Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Vandalia
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... a spot.
We left at about 7:00 am. It was cloudy and raining a bit, but it eventually cleared up. We were a little weary this morning after a busy day yesterday and even our dog seemed to be worn out.
Once again, I left home with a garden full of vegetables that we won’t eat. We downsized our garden this year to 2 tomato plants, 2 zucchini plants and some beans. We did enjoy some zucchini and beans, but most of the tomatoes were ...
... of frontier country
in those days. The area has a few Lincoln sights from that era, including the
Old State House in Vandalia, the third state capitol building in Illinois and
the one in which Lincoln served as a state legislator. It is now an interesting
historical site with rooms restored to the era when it housed most state
government offices as well as the legislative chambers.
In many parts of the U.S. the most ...
... to find out their execution was to be postponed until tomorrow morning. Mark may have been kidding us about having to watching them being despatched.
We take a scenic ride back to the farm, via a hardware shop that has been in the same family for 103 years, now fronted up by a very likeable and helpful young woman- granddaughter of the founder of the business.
The day had been hot- 93F at the ...
... there didn’t seem to be any local diners or restaurants (though we found a café later on, of course) so we ate at Subway, stopped by an auto parts store to buy an oil filter for the RV and then walked home.
Pre-circus John and Clara were all about going to thrift and resale stores, eating out, and visiting bookstores on a very regular basis. We have missed doing this a lot and having the chance to do it today made us feel like us again, ...
... on the road and ready to roll.
Once I got past Kansas City the scenery got a bit more interesting. It was a little bit hilly and there were tall trees that were showing the blush of autumn which was very scenic and a welcome change. The trees and also provided some wind block which was nice too. I got settled in and the miles melted ...