Thursday, July 28, 2011

Springfield April 29th Trip-- Part 1

This past April, I had a Sons of Confederate Veterans Division meeting (Illinois Division) in Springfield, Illinois, one of my favorite cities anywhere, even if our ex-governor, the Blago would rather live in Chicago than the Governor's Mansion there.

Gas in Woodstock was $4.20.

We left April 29th. Enjoyed the "Got Mulch" sign by a landscaping place on Il-176 east of Marengo.

The Dekalb County Courthouse in Sycamore, where Liz and I got our marriage certificate, had construction work going on. I guess you can expect that from a 100+ year-old structure.

Gas in Dekalb was $4.06. Other prices there: $4.10 to $4.16.

We usually take Il-47, but a huge construction project is underway in that fast-growing town, so decided to take Il-23 as an alternate. It also runs north-south.

Leaving Dekalb, we saw a wind farm, evidently a new one as none of the windmills were turning.

More to Come. --RoadDog

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