Monday, April 4, 2016


Sunday, April 3 – We had another long driving day north on I-55 through Missouri to Springfield, IL. It was a nice and SMOOTH ride on I-55. That's a pretty nice interstate! The roads through Arkansas were nice also. This route is much easier on your vehicle rather than the southern route on I-10 through Louisiana, that's for sure!

Can you guess what city we went through on our way to Springfield.
St. Louis

Can’t get to the East unless you cross the Mighty Mississippi.
Mississippi River

We are in Springfield, IL, to see everything Lincoln and to visit the Illinois State Capitol. We are staying at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. The grounds encompasses over 360 acres of land that is fully fenced for added security. This place is huge! It is a pretty nice place to stay.

Abe greats visitors at the front gate.

One of the many, many, many buildings on the grounds.Springfield State Fairgrounds

We have never seen a poultry building as nice as this one.
Springfield State Fairgrounds

We have a full-hookup site with 50 amp electric. The hookups are at the very rear of the campsite so hooking up water and sewer were a little challenging for us. Paul had to dig out our extra sewer hose. He's going to need it anyway, because we found our regular sewer hose full of holes. He's not sure if it was sun damage or if the landscapers at the Houston Elks chewed it up with their line trimmer.

We are camping on the blacktop instead of the sites on grass. It's pretty wet here from spring rains and more rain is in the forecast for later in the week. At least we won't track mud into the RV. The campground just reopened for the season on April 1. There aren't many campers here, so we have plenty of room to spread out. Our closest neighbor is four sites away. It's nice that they spread out the RV's so they aren't sitting next to each other. An added bonus is if you are 55 or older it is only $20/night instead of $25.

Springfield State Fairgrounds

Springfield State Fairgrounds

Looking right.
Springfield State Fairgrounds

Looking left.
Springfield State Fairgrounds

Marsha has several days of intensive sightseeing planned. She's been looking forward to seeing this area and all things Lincoln for several years so Paul needs to get ready for a couple long days walking all over town. Check back and see if he survives the tours.....:-)

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day.