Travel Blogs from Effingham
... 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 ...
Hi everyone. Well, we are on our way west. We left Michigan yesterday and made it to Effingham, Illinois before we stopped for the night. Across from the hotel was a local steakhouse that came highly recommended by the hotel clerk. The prices were very reasonable and the food - well, let's just say we got what we paid for. Jeff has me spoiled with his cooking. Today, we stopped in Highland, Illinois to try the foot high pie at Blue Springs Cafe. ...
... is a derelict industrial zone we finally found the Arch parking deck. The Arch is very impressive. The National Park Service runs a museum below the Arch Plaza. The museum traces the settlement of the West Starting with the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The museum's gallery is circular. There are date timelines across the ceiling. On the walls they have key facts concerning the evolution of western expansion and US history, including but not limited ...
I saw a sign off the highway and followed it on a whim. I'm glad that I did.
The Log Cabin and surrounding buildings were really cool. There were a bunch of people walking around and doing work in costume. There were some women cooking a meal, and people tending the garden. They were using period tools, and it was kind of cool. Puppy liked it a lot. ...
... I'm excited to think that the next entry might be logging 1000 miles.
Greenup Illinois is a small community in rural Illinois. It is home of Abe Bowman, Pitcher for the Cleveland Indians in 1914-1915 with a record of 2-8 and 4.74 era. It is also the home of Cy Warman, author from the late 19th century who became famous after writing about his train trip from NYC to Chicago in 1892 and then went on to write a series of railroading stories as well as popular songs.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking