section and many islands, as it is quite slow here. Starved Rock is geologically a sandstone butte, hence the numerous canyons, waterfalls, small rivers etc. It is, uniquely in an otherwise flat area, covered with valleys and hills, which were caused by a catastrophic flood around 18-14,000 years ago, The Kankakee Torrent. This was probably caused by a huge breach of a glacial river, which ripped through this area, carving out its ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking