Out & About In Illinois

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Out & About In Illinois

Postby IrishIroamed » Sat May 24, 2014 8:08 pm

Although Chicago land proper is not RV friendly, but the burbs and other counties are, thought I'd share some pics of my day trips this vacation week.

Chicago Botanic Garden: http://irishiroamiwrite.blogspot.com/2014/05/chicago-botanic-garden.html

Severnson Dells Nature Center (Rockford): http://irishiroamiwrite.blogspot.com/2014/05/two-fer-tuesday-in-rockford-il-first.html

Anderson Japanese Garden (Rockford): http://irishiroamiwrite.blogspot.com/2014/05/two-fer-tuesday-in-rockford-il-second.html

White Pines Forest SP (Mt Morris) & Mississippi Palisades SP (Savanna): http://irishiroamiwrite.blogspot.com/2014/05/country-roads-cows-and-currents.html

Wandell Sculpture Garden (Urbana): http://irishiroamiwrite.blogspot.com/2014/05/wandell-sculpture-garden-urbana-il.html

Grosse Point Lighthouse (Evanston): http://irishiroamiwrite.blogspot.com/2014/05/grosse-point-lighthouse.html

Peck Farm Butterflies (Geneva): http://irishiroamiwrite.blogspot.com/2014/05/butterflies-flutter-by-geneva-il.html

Apologies to Kathleen - I decided to run down to Urbana at the last minute. You didn't miss much at the sculpture garden. A 2 hour drive wasn't worth the 1/2 visit, but if you're ever towards Urbana, you could trike it in about the same time we did the trail at your house.
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Re: Out & About In Illinois

Postby VickieP » Sat May 24, 2014 8:42 pm

Um all I can say is WOW, you've been holding out! :lol: All these little adventures are great, so quit holding on to them & show us more often. :)
(Glad you had a chance to get away & enjoy the nice weather.)
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Re: Out & About In Illinois

Postby BarbaraRose » Sun May 25, 2014 12:16 am

Great pics! I absolutely love Japanese gardens and butterfly gardens! You've been busy!

Just found out that our local Landscape Arboretum now has a butterfly garden, so will have to go check that out. They also have a Japanese garden but it isn't very big, but is nice.
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Re: Out & About In Illinois

Postby bluepinecones » Sun May 25, 2014 7:17 am

thanks for sharing those.
Also glad you got to meet Kathleen
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Re: Out & About In Illinois

Postby snowball » Sun May 25, 2014 11:47 pm

wanted to look at these last night but computer is being slow and I'm back on Verizon so don't want to
use up my time will look at them this week while at my dd's
Then I'll have some things to see in Illinois
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Re: Out & About In Illinois

Postby gingerK » Mon May 26, 2014 8:16 am

Wonderful pics and posts, Cheryl! I really enjoyed it, thanks!
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