Econo Lodge Benton
- Continental Breakfast
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Left hotel Mt Vernon Il at 745! Good nitr sleep. Brrr temp 37! Try to get home?? We r 1 hr from st louis (600 mi to home from there). Driving thru IL AND IA! At 315PM turned onto 35 notth! Sign said Mpls 182 miles! Yipee!! Ipod says home appx 700pm! Thatd like 12 hr day ( but we habe ot stopped to eat-just snacks in truck) grrrr! OOPS 11/28/14 got a speed ticket in mail from this day thru Iowa! ...
... the mighty Mississippi River.
Along the way we made a detour at Olmsted to see where they are building a new lock which will replace locks 52 (at Paducah) and 53 at Olmsted. It is a massive project which will enable the Ohio to be navigable all year round even in the dry summer.
At Cairo, we crossed the Mississippi into Missouri. A very utilitarian bridge quite narrow with a sharp bend at the end as the road stays on the top of the levee bank. Luckily it is ...
... central states are more interested in letting you know you have crossed into them than on the eastern seaboard. We travelled on the 64 and the time zone crosses this highway several times so we did not bother to change our clocks until we knew we were definitely in the Central Time Zone.
We picked up a state map and state holiday brochure at the Welcome Centre. Some of these are no longer manned and others we have come across have been manned ...
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 ...