Drove 150 miles today to Fox Ridge State Park, just south of Charleston, IL. Found cheap ($3.28/gallon) gas before we got out of Indianapolis.
The drive was going fine until Daniel (our GPS guy) took us off I-70 with about 30 miles to go to the park. We ended up on county roads that got more and more narrow, and finally about 7 miles from the campground the road turned to gravel, then dirt. As we approached a dry, rocky stream bed, we decided it was time to unhook the car and attempt to turn around. Fortunately there was a spot to turn just before we unhooked so Jim didn’t have to back up for miles on the road. It is nice to have a GPS to rely on, but sometimes I think we need to go back to maps.
The sites here at Fox Ridge are very private and wooded, with electric but no water at the sites, for $20 a night. After we got settled we went for a hike on a couple of the trails. Lots of trees, and lots of stairs, and this was our view from the Eagle’s Nest lookout.
Nothing but more trees.
But it was a good workout. This is our third day of no sun, and we are about at our limit for gray skies. Hope we drive into some sunshine tomorrow.