Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Champaign
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... other state. Pretty neat, right?
In addition to playing games, we have also been collecting dirt from every state that we stop in. We both had seen this cool thing on Pinterest in which you collect dirt from various states/places and then layer it in a mason jar, labeling it layer with the place. So, in my middle console, we have like 15+ bags of dirt, sand, mud (if it was raining when we got it), and clay from all of the states that we ...
... on the park and found out that the park was originally inhabited by native Americans and the village was called Kickapoo.
Europeans came and drove the Indians out. Wells were dug to extract salt from the area and then in the early 20th century extensive strip mining for coal ravaged the land. First the virgin forests were cleared and then came the strip ...
... not imagine being here in the winter, it would be a cold campus. There were a lot of parents and students getting tours. So we listened in and ended up touching the nose of Lincoln for good luck.
We went in to several stores that we don't have in Florida, but didn't end up buying anything.
Tomorrow is on to Utica, Il and Starved Rock State Park and some wonderful hiking in the canyons of the park.
... business. It was very interesting to see and hear how our friends started the business. I know it would be a great place to work!
I have also been able to play some pickleball. I was having withdrawals and the people here are great in welcoming new players. You always meet the nicest people playing pickleball.
Suzanne has ...
... if there was scaffolding there today and harks back to the very beginning as the theatre was built the same year as the road was incorporated - 1926. Gardner is a good example of what the interstates did to many of the Route 66 towns as half the buildings on its Main Street are empty and neglected. Next stop was to eat at the Old Route 66 Family Restaurant in Dwight where I had fried Catfish. Dwight also boasts a restored 1933 gas ...
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