Illini Union Hotel
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... in along the way. I’m always the one getting the dirt, and I make Evie pull up to it so the car blocks me from other people. Talk about awkward if I were to get caught. "Oh, I’m just scooping up some dirt into this sandwich bag. NBD." Or imagine explaining that to a cop. “Ma’am, why do you have so many bags of irt in your car?” We even have a gardening shovel to scoop it up with.
We had lunch in ...
This was a very different kind of park. First of all it is huge-over 2,800 acres. Again, we were very glad to have our scooter instead of our bikes. It is heavily wooded which made it nice but what immediately struck us as odd were all the large ponds/lakes that were completely stagnant. No swimming allowed anywhere in the park. There was an eerie feeling to it. We googled ...
... 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.
... a class at the YMCA. This is the nicest YMCA we have ever seen and was loaded with people and families!!
We have been on the road 3 weeks today and are looking forward to moving on to Starved Rock State Park and getting some hiking in.
Hope all our friends are staying well and enjoying life. Always remember LIFE is GOOD!!
... 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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