2014 Midwest USA Redux travel blog

Bourbonnaise, IL - Kankakee River SP - site Chippewa 49

Bourbonnaise, IL - Kankakee River SP - site Chippewa 49, another view

Bourbonnaise, IL - Kankakee River SP - site Chippewa 49, and another

Johnston City to Bourbonnaise, IL 0 - our route - 271 miles

Johnston City to Bourbonnaise, IL 1

Johnston City to Bourbonnaise, IL 2

Johnston City to Bourbonnaise, IL 3 - one of the many farms...

Johnston City to Bourbonnaise, IL 4 - this one is sitting behind...

Johnston City to Bourbonnaise, IL 5 - the Cross at the Crossroads...

Johnston City to Bourbonnaise, IL 6 - the usual construction

Johnston City to Bourbonnaise, IL 7

Johnston City to Bourbonnaise, IL 8 - a very large farm complex

Johnston City to Bourbonnaise, IL 9 - and more construction!

Johnston City to Bourbonnaise, IL 10 - one of the few medium...


The 271 mile trip from Johnston City to Bourbonnaise, IL was almost all interstate so was a relatively easy drive, even with the ever present construction which didn't delay us much. Not a whole lot to take pictures of but we did include a few. Central Illinois is highly agricultural with lots of corn and soy beans (#2 in the nation for both). While going through Effingham, we did see the Cross at the Crossroads which is near the intersection of I-57 and I-70.

We are staying at the Kankakee River State Park about 10 miles west of Bourbonnaise. It is a large campsite with 50 amp electric only. Water is available at the dump but we came in with a half tank so didn't need any water but will dump on the way out tomorrow. It was about 70° when we arrived with a nice cool breeze to boot. We haven't ran the ACs since arriving and that has been really cool - literally!!

Tomorrow we head for a Lake Michigan front site near Two Rivers, WI. That will be our last stopover before reaching Ishpeming in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

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