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
Kamp Komfort is located on this country road
One night we stayed in a campground on this country road in Carlock, IL
This old barn is located just down the road from the campground
This old barn is located just down the road from the campground 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. Our 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

Day 7: Driving through Farmland

Day 7: Wednesday, May 22, 2013. Kamp Komfort RV Park, Carlock, Illinois Site 14. 383 miles traveled. Crossed into Central Time Zone.

The scenery in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois was totally different from the mountains we saw yesterday and the roads were mostly straight instead of the curvy, mountain roads. The only time we weren’t surrounded by farmland was while we were on the bypass around Dayton and while it rained on us going around Indianapolis.  Many of the fields have been recently planted so we couldn’t tell what crops will be growing soon. In some places we could see then tiny sprouts jutting up through the rich, dark soil.