Chestnut Mountain Resort
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... the next 13 months! (longer???)
Like many of my recently graduated peers, graduation day came and went, and despite EVERYONE and their mother asking me the worst question known to mankind, "What are you going to do now?" ...I still found myself having no real idea what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. (SERIOUSLY don't ask second-semester Seniors that question! It is not okay, and could easily cause a very public mental breakdown of said ...
... are all unique and the shops are as varied. One shop, Galena General Store has more hot sauces than I've ever seen in one place. I know Dick Wilson and Dave Millross would have been in "Hot Sauce" heaven.
The town sits near a river and the entrance has flood gates as that river can overflow. Just a unique place. You will enjoy the pictures soon. This would be a great road trip destination for us motor home junkies.
After lunch at Culvers ...
... River, IL, a small town of 425 mid-west folk and home to Bill and Linda James.
The James live in the RV Resort we stay in while in Florida during the winter. We parked the coach in their driveway and even get to use their electric. After catching up on the news of the day, we take a walk around their array of buildings. Bill has a collection of old or antique cars he has restored. You will see several pictures of a 1911 ...
... we jumped into a taxi. We headed to Millennium Park and walked around it. There was so many awesome things, especially a massive big open stage/ performing centre, water fountains and a statue of Abraham Lincoln. We then checked out Magnificent mile (a mile of shops?!) and we also checked out Water tower plaza. By about 3o'clock we were ready to head "home" (to the RV), and ...
... indoor water park. We splashed, slid and soaked for an hour and a half, before getting a much-needed dinner. It was fun to stand on the shores of the river and watch it swirl by, although I don't think its strength and expanse made the impact on Alex it deserved.
It has been a great day by any measure, but made all the more spectacular in light of the day before. The hug that Alex gave me as we walked off the field after playing catch said it all.