Trip Start Aug 09, 2005
Trip End Aug 10, 2005

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Flag of United States  , Illinois
Tuesday, August 9, 2005

Finally, when we hit Illinois there is some real change of scenery. The land really started to get more level. Not so many hills around here. There was a lot of really nice farmland here, too. There's a picture of a small church I've included. We passed it going to a truck stop to fill up and stretch a little. It has an elevated walkway leading to it and you can actually go inside. The picture is a little misleading as to it's actual size. I was no more than about 5-6 feet deep and about 4-5 feet wide. As it says, it's the tiniest church in the country. We had decided to find Flash a "chewy" at this point. We both checked out the truck stop and found nothing. I thought that was strange...truckers travel with dogs. But, it was a small stop so I figured they just might not carry anything. I did find a little lite-up ball like thing with floppy rubber spikes so we got that for our bored four-legged companion. It kept his attention for about...3 seconds or so. Oh well, it was worth a shot. I also bought my first, and last, postcard here. I had the great idea to put together a postcard collection of our trip. Every time we stopped both of us forgot...the best laid plans. And now we press on...
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