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North America » United States » Illinois » Utica August 3rd 2014

After the first stretch of the drive home from the Indiana Dunes, we wanted to find a place to eat and let the kids run around. We chose to stop at Starved Rock State Park in north central Illinois. We stopped in Ottawa to pick up something to eat (McDonald's breakfast sandwiches) and then drove to the park. Admission was free, but most of the hiking trails were closed (someone said it was due to high winds, but I don't know if that's true). Oliver picked out a tree for us to picnic under since all of the picnic tables were taken. The place was seriously jumping! We ate our picnic and watched some folks play soccer. Then, we wandered into the visitor's center where we learned some of the history of the area. There were ... read more
Hiking Starved Rock
View from Starved Rock
Overlooking the Illinois River

North America » United States » Illinois » Utica July 21st 2010

Wednesday July20th Daily Information High temp: 90 degrees Low temp: 62 degrees Campground Elevation: 725 above sea level Highest Elevation: 1058 above sea level Lowest Elevation: 725 above sea level Traveled 278 miles Departed 8:55 AM CDT Weather warm, sunny Arrived 3:15 PM CDT Weather Hot Highlights Crossed the Wisconsin River at 11:10 CDT Illinois at 12:20PM CDT Had the first toll road in 6,200 miles in Illinois I-39 Crop duster fun to watch Passed the town of Paw Paw, IL a Wind Turbine Farm Another great campground among the Corn Off to Beavercreek, OH tomorrow the last leg of my trip..... ... read more

North America » United States » Illinois » Utica July 17th 2010

The Saturday before we left our "son" Matuz married the stunning Meghan. We were proud to be his family representation. Here are some shots from the long awaited event. Peace, Suzie... read more
Meghan & Matuz
Meghan & Matuz
Meghan & Matuz

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