Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tennessee To Kentucky To Illinois and H.B.L.

Goreville, IL (Hilltop CG)

65 deg. clear, no wind.
Forecast = Mostly sunny. Highs around 90°F. Heat index around 99°F. East southeast wind 1 to 6 MPH.

There really wasn't any hurry, so it was about 9:40 when we pulled out of the Clarksville CG. Once back on I-24, we continued NW through Kentucky and into Illinois.

24 in Kentucky was quite rough in places and there were some spots where the pavement was broken and potholes had developed. 24 in Illinois was OK except for the bridge approaches, which has, for as long as I can remember, been a problem. :-(

As we crossed into IL, we stopped at the Welcome Center Rest Area for a "pit stop" and to check if everything was OK after the rough sections of road in KY. Everything was fine and soon we were turning off of I-24 at exit #7. Once off of the Interstate, we turned West on Tunnel Hill Road, which took us Rt. 37. Turning North on 37 brought us to the little town of Goreville, where we again turned West on Main St./Goreville Rd. Following Goreville Rd. brought us to Baker Lane and the Hilltop CG, which is just before you get ti I-57.

If you have a Big Rig, you might want to take I-24 up to I-57 and then come back down on 57 to the CG. Tunnel Hill Rd. and Goreville Rd. are basically good roads, but they are somewhat narrow, twisty and in places very hilly!!

We like the Hilltop CG, it's a fairly small park and owners and manager are supper nice. They have both back-in and Pull-through sites and it looks like all of them are nice and level. Some have 30 amp electric, and some have 50 amp, and many, if not all are full hook-up.

We're in site #10 and it has some nice big trees for shade, which is nice because the high yesterday was around 90 degrees.

It was 12:05 when we pulled in, so it took us about 2 hours and 25 minutes to travel 138 miles and make the "pit stop". 

Today, we'll be heading for Rantoul, IL. Jim called Louise yesterday morning to give her a "heads up" on our plans, but she already knew we were coming because she was reading yesterday's blog post at the time. ;-) 

It'll be a little over 200 miles up there, but we're not in a big rush and know that we'll have a nice site whatever time we get there.

Oh!!!! And one more thing. Happy Birthday Linda!!!! I'm so glad that were going to be able to make it back to Rantoul for your big day!!!! ;-)

Did you know that more people celebrate their birthdays in August than in any other month? The two other months in which birthday rates are high is July and September.


  1. Happy Birthday Linda! I hope you have a very special day!

  2. Happy Birthday Linda!!!!
    See ya' soon.

  3. Happy Birthday Linda, and many more. Go glad you are going to be in Rantoul to celebrate.

  4. Happy birthday, Linda!! What a great way to celebrate!