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 …
... Campground in Utica, Illinois. The camp fees are $19 a night (using the 50% discount from Passport USA). We spent the early evening unpacking and storing things. Will take a bit to get ourselves organized, but so far, this is looking good! Don't tell Randy but his RV lifestyle might have been a good idea. We're sitting in the RV eating cheese, crackers, salami, almonds, grapes and wine. Nice easy ending to the first day in the ...
... pretty wildflowers and
birdlife, including woodpeckers and two tone green parakeets, plus amazing
views to give me an excuse for a rest.
Stuck to my guns and suffered for it, not arriving until
about 10am after 4 hours constant climbing – certainly felt like the 2nd
deepest canyon in the world at that point and was devastated to find it was
still another ½ hour ...
After work on Friday, we drove back to Mendota (where we broke down a couple of weeks ago) to join up with the show for the weekend. As always, it was everything we needed...
- Late night pizza run with Steve, Shelby, Radar, Elisa, and Pete to a local pizza place in downtown Mendota. We all ordered "dough nuggets", which turned out to be cheesy bread, but still delicious!
- Saturday was busy:
John met with Steve and Ryan for a good ...
... in the back and slept as I could not stand Sarge giving orders....watch out for this and that!!! Tomorrow will be better. We found the world's largest truck stop today in Iowa!!!! Not sure what's in Iowa except for truck stops and corn fields. We stopped for photo shoots at the Jolly Green Giant Statue. It was very cool...no one was around supposed to have a ...
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2643 N Route 178, Utica | Hotelfrom $98
- Loved the waterpark hated the restaurant
- Great Family Trip
- Will definately return