Saturday, August 10, 2013

Utica to Rantoul and A Different Site

Rantoul, IL.

67 deg. clear, no wind.
Forecast = Partly cloudy. High of 81F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

We actually left the Hickory Hollow CG a little earlier than planned, (about 9:40), and headed back to I-39. Following 39 South brought us to the Bloomington/Normal area where I-39 ended and we picked up I-74. I-74 took us in a Southeasterly direction until we came to exit #152, (just a little past Le Roy, IL), where we turned East on US 136. 136 then brought us back here to Rantoul.

Once in town, Jim pulled Bobbie T into a Casey's Gas Station and bought her a drink of 87 octane to top off her tank, and then we proceeded to the South side of Rantoul and here to the Prairie Pines CG.

When we got back to the CG, I wasn't surprised that we didn't pull back into site #7, even though it was empty. You see, I knew before we left here that Jim and Louise had talked about us moving to a different site when we returned and that he and Linda had looked at a site more towards the rear of the CG.

So, when we pulled up to the stop sign in front of the office Jim went inside to talk to Louise and Paul. Soon, Paul and Jim came out and then Paul got on his ATV and led us to site #33 which will be our site for the next month or so.

I think I'm going to like site 33. It's towards the rear of the park so you don't hear the noise from the traffic on the road going past the CG, it has a couple nice trees for shade and while we were gone, Louise had some crushed blacktop material brought into the site, so that it won't be muddy when it rains.

Thanks Louise!!! :-)

I'm hoping that today, Jim will take some photos of our new site so that I can post them here.

Oh!!! By the way, it was 12:05 when we arrived here at Prairie Pines, so we were on the road for 2 hours and 25 minutes and traveled 121 miles.

For dinner, Jim and Linda took CLT and headed over to the Family Table restaurant and then came back here and watched TV until bedtime.

Did you know that today is skyscraper appreciation day?



  1. I remember Le Roy, IL. I was a life guard there for a couple of summers while I went to college in Normal. :)

  2. I follow your blog every day. Very good reading!! Hope the weather treats ya well. Keep up the good work..Charlie of Rolling Earthquake..

  3. We were on site 39, on the corner.. I think I remember 33 under some really big trees... And the road has no noise from there.. We could see the airport beacon at night on our curtains when all was dark.. Took us a minute to decide what that was...LOL