70 deg. clear, no wind.
Forecast = High temp. 91 deg. 40% chance of T-storms SSW wind @ 5 to 20 mph.
Not much been going on here at the Prairie Pines CG lately, but yesterday, Jim and Linda sat down and talked about what they wanted / needed to get accomplished while we're here. Well, one thing led to another and soon they were on the phone, calling friends and relatives in the Kankakee / Peotone area to see when they would be available for visits.
It soon became apparent that next week would work the best for everyone, so they called their financial advisor (the need to do thing), and made an appointment with him for next Tuesday. Then, after figuring which days would be best to stop and see the different people that they wanted to visit with, they called everyone back and set up days and approximate times when it would work the best for everyone.
Now, by this time, I'm sure that you've realized that this had turned into a multiple day thing. Being that it's somewhere between 80 and 100 miles, (one way), up there from here, it just didn't make any sense to go back and forth 2 or 3 days in a row. So, it was decided that the best thing to do would be to take Bobbie T up to the Kankakee area for 2 or 3 nights and do the visiting / business on day trips from there.
Being that we would be there for only 3 or 4 nights and it would be in the middle of the week, it was decided that the best place to stay would be the Kankakee River State Park, which is right on the Kankakee River, just a little NW of Kankakee.
Even though Jim and Linda lived in that area for many years and they did go to the park many times for picnics and to just relax by the river, they never went camping there, so it will be a new experience for all of us! ; ) By all accounts, it should be pretty nice, especially since we won't be there on the weekend when it can get crowded.
So, that's Plan A. We'll leave here next Monday and spend 2 or 3 nights at the State Park and then Thursday or Friday, after all the business and visiting is taken care of, we'll come back down here to Rantoul, where we'll stay until after the 4th of July weekend.
So, what's happening after the 4th of July weekend? Well, there's more plans in the works, but that'll have to wait for another post. ; )
Did you know that today is "National Peanut Butter Cookie Day"?