River House Bed and Breakfast Getaway Retreat
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... br> We took the dogs for a walk in the park, then continued on up the road past Loyola and up to Evanston (the next little town).
We zig zagged back and forth a bit just checking stuff out.
Stopped for a deep dish pizza at a little place called Carmen's. DEEEELICIOUS!!! The crust was amazing! I don't even like crust normally, but this one was like the crust you would find on a really good pie ...
Well, all the lazing reading and listening to the critters means we had some chores to get done, so today, that is what we did. House cleaning.
As a reward we got to watch the fire flies again tonight AND we got woken up at 2:30 in the morning by a HUGE thunder and lightening storm! Loved it!
Okay, I have dried dozens of times to attach a video of the fireflies, but it just won't work. If it ever does, I will let you know. Sorry.
We took a drive into Rockford today. May I say...BOO! There was one small stretch of land that had some beautiful houses on a lake, but other than that...everything we saw was broken down, run down, empty and trashed. The "highway" runs right through town but we just couldn't get out of there quite fast enough.
We came back to camp and Mike decided to detail the Jeep a bit. I, on the other hand, just enjoyed the view. I think you can understand why ;-)
We have been really enjoying just hanging around camp and reading books, watching fire flies in the evenings and just plain camping! Did you know that birds sing and that frogs are loud when they croak? Did you know that crickets are really cool to listen to? It's been so long since we have just sat quietly that its almost like hearing it for the first time. ...
Wednesday 19th June
Beaut morning and Greg and I went for walk, up the sand dune ( Mt Tom it's called), We could see Chicago across the other side of lake, Headed on down to the beach. The beach looks superb today.
We decided to move on.
Travelled west to Rock Cut State Park just outside Rockford. In the ...
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