Travel Blogs from Gilman
What a day....picked up bike and rode to Dwight, seeing lots of Route 66 memorabilia on the way. Freezing cold....but will change the further west we get. Thanks to everyone for birthday wishes, except Frank who had to remind me to get Saga insurance! Just short of ...
... off briefly in Kankakee, IL to find a thrift store, but quickly found out that it was in a very run-down, very "windows boarded up with more empty storefronts/houses and even a convention center than occupied buildings" sort of area, so we made our way back to the highway and arrived in Beecher by 6pm. We’re parked outside of the public works building in the country…very nice and private and ...
... sheep, I guess purchased at the market.
It must be the
onion season because we passed several camels being loaded up with
onions and then move the onions a kilometre or so down the road, I guess
though being moved to a collection point because we saw a large truck
being loaded but there was sure a lot of handling getting those onions
It was heart wrenching not to be up to camp by
the ocean, and we drove on and on with ...
The trip home was relatively uneventful. Highways and Interstates. Plus I was in a hurry - I had to get back into town for a cookout. Always follow the food. For comparison, I took a slightly different route home. So I'll conclude this trip by highlighting one of my discoveries along the way. About a half hour out of Bourbonnais, I came across a small ...
Somehow I find a way to get to Chicago every year. Often I don't even try, it just happens. Since Bourbonnais is only 20 minutes from the Metra, I'd be remiss without a trip into the city. Chicago is one of those places that I find much more enjoyable on foot. The trains, busses and subways go everywhere. Traffic in the city isn't that bad, but the expressways are terrible. And for what it costs to park your car ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking