The Starved Rock Inn
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Lots has been going on. I started out with a canoe trip last Saturday on the Illinois river in northeast Oklahoma with Michelle. There were canoes and rafts everywhere at the start, but spread out a little bit as the day went on. The water was comfortable and it was relatively cool out, low 80s. Nice enough to do one jump off the rocks into the …
... Idris is driving now. It was really nice to see him again and before we took off, we left him a circus pass for the Marseilles show. I hope he and his family are able to go…
After a quick grocery shopping excursion and a stop off at a thrift store, we drove to Washburn, IL for the night. We’re staying out side of a school bus barn and visiting three schools tomorrow. Slowly heading south now…I can’t believe the season is coming to an end!
... VERY glad Becky's okay!
Before we took off from the lot, Al waved us down to see if we had jumper cables...we do and he needed them. We got his engine running again and wished him well. It's really nice to be a part of a community that looks out for each other as we all travel around the country.
We're back at the Panera for their free wi-fi and then we're off to Channahon. It was a wonderful weekend and it's always a bit sad leaving the show behind. Today is ...
Mendota's fair starts today, but we were not allowed to publicize the circus at the fair, so we stuck to the downtown area again, hoping to catch a few businesses that were closed yesterday. We stopped in a really cool antique shop with a friendly store dog and owners who were more than happy to advertise the show. At a thrift store, we ended up garnering a small audience of people who wanted to hear all about the circus and get free ...
... then getting all of our necessities up into our hotel room, it felt like a VACATION to walk around a town telling everyone we met about a circus.
It was a high of 94 degrees today (and the Weather Channel told us it would feel like 100 degrees), so we donned our KMC shirts and hit up every single open business in the downtown Mendota area we could get into (or that was appropriate to leave kids tickets/flyers in...for example, we skipped the bars) ...
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2643 N Route 178, Utica | Hotelfrom $149
- Loved the waterpark hated the restaurant
- Great Family Trip
- Will definately return