Americas Best Value Inn / Carbondale

700 East Main Street, Carbondale, Illinois, 62901, United States | 1 star motel
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Travel Blogs from Carbondale

Rest day in Carbondale Illinois

A travel blog entry by lindemand on Jul 12, 2014

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... 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 ...

Chester to Carbondale

A travel blog entry by lindemand on Jul 11, 2014

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We ventured out of Chester this morning competing for space on the highway for 8 miles with monstrous coal trucks!!! Shortly after reaching Cora, however, we were rewarded with miles of traffic-free riding on the Mississippi River Levee making our way through fields of corn and soy bean. Pure hell on the road followed by some of the most beautiful and peaceful cycling that you could ...

Attempted quaffing

A travel blog entry by simon.schorn on Jun 20, 2014

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... that had been converted into a B&B. The former classrooms that were converted into suites were very spacious, still had blackboards on the walls and other remnants of their former use, such as pictures of the old teachers. We attempted to walk to a local American style restaurant but luckily gave up and went back to get the car, as there wasn't a clear route and yet another storm ...

Just about ready (written by Corey)

A travel blog entry by clendenens on Mar 21, 2014

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I think we finally have this camper about ready to go. We've done a lot of work trying to make it feel less like a trailer and more like home.

Lots of paint, removing old furniture, adding paneling. Switched out the queen bed with a twin and a toddler bed, and built a couch/bed contraption for me and Molly where the old air bed sofa was.

It feels really good in here. Now if everything will hold up on the road, we should be fine.
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In which the fates have their vengence

A travel blog entry by videoray.ag on Sep 15, 2013

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... t anger the furies

A new "Andy-proof" pin was purchased at Jackson, MO Walmart (the parking lot of which will be our home sweet home for the night). Marcus humbly accepts credit with his usual "I'm glad I thought of that!" for a carefully controlled pull test (the van can indeed rock the bus - all 55,000 pounds of it and the coupler still held), so the current plan is to cautiously drive with current tow bar and repair the coupler asap.

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This 1 star motel, located on 700 East Main Street, Carbondale, is near Shawnee Hills Wine Trail and Hickory Ridge Public Golf Center.
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