Blogs from Woodstock, Illinois, United States, North America


North America » United States » Illinois » Woodstock July 15th 2012

The solar charger gave the car enough juice this morning to turn on the clock radio, but not enough to turn over the ignition. A jump from one of our neighbors got us started in time to head out to Schwamburg for an oil change, a Jamba Juice and an early dinner at Medieval Times. We sat in the front row and rooted for the Red and Yellow knight. Part of the expirence is eating dinner without utensils. Michelle was a little hesitant at first but ended up trying everything but the dessert. The server had "dragon" names for most of the dishes; Dragon Breath Soup (tomato soup), Roast Baby Dragon (tastes like chicken), Dragon Fingers (spare ribs). The show was good and even though our knight did not win he did give Michelle one of ... read more
Ready for the show
Honored by the knight
Lego Einstein

North America » United States » Illinois » Woodstock July 14th 2012

Today, we did much of nothing. We were so exhausted by the trip so far, that we just needed a day of pure rest. We did a lot of camp things (mini-golf, a lot of swimming, hay ride, flashlight candy search, laundry.) We have decided to extend our trip one day and drop through Colorado to visit friends and relatives, so Tony spent a few hours re-planning and making/cancelling reservations. The KOA here in Union, IL is pretty nice. 100% of the sites are full, and it does not feel crowded. Other than the wild west theme park next door, complete with it's roller coaster and occasional shootouts, plus live (bad) music... the park is pretty quiet. Michelle took up with a group of girls and has been running all over the campsite. We enjoyed a ... read more

North America » United States » Illinois » Woodstock July 13th 2012

Today was our last day on Route 66 (for this trip). We knew it was going to be a long day, so last night we did our 90% preparation plan, and it worked. We woke up at 6:20 (alarm) and left the park at about 7:30. We did not eat breakfast, and instead headed straight for the Charlie Parker's diner, recommended to us by some neighbors (who we shared our fire with). The diner was fantastic. It looked like an old quansa hut (and probably was) on he outside. Inside it was decked out in tons of memorabilia. There were about 30 tables, reasonably crowded and it was somewhat loud, but the menu was amazing, and the food very affordable. We opted for their famous 18" pancake (just one) and a side of ham (you know, ... read more

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