Summer 2017 - Great Lakes travel blog

Huff Hall at U of I

Coach Russ Rose

The Home We Owned in Champaign

Waiting in Line for Hamilton




I took a bunch of toll paying to wind our way down I-94 and I-294 to get to I-57 and head south of Chicago to the Kankakee KOA. We have a nice enough site in an open part of the KOA that appears to have been added to accommodate big rigs. The utilities are good but the wifi is not.

On Wednesday night, we drove the thirty-five miles north to Frankfort for dinner at the home of Tom and Linda Savick. We were joined there by Kathy and Ray Greenhill. As usual, it was a really enjoyable time spent with good, if seldom seen, friends.

We usually get together with “the boys”, good friends with whom I spent many baseball weekends. But unfortunately, all of them were out of town this year.

It was only an hour and fifteen minutes from our site to the University of Illinois. The Penn State women’s volleyball team was playing there in a two-day event playing Colorado on Friday and Stanford on Saturday. I took advantage of the opportunity to catch both matches. PSU won both matches and I had an opportunity to mingle with the families of the players. While I was in Champaign, Sue had an opportunity to spend more time with Kathy and Linda.

Many months ago, I purchased tickets to the musical, Hamilton, which was playing in Chicago. On Sunday, we drove to the loop and really enjoyed the show followed by a dinner at Miller’s Pub. The show was remarkably creative and professionally performed.

Tomorrow it’s time to head for The Dunes!

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