We continued our travels across the Midwest through the states of Illinois and Iowa. Lots and Lots of farmland in these two states. Some of the crops have already been harvested but there is still a lot of crops left in the fields.
On Wednesday night we stopped for the night at the Galesburg East Campground near Galesburg, Illinois. We only spent one night in the campground so we did not have time to visit Galesburg. Galesburg is the home town of Carl Sandburg, the poet and biographer of Abraham Lincoln. The campground had a nice walking trail that started at the campground and wound through some woods and prairie land nearby.
|Our site in the Galesburg East Campground.|
We stopped at a rest stop in Iowa to have lunch and walk around a bit. The rest stops in Iowa are some of the nicest we have run across in our travels.
|Artwork in an Iowa rest stop on I-80.|
|Nice site with a view of the lake.|
|The boat launch near the campground has a life jacket loaner program.|
|Mike reading information about the lake.|
On Saturday we took the Jeep into Des Moines to do some shopping (COSTCO and Trader Joe's). In the afternoon we took a 1.5 hour hike along one of the trails near the campground. It was a nice paved hiking/biking trail that winds through some prairie land near the lake.
|Signs along the trail. You can get information on your cellphone|
about the area.
|Connie with Lake Saylorville behind her.|