Spring Valley Inn
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Matthiessen State Park is another park close to the the town of Utica. Suzanne and I really enjoyed hiking this area more than the Starved Rock State Park. This park has some neat terrain and some very nice waterfalls. There are trails up top around the canyon or you can hike down in the canyon.We hiked both and you can get up close to the waterfalls by hiking in the canyons. It was a nice 3 to 4 mile hike ...
Sunday we made it to Utica, Il and we are staying here for 4 days. Starved Rock State Park is close by and has numerous canyons with LaSalle having the nicest waterfall. .Starved Rock got it's name from a legend of one tribe killing a leader of another and when they went to avenge his death, the tribe that had killed the leader sought refuge atop a 125 foot sandstone butte. Well they got surrounded and couldn't get down and starved to ...
Odometer reading 165 miles Well it was a pretty good day all in all when you consider what happened to a couple from the Netherlands who were in front of us to pick up their RV; more about that in a minute. Spent the night at the Rodeway hotel and got a ride to Cruise America which was minutes from the hotel. Got in line to complete our paperwork and drive off with our RV. Began talking to the couple in line before us. They had flown ...
... it was noisier, with a vibrating metal spiral
staircase, shouting people and heavy footed loud campers on the roof.
The English couple rocked up in the dark after their
marathon trek, having gone an ugly route and failed to arrive at the waterfall,
missed the geysers and gone hungry, despite me donating a couple of packs of
crackers – was glad I had gone the conventional way.
... everywhere in town was
full. We had dinner and waited at
Pachamama whilst Manco tried to sort us out.
They had a couple of rooms that weren’t quite ready that Manco
said we could stay in. They were filled
with dust, were missing windows and we had to move some mattresses in but it
was better than nothing so I helped clear the dust and get them ready.
It turns out having no window in a place ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free parking