Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The sand pool at the campground


Blue pic of the day


Joliet Illinois and 1st day on Route 66

Today we went to downtown Joliet to look at the various attractions of route 66 in Joliet.

First a few picks of the campgrounds (rain is in the forecast).


Joliet over the years has been known as the city of spires (100’s of churches), city of stone (huge Limestone quarry) and the city of steel.

The Des Plaine River runs through this city and the water of this river ends up in the Mississippi River. There are lots of lift bridges near downtown.



The Ruby Street Bridge (route 66)


In the 1840’s a canal 6 feet deep was built to connect the Mississippi River to the Great Lakes. Joliet is one of the ports from the canal to river boats for this trade. Very little of this original canal survives as the canal has been widened and moved many times over the years.


Our 1st stop for  Route 66 is:1-DSC_0010

The Route 66 Part


Then the museum for Joliet


Then a walk of downtown.


Then a visit to the grand theater called the ‘Rialto’.


This is just the promenade to the theater, but as far as we could get in today.



Then we visited the Joliet Central High School which was built in 1901 in a Gothic Flavor. Restoration work on the 42 exterior doors is well on its way.


Then off to Rich and Creamy for some ice cream.


Dicks Towing has a display on the original route 66


The rain is starting to fall hard so off to home. Tomorrow is to be rainy all day so possibly a down day.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Road Trip to Joliet, Il.

This morning we enjoyed McMullen Memorial County Park, emptied the gray and black tanks and filled up with water.

This is a very nice county park and we are the only campers.


Then about 11 AM we started our road trip to Joliet, Il.


We arrived in Leisure Lake Membership Campground at Sunset.

Monday, October 28, 2013

On the Road Again.

This morning at 7 AM we talked to the service supervisor Mike Christiansen at Boyer Trucks in Savage, Mn. about our diesel leak.

Mike said as soon as there is an empty bay he will look after us. As promised at 8:30 AM the motorhome is in a bay with a mechanic underneath the motorhome. We only need a new fuel line and the part will arrive about 1 PM. At 1:30 we get a call that all is well. So a $29.00 part and $220 labour we are off and running. Thank-you Mike and Boyer Trucks for the great service.

Our destination is a small town park in Warrens Wisconsin.

This photo is us crossing the Mississippi River at the Minnesota Wisconsin boarder near Hudson, Wisconsin.


We arrive at the park in Warrens just before sunset.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Road Trip Cancelled

To day we drove 10 miles to a super Walmart to get supplies. I noticed fluid on our Honda Toad when we stopped. We went in the store and shopped. When we returned  I started our motorhome and the fluid is diesel.

Did an Internet search for a Cummins service centre and found a shop 2.7miles away. So off we went on a Sunday to camp overnight at the Cummins repair shop.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Prior Lake, Mn and a visit with Bob and Lori.

Bob and Lori have been our Arizona neighbors for as long as we have rented on Lone Star Lane, Palm Creek RV Park, Casa Grande, Az. Bob and Lori are very proud of their home in Prior Lake and since we are going through Minnesota we stopped in.

Bob and Lori’s beautiful home in Prior Lake


Lori and Teri in the Family Room


Bob in his favorite chair.


We stayed at the campground in Mystic Casino grounds.1-PA260018

Our campsite.


The Casino from in front of the motor home.


In the evening we went to the show room of the casino and watched the ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ and listen to Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins on December 4th, 1956. This is a semi historical account of this evening. The show and the history of the show was a wonderful performance. Teri and I enjoyed every minute.