The Starved Rock Inn
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... waiting in line though I just had the worst stomach pains and was just feeling generally unwell so I had to opt out of the museum and go lie down at the hotel. The rest did me good and gave me a chance to catch up with the parentals although I still wasn't feeling amazing. The next day we slept in and then made our way to the bus depot to catch a much less touristy bus (it had no bathroom!) to the colca canyon, specifically the tiny farming town of Cabanaconde. The ...
... way to highway 39/51. Lots of roadworks and the signs were a little confusing and did not include all the highway numbers as they usually do.
Still lots of harvesters at work and the skies were threatening rain. Saw lots of wind turbines too - the most we have seen at any one time. Just about all of the farms are grains - corn and beans, although we have seen one Angus beef stud and another farm which had a picture of a pig on it's sign.
Okay, so I've lost a few days. I know we left Indiana on Tuesday and traveled to Utica, Illinois. But at some point between then and now, I seem to have remained trapped in a time vacuum. I started this blog today and suddenly realized, it's been nearly a week since I last posted anything.
We usually have the week pretty well planned out. Tuesday is travel day, Wednesday we settle ...
Matthiessen State Park is another park close to the the town of Utica. Suzanne and I really enjoyed hiking this area more than the Starved Rock State Park. This park has some neat terrain and some very nice waterfalls. There are trails up top around the canyon or you can hike down in the canyon.We hiked both and you can get up close to the waterfalls by hiking in the canyons. It was a nice 3 to 4 mile hike ...
We left Pine Ridge park at 7:30am. Took 69W to 94W to the 80W bypassing Chicago to Utica, IL. It rained all day as we drove through southwest Michigan. After passing Kalamazoo we noticed that there were a lot of wineries in the area. Paw Paw is a village home to one of Michigian's oldest, largest and most awarded wineries - the St. Julian Winery. It was nearby exit 39 on 94W. We had done a wine tasting at their store in Frankenmuth - loved the sparkling Sangria. We ...
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2643 N Route 178, Utica | Hotelfrom $98
- Loved the waterpark hated the restaurant
- Great Family Trip
- Will definately return