Econo Lodge Benton
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- Continental Breakfast
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... crossing the Cumberland River near where it joins the Ohio. Continued on highway 60 into Paducah then over the river back into Illinois and Metropolis where we found the statue of Superman and the statue of Noel Neill who played Lois Lane in the TV series of Superman.
From Metropolis we followed the river trail through small hamlets and towns that have been forgotten by time or affected by economics - Mound City, Urbandale, Future City and Cairo to where the Ohio ...
... which gave tours. Bit of a detour and we were lucky enough to be able to take a tour after lunch. This factory makes all the Highlanders including those sent to Australia where they are Klugers. They also make Siennas and Tundras.
It was after 4 when we left there but it was only 3 because of the time zone shift. Drove to Evansville and picked up the Ohio River scenic trail. Crossing the Wabash River put us into Illinois. We were in vast open ...
Arrived early and got our pick of sites. We got this one right on the lake. At dusk, the family of skunks would come out to enjoy the fallen crab apples on the tree in our site. The sunsets were gorgeous! We met Puff the Purple Dragon on the beach! Loved the water tower.
Day 6 back on the road
Salina to Mount Vernon, Illinois was a particularly un-newsworthy day. I looked like we’ve used a little bit of oil – that’s not very exciting and I’m not sure what to think of it. I could also provide the intimate detail of how we load the car each day, but perhaps I’ll save that bore for another time.
So I’m sure you’ve been wondering what we do ...
... the first memorial service In Illinois and one of the first in the nation to honor those who fought and died in the Civil War (1866). A General Logan gave the speech that day and later became commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. Impressed by the memorial service at Woodlawn he signed a general order setting May 30, 1868 as Memorial Day. By 1888 Memorial Day became a legal holiday in 12 northern ...