Red Roof Inn Champaign
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... were there first.
The last two days of the trip are pretty much driving with food stops. We had two 6-hour stretches and then a 2-hour stretch. To pass the time, we have still been listening to some audiobooks, but we’ve also been playing a game called Rubberneckers. It’s basically I-Spy for the car. We have to find everything from cars being pulled over to specific billboards to finding other people in their car singing or ...
... on the park and found out that the park was originally inhabited by native Americans and the village was called Kickapoo.
Europeans came and drove the Indians out. Wells were dug to extract salt from the area and then in the early 20th century extensive strip mining for coal ravaged the land. First the virgin forests were cleared and then came the strip ...
... 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!!
... Route 66 - Adams. No prize for guessing the street naming pattern. The route took me out on Ogden Avenue almost arrow straight before turning on to Joliet Road which wound it's way through Lyons, McCook and Indian Head Park before I took a short break. 66 has been completely replaced by I-55 for a short stretch before the old road is rejoined running into Joliet where the Blues Brothers greet you. The front of the Rialto Theater is ...
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