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Harry and Judy's RV Trip
26th Jun 2012 - Summer 2012
Day 8-North to Illinois

Much cooler this morning-actually very nice out. Drove 335 miles to Lake Shelbyville, IL via I-24 W and I-57 N. through Tennessee, Kentucky and into Illinois. Had a few minor spats with the new GPS but I’ve learned how to override it. Nice road, rolling hills with very little traffic but a lot of road kill, deer, armadillos, turkeys, lots of raccoons and little black and gray furry unidentifiables which could be baby sasquatches. Once into Illinois the landscape became flat and covered with corn and soybean fields. Our campground was 40 miles off the interstate through more fields to Lake Shelbyville, IL. The camp is a US Army Corps of Engineers and we’ve found that they’re always nice and near water as is this one. They’re government owned so they’re also very reasonably priced and we get half off for being seniors. This one is really busy because of the lake so there weren’t too many spots left but we found a really nice one. Set up, had dinner (outside, that’s how nice it is-only got up to 85 today but they said it should be 102 by Thursday), and took a ride to downtown Sullivan (don’t blink). All the fields look very dry here-guess they need water here too. Last I heard back home we had 18” of rain so far from Debby and that was yesterday and I think it’s still raining there today. Hope everybody back home is OK. Tried to call today but there’s no cell service anywhere around here. Sleeping with the windows open tonight instead of the AC-it’s 69 at 9:30.

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