This, as I said before, is my second longest trip from home since March 2020 because of you-know-what. The only farther trip was to the Indy 500 over Memorial Day weekend a short time ago.
Once on Illinois Highway 176 and headed west to Union, I stopped at Kolze's nursery and found two hostas that I liked and bought the,. Hostas have become my go to plant as they require very little effort to grow. They just do their thing.
Drove around Union, Illinois, a thriving community of 576 according tom the 2020 census, but it has been there since the 1850s and is named for the United States. It is an old village with a small downtown. The McHenry County Civil War Round Table got its start there before meetings were moved to the more centrally located Woodstock.
In addition, the McHenry County Historical Society Museum is there and located in what used to be a school. Also, the Illinois Railway Museum is there as is Donley's Wild West Town amusement Park and the site of the oldest and largest antique Phonograph Show in the world. So, as you can see, there sure is a lot of history in Union.