Hampton Inn Ottawa Starved Rock Area
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... from the other direction on a normal tour. Here they had hot showers and a bucket and clothes line to wash n dry our clothes. While we waited for lunch I showered & did my first load of laundry...by hand!
Tourists slowly trickled in and lunch was served. Delicious & totally worth passing up the Oasis. Looking at the steep climb to get out of the canyon & ...
... to a few setbacks. We're all on a learning curve with driving and travelling in the RV. It took a while for Rosie to settle down and her nerves caused one little accident. Chuck and Jeff both bumped their mirrors at toll booths in Indiana so we had to stop for that. Making sandwiches is fun when you feel like you're surfing in your kitchen! Lots of new experiences!
We ended up about a half-hour ...
... 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 ...