CATEGORY

Illinois

Five Weeks Flew By!

Five Weeks Flew By!

So much has happened since our last post. We'd love to go into greater detail about every adventure but it's time we got you caught up to where we are now. Hopefully we'll do a better of job of timely posts going forward. It was way back on Tuesday July 11th that we...

read more
Augmented Cahokia

Augmented Cahokia

On our first visit to Cahokia Mounds State Park near Collinsville, Illinois, across the river from St Louis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, we were so impressed with the importance of this site we chose to join the Cahokia Mounds Museum Society to support ongoing...

read more
Long and Winding Road

Long and Winding Road

Today has been a comedy of errors. Our plan had been to visit Cahokia then head on to our campsite near Carlyle, Illinois. All that would have been about four hours of driving. But as we were preparing to leave Fisherman’s Corner COE Campground near Moline, Illinois...

read more
Stuckey’s

Stuckey’s

Last night we enjoyed our stay at Dam East-McNair Campground, near Carlyle, Illinois remembering our 2016 stay at Dam West, on the other end of the dam. So today's journey was a trek across the Illinois from just east of the Mississippi River to just over the Ohio...

read more
Thomson to Oakdale

Thomson to Oakdale

This trip we've slowed down considerably. In general we're looking to drive less than three hours between stops and generally stay for three or four days. Today's the first day of a transition. We're leaving Thomson Causeway Campground, an Army COE site on an island...

read more
A Day in Galena

A Day in Galena

After a mere twenty hours of extra driving, we're back on track after our trek to Ohio and our return trek to Illinois. We did most of the trip on Sunday with an overnight at the Kanakee South KOA Holiday near Chebanse, Illinois. Then on Monday we settled in for three...

read more
Polancic’s

Polancic’s

After our short hike to the top of Starved Rock, we headed into the nearby town of Ottawa, Illinois. After learning that the museum we wanted to visit was closed on Tuesdays, we headed to our real destination, Bill Polancic's Meats. Independent food emporiums like...

read more
Starved Rock State Park

Starved Rock State Park

More than once we heard that if we're headed north, we ought to consider Starved Rock State Park. We were warned to go mid-week since it's crowded with Chicagoans on the weekend. We checked the website for the campground and noticed a large number of first-come,...

read more
Lincoln’s New Salem

Lincoln’s New Salem

In 1831 Abraham Lincoln, then a young adult, chose New Salem, Illinois as his home. Although at that point he didn't have any particular life ambitions, there were people in this newly established community that would offer a young Abe employment, lodging, and...

read more
Illinois State Museum

Illinois State Museum

Wanting to get an overview of the State of Illinois, and especially more information on its native peoples, we visited the Illinois State Museum, in Springfield, Illinois, just next to the state capitol building today. We loved the fact that as part of the state's...

read more

Planning a trip? Dreaming of travel? Perhaps some of our adventures could inspire yours! Over the last several years we’ve had the distinct pleasure of many cross country journeys traveling though the Lower 48 in tents and our various teardrop campers as well as an amazing Alaska adventure that did not involve a camper.

Enjoy exploring, and leave us comments! We love hearing from you. And if you’d like to follow us, Subscribe by signing up at the bottom of this page.

 

Categories

Use the dropdowns to see sub-categories, or navigate the archives by month.

OUR VERY

LATEST

Arctic Circle Ceremony

Arctic Circle Ceremony

After a few days of exploration in the realm of the Arctic Circle, we aboard the Jewel of the Seas celebrated with a Blue Nose Ceremony and will receive Arctic Crossing Certificates!

Magerøya Island

Magerøya Island

We made it to the Top of the World, or at least the northernmost land mass in Europe, Magerøya Island. On our coach tour we learned much about the natural history and the cultures of this starkly beautiful place.