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 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.
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.
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.
This old barn is located just down the road from the campground
We drove through Indiana
Kamp Komfort is located on this country road
Flag on a mailbox in Carlock, I
The campground is across the street from this field – notice the windmills in the distance
Our home for the night after a long day driving
Our view out the back window
These wildflowers formed hedges surrounding the campground