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Aug 10, 2017 - Litchfield IL – Kamper Kompanion RV Park

Moved on to the Springfield IL area so we could visit the Lincoln Museum and Lincoln’s Tomb. This was a great stop. At first, we didn’t think there was going to be much to see in the museum, but we quickly found out that was not the case. They had 2 movies – both very well done – and then the story of Lincoln’s life before and after he was elected president. It was excellent. You moved from room to room and just kept seeing one fascinating thing after another. The movies were really cool. One was done in holograms. Different figures kept...

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Retired at Last!

Dec 27, 2013 - an afternoon drive

The sun was out and the temperature was above freezing. Ken packed the motor home basement and took on fresh water, while I hauled out the cold food and shut down the fridge in the house. Neighbors stopped by to visit and wish us well and after lunch we were on our way. Little did we dream that it would take us two hours to drive the seven miles through Bloomington on the expressway. From what we could tell from the CB trucker chatter, a semi had tipped over about five hours earlier and emptied its load of boulders and bricks all over...

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Sep 21, 2012 - Honey Bend, Litchfield, Illiniois

A quiet three nite stop was waiting for us at the end of our 270 miles romp south down Illinois state highway 67. Dave drove the whole distance as Rebecca is under the weather. It’ll probably be Rebecca driving the whole way next time. We usually pass colds back and forth. It was way better than driving the freeways. Along the way we stopped for lunch in a little town at the only café there. That’s how we roll. The RV park for this “do nothing” stop is Honey Bend, a Coast to Coast park. We’re backed up to a corn field that is ready to be...

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Jul 24, 2012 - Last Day - Litchfield

Today we continued on Old Route 66 (bypassing Springfield because we had seen many of the sights there at an earlier rally). We saw our last lighthouse – sitting outside an antique mall (had to stop) and went to Carlinville where there are 152 homes still remaining that were ordered from the Sears-Roebuck catalog in 1918. Although most of the houses had been updated, you could still see the familiar front steps leading to the door and the dormers. The homes were built by Standard Oil for their mineworkers. You can read about it at...

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Barb's Retirement

Sep 10, 2011 - Litchfield, Illinois

Visited the Illinois Rt 66 Museum in Pontiac. Lots of interesting items. Jim even found a picture of his old 61 Chevy. Even had a car show going on in Pontiac Square. All vintage Pontiacs! Then followed Rt 66 thru to Litchfield. Some roads were good and others were not wide enough for 2 cars. Most of the time 66 runs parallel to Interstate 55 but then it takes you off in another direction. Notice in the picture the cornfields on both sides of the road. Corn is higher than 10 ft. tall. Never know where we'll end up. Only did 200 miles today....

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Aug 20, 2011 - Litchfield, IL

Long drive today just about 7 hours, made mistake of starting out driving through small roads and ended up going through several small towns with diversions and traffic lights while the route was shorter I don’t think it was quicker at all. Once we got onto the main highway everything went well. Stopping here for 4 days at Honey Bend Campground and Resort there isn’t anything special here except that it’s on Route 66 but we have some coupons for reduced rate so that’s our excuse. Had a nice lunch at Ariston Cafe a 60's diner right on Route...

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Jul 11, 2011 - Finally

OK...I finally got to enter something in the blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I picked up Graham in Chicago (had to get escorted out of the parking lot because we were +10 feet high) and we went to Uncle Pat's house on Saturday. GREAT Hansberry family reunion on Sunday in Shopiere. Graham got to meet a lot of our side of the family. May never see them again...but at least he made a connecton. We had a GREAT time with Pat and family. Mary Pat took us out to Rock Cut State Park (our old Bliss farm from the early '50s) and went kayaking. She is such a great...

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Jul 24, 2010 - DeWitt, MI - Litchfield, Il

Woke up in our nice comfy bed at Sleep Inn, had showers and our free breakfast. Stopped in at the RV store next door to get the spare tire attached. Somehow a piece of metal was lost and we couldn't attach the tire. Store wasn't open so headed out to Fort Wayne, in the rain. It was 72 degrees when we started out and by 11 was 83. Stopped in for gas and picked up some plums and nectarines. We need to stop at the border again and give him the nectarines. They were worse than the orange we gave the border guard!!! At 1.58 we hit our first...

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Aug 17, 2008 - Litchfield, IL

171 Too Many Alignments!17 August - Today was a bit confusing and I spent a lot of time, and gas, back-tracking. Most of the towns had at least two 66 options (pre-1930 and post-1930) while some of the larger cities had even more. Also, due to lack of signage, I logged a few extra miles roaming about the countryside in a daze. At any rate, it was another interesting day. Some noteworthy tidbits for today include: The cities of Bloomington and Normal share a common main street (the only like it in the USA) with a university at both ends; The...

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Road Trip 2008

Jul 22, 2007 - Edwardsville and Lewis & Clark

We are staying in a small, but very nice campground called Red Barn Rendezvous. The owners are very friendly and helpful. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and they have a veggie garden, and have offered some of their surplus to us. We will stay here again if we are ever in the area. The campground is located in Edwardsville, Illinois, just over the river from St. Louis. While we were on the way to the Lewis & Clark departure point, we got to drive through a district of historical homes. Some of the homes are small, some large, some...

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