Travel Blogs from Carbondale
Today was a welcome rest day. We now head into the hills of Kentucky. Some of us patronized the local bike shops and checked and adjusted our machines for the hills to come. I visited bike shops, thrift store, the local library and generally cruised around town looking for history. I found history in an old cemetary that is registered on the national historic preservation list. Woodlawn cemetary was the ...
We ventured out of Chester this morning competing for space on the highway for 8 miles with monstrous coal trucks!!! Shortly after reaching Cora, however, we were rewarded with miles of traffic-free riding on the Mississippi River Levee making our way through fields of corn and soy bean. Pure hell on the road followed by some of the most beautiful and peaceful cycling that you could ...
As we've travelled further south the weather has been getting progressively hotter so we decided to just do a short walk in the Pere Marquette State Park before we left rather than a long one. It turned out to be a wise choice as even this got us perspiring profusely, but the views were good from McAdam's Peak. However, we couldn't see the St Louis Arch in the distance as the brochure ...
I think we finally have this camper about ready to go. We've done a lot of work trying to make it feel less like a trailer and more like home.
Lots of paint, removing old furniture, adding paneling. Switched out the queen bed with a twin and a toddler bed, and built a couch/bed contraption for me and Molly where the old air bed sofa was.
It feels really good in here. Now if everything will hold up on the road, we should be fine.
... while another car full of good Samaritans passes us and starts gesturing wildly for us to pull over......
The pins on the starboard coupler had popped and we had been dragging 1/2 the tow bar for a while, the road grinding off a good chunk of the coupler. The minivan was only being held by 1/2 the bar and had been swinging behind the bus.
Moral of the story:
1) check your lynch pins
2) double check the f.n.g
TripAdvisor Reviews Horizon Inn Carbondale
Other places to stay in Carbondale
2300 Reed Station Parkway, Carbondale | 2 star hotelfrom $133
801 East Main Street, Carbondale | 1 star hotelfrom $68
2175 Reed Station Pkwy, Carbondale | 2 star hotelfrom $134
801 North Giant City Road, Carbondale | 1 star hotelfrom $80
1415 E. Main St., Carbondale | 2 star hotelfrom $62
1345 E Main St, Carbondale | 1 star hotelfrom $31
3000 West Main St., Carbondale | Hotelfrom $40
2400 Reed Station Parkway, Carbondale | Hotelfrom $99