On the Road Again

Current Location: Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park, Effingham, Illinois

We started our epic journey west today by traveling due north. We left the KOA in Nashville about 8:30 AM and headed up I-24 to I-57 in Illinois and stopped here in Effingham about 3:00PM.

Crossing the Ohio River

Crossing the Ohio River

This park is really a nice little park tucked away behind some residential areas near a shopping center. Everyone was very friendly and helped us get to our site with no problems. We have a nice shaded pull-through site. Fortunately, we called ahead to reserve a spot – there was a No Vacancy sign on the door when we left after dinner to run some errands.

Our site

Our site

Woodsy view

Woodsy view

Today’s stop makes state number 31 we’ve visited. State 30 was almost a year ago (Colorado on Aug. 24, 2014). We had a little trouble trying to find our state stickers since we’ve changed rigs since the last time we stuck one on.

State 31 - Illinois

State 31 – Illinois

While the trailer cooled off once we had it set up, we drove over to Menard’s and looked around. We also stopped by Murphy Oil and filled up the truck for 2.489 a gallon for diesel. We ran out after dinner and stopped at Culver’s for dessert, then stopped by the Dollar General to pick up some paper products we needed. We also took time to scavenge at the Goodwill next door, scoring several old record albums for 99 cents each.

Back at the campground, we relaxed the rest of the evening. There was a nice sunset we almost missed, but the trees were hiding most of it.

Sunset on the lake

Sunset on the lake

Today’s license plate finds – 25 of 51 plates.

License Plates

License Plates

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