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Jul 21, 2015 - Rock Cut State Park (a.k.a. the old Bliss farm)

We spent last evening and this morning with Pat and Donna and then traveled only 15 miles south into Illinois to stop and camp at Rock Cut State Park. For those of you that I have not bored with telling my "Rock Cut State Park" story before, please indulge me now. Shortly after I was born, my family moved from Beloit WI and leased a dairy farm in northern Illinois and my parents worked it for many years...until I was about 5. The person we leased it from did not pay the taxes so it was taken by the state. I have been told that this loss...

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Takin the Slow Road

May 4, 2006 - Garden Prairie, IL.

This is our first campout of the year with our Sunshine Sam's Group. Paradise Park, we had a good time seeing all who could make it out. It was a little windy and cool, but we had a great time with friends. We spent the 4th - 7th here. We will be leaving on Sunday with two other units to head down to Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

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Jun 11, 2005 - Day 2 Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois

This morning Mike went to get a new tire while the kids and I explored the campground. It was a nice campground with many big ponds. The kids explored on bikes for a while the dogs and I read the newspaper on the camp store porch. There were interesting black squirrels raiding the local bird feeders. After squirrel watching, we played in the ponds. Star stalked the frogs and made the ducks swim. He got nice and muddy. The kids tried to catch fish in a bucket. It's a good thing they don't have to find their own food. They'd starve. We hosed...

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Apr 23, 2005 - Chicago NorthWest KOA, Union, IL

Union, IL We started camping at the KOA in Union, IL, on 4/18, during our last week in our house. We usually just slept in the trailer, and spent the days packing, storing things, and cleaning the house. Finally we closed on the house on 4/22. It was a very liberating feeling. We stayed in Union until 5/9/05 so Jim could finish teaching the semester at McHenry County College. During the three weeks in Union, we endured rain, wind, snow flurries, and two nights of below freezing weather. Luckily we were snug as a bug in a rug in the trailer....

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