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May 27, 2014 - Back on 66

We’re back on the road again after a restful stay at Kamp Komfort and headed toward Springfield on Route 66. When in the Land of Lincoln, you have to stop in Lincoln, IL and it’s on Route 66. Lincoln was named after Abraham Lincoln before he became President. It was officially named in 1853 in a ceremony that Lincoln attended. He had helped with the platting of the town and worked as the counsel for the railroad that led to its founding. At the ceremony he allegedly said that in his experience “Nothing bearing the name of Lincoln ever...

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Jul 6, 2010 - Rochester IL.

Tuesday, and we are in Rochester Illinois, just outside Springfield. We took a little extra time yesterday, finding an rv repair shop outside Cape Girardeau, and getting one of the outer bay doors fixed. Subsequently, we didn’t get started till after 12. That is going to leave us with a much longer drive today. This is a fairly nice park, but 5 miles off onto back roads…and NO internet…not happy about that! Come on, KoA…get with it!!!! I’m beginning to think this trip is jinxed…started with the old aircard dying, and, I think, blowing out...

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Jun 19, 2009 - 200 years of Abe

Well, Viv and I headed to Springfield, Illinois for the weekend to meet our good friends Judith and little Emma. Emma is Vivian's China sister. We met at Sangchris State Park in Rochester, IL. I had made reservations ahead of time, not knowing whether Fathers Day would be a big day for camping or not. I was immediately disappointed with my Garmin - it took me through the countryside, into someone's driveway. I ended up where I was supposed to, but found out that there was a more direct route on main roads. Technology! I was also unimpressed...

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Jun 14, 2006 - Hickory Hills Campground in Effingham, Il

Our original plan was to only drive another 220 miles today. But by the time we had driven that far, it was still early in the afternoon. So we decided to drive another 100 miles. When we got there, we decided that it was not a very nice campground even though it was relatively cheap. Off we went again and drove another 45 miles to Effingham, IL. We had driven over 370 miles, which was much longer than our usual trip. The campground owners tried to find a place, where we would be able to have our satellites connect. No luck there, but...

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