Super 8 Monee Chicago
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a diner and old post office boxes. That was a neat find on roadtrippers.com,
and I’m really glad we got to experience it on our trip. Short but sweet we
left for our next stop.
Our third stop today was to Texola Ghost town. It’s not
really a ghost town if people are still living there. There were some old
decrepit buildings like a jail that could literally only hold about 4 people,
but there were working farms and ...
... game that has ever been invented. And in fairness, I was totally aware of this fact before I decided to buy a ticket; I guess it was more a matter of paying homage to the sport while I was in the country. I was also extremely disappointed at the standard of food on offer; in my head, enormous piles of chilli nachos would be top of the menu along with huge hot dogs overflowing with toppings. Instead, the most appetising thing on the menu was a miniature hot-dog, which ...
... not only was parking easy, but it was free! Hopping out of the car we looked about. There's a small town charm that immediately greets you in down town La Grange. Mom & Pop stores are banked by upscale non-chain restautants. In fact, the only two big name brands we recognized on front street was Fannie May Chocolates and Starbucks.
Andrew immediately spotted FLOYD'S Barbershop a Rock & ...
... in it. I mean, how much better can it get??
We pulled into the park, parked next to the department building right next to the train tracks. After meeting with our contact, T.J. (the parks director), we settled in for the evening. The night went well except for discovering that our kitchen sink had a leak and had been slowly leaking into the junk drawer, so we lost some stuff in there (including my Evelyn Evelyn playing cards…sob), but it turned out to ...
... located just south of Chicago. This is another beautiful campground, and it’s built around a lake. Someone from Alabama came over and asked me to borrow some flour ‘cause he’s having a shrimp fry up and forgot to get some.’ Love his accent. One of the advantages of being outside rather than inside is the interesting people we meet.
States driven in: Indiana, Illinois
Driven today: 216 km (135 mi)
Driven to date: 2941 ...