The Starved Rock Inn
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... really enjoyed this beautiful day.
We have been lucky with the weather as the last 2 days were to have rain but as usual the weatherman was wrong. Tomorrow is our last day here and we are going walk around the old town of Utica and do some shopping. We have found a great ice cream shop and have visited it twice. I had a Boston shake today, a milkshake with a hot fudge sundae on top . Boy was it good!!
... rise to the name "Starved Rock."
We hiked over 5 miles on Monday and really enjoyed our time out in the canyons. It was the first time Suzanne and I had hiked that far in a while and were both a little tired. But it is really nice to get out in nature!!
The campground is nice with a lot of campers stopping over just for the night. They don't know what they are missing by not taking the time to see the state parks in the area.
... the Netherlands (we noticed couples from Germany, another from Holland and Brits). It turned out the couple from the Netherlands couldn't rent their vehicle. They had a wrong combination of driver's licences and credit cards between them which made it impossible for the company to rent to them. Poor guys, totally felt for them as we drove off. They were being asked to come up with $1500 to cover off the rental to go through with ...
Headed off by 6am and enjoyed the first couple of hours, not
as hard as everyone made out but then things worsened – the path got steeper,
rockier, with more big steps and the top looked quite close but I seemed to get
no closer – very demoralising and made me wish I had accepted the passing muleteer’s
offer of 30s for the 2 hours to the top.
There was pretty ...
... by the temple to get a picture looking out at the Mississippi with the sun behind us, then drove through town looking for someplace that sells Nauvoo post cards. I guess nothing in town opens before 9:00 AM because we couldn't find anyplace that had any for sale. So no one should expect a post card from Nauvoo. Sorry!
So anyway, today was ...
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2643 N Route 178, Utica | Hotelfrom $98
- Loved the waterpark hated the restaurant
- Great Family Trip
- Will definately return