The Grand Hotel & Conference Center
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... no luck. Off we go! But first Tami made me aware of a cigar shop across the street where I bought a lighter to replace the one the effing TSA confiscated on the way here. Off we go! Well for a couple miles maybe, there was a visitor center we had to stop at. I believe our previous delays was divine intervention because when we pulled in to the visitor center... there was a Schwan's ice cream truck! We were fortunate he did indeed have a half gallon ...
... on the walking trails
but lots of wildlife and birds and a chance to have a campfire again.
During the night the NWS was sending alerts to my phone warning of flash flooding and the Illinois and Sangammon rivers over flowing. It was a violent storm and I will have to cross the Sangammon tomorrow morning and hope to camp near the Illinois River tomorrow.
The Peoria Riverfront museum was well worth the trip into Peoria. I went to see the Jacquin exhibit on Outsider Art. Outsider Art is Art produced by artists without formal training, especially by ones who work in an idiosyncratic style and are relatively isolated from mainstream artistic trends. It often takes on the look of art created with a child like hand to art.
Drove from Sturgis, through Nebraska, Iowa, into Illinois. Then on to the Indianapolis GP RV Park, Indiana, for 4 nights. Short walk to the track.
Watched practice day of the MotoGP on Friday 16th Sept, from 10am to 4pm. Super day!
Saturday, and another day at the track to watch practice and qualifying. Good stuff!
Sunday, yay it's raceday. Got to track at 10.30pm, home at 5pm. Magic day!! Great to watch Marquez have another ...
... other than paint on a canvas. But one of the photos had a picture of a mans eye but it wasn’t just any eye the man in the photo had a rare Japanese dragon on it. It wasn’t as much as the dragon it was the clarity of the picture and the contrast of the lighting. It was awesome a red and black dragon with yellows and oranges. Another piece I noticed was the "Zippered Toilet Seat". This particular piece is very odd, it was an actual toilet seat wrapped completely ...