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Apr 20, 2010 - Onward to Indiana

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 We had a good stop in Kearney, NE. We went to 2 great museums. Now I know not everyone likes to spend their time learning about old stuff like we do, but…….. There is a museum that crosses over Interstate 80, like on a bridge or a skywalk. It is called the Great Platte River Road Archway. I just have to give you a tiny bit of history about this area so you can understand why it was built. Everyone has heard about the St. Louis Arch which was built because St. Louis claimed to be the jumping off place for the great...

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Oct 12, 2009 - Flexsteel and Joe Kubicka in Dubuque

Monday, October 12, 2009. Illini State Park, Marseilles, Illinois. Flexsteel to Marseilles Tom and I were up but Jonathan was still in the back sleeping when the Flexsteel people came knocking at the door this morning. There were two people, a man and a woman. The woman seemed to be the coordinator of things while the man took a look at the couch. He said there weren't any spacing blocks on the right side. They took the insides out and measured how it had been attached to the floor and that was off too so they squared it up and put a new...

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Sep 19, 2009 - no rules

Who would have guessed that there are 27 wineries within a few hours of drive of Utica, that would have been willing to come together to have a wine festival on this beautiful last weekend of summer. When I think of crops in Illinois I think of corn, corn, soybeans, corn. In reality every state in the union has vineyards. All you need to do is import juice from a state where grapes are grown, mix together and ferment and you’ve got wine. The festival was in Matthiesen State Park, just south of Starved Rock. When we drove there yesterday...

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Sep 18, 2009 - golf

It’s been fun to play at local golf courses as we have explored the Mississippi and Illinois River Valleys. Each course has its own personality. The one in La Crosse had freight trains running through it; the one in Hampton was next to an apple orchard; and the one in Marseilles is surrounded by corn fields. No surprise there. They all have been cheap. With golf as with many other things in life, you get what you pay for. Fancy courses have tricky fairways punctuated with water hazards and sand traps. The grass is meticulously groomed and...

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Sep 17, 2009 - verifying the facts

It would have been pretty easy to drive home from the Quad Cities. In fact it would have been pretty easy to drive straight home from everywhere we've been on this trip. That's why it's our version of a Staycation. Even now that we are only about an hour from home, the incredibly beautiful weather makes us loathe to drive those final sixty miles. We wanted to continue camping on the water. Although we have raced east and west on I-80 countless times, we never noticed the exit for Illini State Park. A friend told us that he enjoyed camping...

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Aug 1, 2007 - Moved the RV to Marseilles

Wednesday, August 1, 2007. Illini Park, Marseilles, IL Moved the RV to Marseilles We moved the RV to Illini Park in Marseilles today so we could be a little closer to folks the last couple weeks before we pulled out. We would be closer to storage as we were finishing shaking things down and friends would be more apt to stop by if we were close. Hickory Hollows was a very nice campground but we couldn't have any visitors without paying guest fees so it really limited us in that sense. We will be here until August 15. We rode our bikes here....

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