Wandering Around America One State at a Time – Illinois

State 11:

Welcome to the next post in my series highlighting states we have visited throughout the years. I hope you will enjoy coming along for the ride!

I will be featuring the states alphabetically. The next state is

Illinois

Illinois became the 21st state on December 3, 1818 and the capital is Springfield.

Sometimes in our travels the only way to get to our destination was to go through Illinois. As we traveled through the state we discovered beautiful lakes, country roads, fields of corn, farms, historic places, and even saw Superman in Metropolis.

Tin Cup RV Park in early spring, Mahomet, Illinois
We went through snow flurries on our way to Tin Cup RV Park in early spring ( Mahomet, Illinois)
South Sandusky Campground on Rend Lake near Sasser, IL
South Sandusky Campground on Rend Lake near Sasser, IL
The St. Louis Arch as seen from our campsite at Casino Queen Campground East St. Louis, IL
The St. Louis Arch as seen from our campsite at Casino Queen Campground in  East St. Louis, IL
The Campground is located on this country road
One night we stayed at the Kamp Kompfort campground on this country road in Carlock, IL
Old barn in Illinois
This old barn is located just down the road from Kamp Komfort in Carlock, Illinois
We visited Superman in Metropolis, Illinois
We visited Superman in Metropolis, Illinois

I’m really glad we took the time to tour Abraham Lincoln’s home in Springfield, Illinois. The Double J Campground was a few miles out of town with a corn field in our back yard.

There was construction being done when we visited Lincoln's home in Springfield
There was construction being done when we visited Lincoln’s home in Springfield
Blondie looking to see what's in the corn behind the campground near Springfield
Blondie looking to see what’s in the corn behind the campground near Springfield

To read previous posts about the states featured in this series just click on the state name: Alabama      Alaska      Arizona      Arkansas      California      Colorado     Florida      Georgia      Hawaii     Idaho

8 thoughts on “Wandering Around America One State at a Time – Illinois

    1. I enjoy seeing all the farms with the neat old barns and driving on country roads. And I try to find something interesting where ever we spend the night. I just didn’t realize how many times we spent a night or two in Illinois until I started putting this post together. Rend Lake was pretty but it was about 100 degrees when we stayed at there one June!

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  1. We loved our wanderings through Illinois. Before going there we looked at each other with questions. After we began exploring we discovered so, so many wonderful places. Its exciting for us to see the places you visited there, giving us more depth to the many facets of that great State. After all it yielded one of the greatest presidents whom we truly respect.

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      1. Isn’t that the way it seems to work. Its when we pause and reflect that our chins drop with renewed excitement at the blessings and accomplishments. As fun as being on the road is it requires being sharp and on your game. Be safe you two and keep sharing. We love it. You keep adding to our list of places to go.

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  2. We lived in St. Louis for a while so we crossed into Illinois many times. We also visited Chicago several times and have driven through Illinois on the way to somewhere else too many times to count. We have not done any sightseeing, and I think we definitely would have liked the Lincoln house. 🙂

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