Posted by: Barbara Evanhoe | October 4, 2010

On the Road Again

This Monday morning finds us at Hickory Shores Resort on Carlyle Lake, Carlyle, IL, after a mostly uneventful trip from Kansas yesterday. Spent most of the day on I-70 through Missouri.

Even though they are really an eyesore, I always enjoy reading the billboards on that road ~ it gives a navigator something to do on a long, straight stretch of highway.

The day went well, as we managed to circumvent most of the St. Louis traffic by taking a northern route, and traveling on a Sunday helped a lot too.

The only collateral damage from the trip is that one of our rear stabilizer jacks was bent sideways after coming into contact with something we have yet to figure out, since we did not notice anything out-of-the-ordinary . Luckily we were able to straighten it out ~ no permanent harm done.

Keith is cooking breakfast while I publish this short post before we climb back in the truck for another day of travel.

If the day goes as planned, we will arrive at a KOA campground in Argillite, Kentucky this evening.

We’ll let you know how that goes!



  1. Hi, to you both.
    I am fine, having a great time beeing here @ the baloon fiesta. I went chasing the baloons this AM saw 3 come down on the west side of 528. It was fun.
    Good Travel, Reinhold

    • So good to hear from you, Reinhold 🙂 We have to make it to the Balloon Fiesta next year – hope to see you then!

  2. Ah yes, we traveled that route many times on the way to visit my grandparents in Salem, Illinois. If you go through north St. Louis again sometime, the Cahokia Mounds are pretty interesting. There’s a nice museum & you can climb the mounds! Pleasant journies. SB

    • Thanks, Susan – We’ll put Cahokia Mounds on our list of “places to see” when we head back east!

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