Larry & Cheryl's 2010 Travels travel blog

Notre Dame University, no I did not take this photo

One of several wall murals in South Bend as we leave town

Morris Performing Arts with beautiful windows

I liked this building but I don't know what it is. Anyone...

Crossing over the St. Joseph River though town

Interesting bridge over the interstate leaving town

Out of the city into the corn fields

Welcome to Illinois on Interstate 80

This whole building was a bridge over the interstate

Tell us how you feel, oh yeah, your license plate says GOP...

Interesting old building in southeast Chicago

Arriving at our camping resort, Fish Lake Beach in Volo, Illinois

Our campsite at Fish Lake Beach

Didn't get a photo while we were there but cousin Pat &...


Today was a long drive on the Illinois Turnpike & enduring the bad traffic on the Chicago expressways. They say Chicago has two seasons: winter & construction. We crawled along much of the expressways and highways that had been narrowed down to one lane while they were working on the other lanes. It takes patience to travel past Chicago to go northwest to the suburbs.

We had found an RV park nearer to one set of cousins that was surrounded by many small lakes. It is a summer haven of lake houses and "camping resorts" filled with park model manufactured homes. Fish Lake Beach Resort had a section set aside for RVs and it was a lovely shaded park.

We settled in and drove the 30+ miles to visit cousin Pat & Joe for the afternoon (we visited with them last in 2006). They both had bad summer colds and were packing to go to Las Vegas the next day so we caught up with news, ordered pizza in, and bid them luck on their Vegas endeavor.

Back at camp, because there were too many trees for our DirecTv, we watched a movie on our laptop as our DVD player is now not working. Time to break out the paperback books.

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