Kankakee, IL High 70 Low 55
After breakfast we left Geneseo and ended up at the KOA in Kankakee, IL. We are on our way to Middlebury, IN. Yes, we are going to go north for a few days before we continue east and south.
We went a few miles on I-80 and then headed off onto backroads. I much prefer these roads to the interstate. I loved seeing all the churches amongst the cornfields.
The clouds were so fluffy in the blue sky.
We also crossed the Illinois River on the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Bridge.
Our journey today from Kankakee to Middlebury on backroads was not a good idea. Jim was not impressed with my choice of roads.
These are two lane roads with very little shoulder. Lots of little towns to slow down for, lots of curves, and for some reason so many semis. Oversize loads – we must have followed at least four of them. This one was definitely the largest.
Needless to say we did not make very good time. We also ended up behind an “older” driver who wouldn’t go over 40 mph (speed limit was 55) and absolutely no place to pass him.
This was a beautiful section of the road.
Cute water tower
When we got to Logansport, there was a small sign that said the bridge was out on Highway 24. But their detour signs were non-existent. We had to stop and get directions in order to get over the river and find our route again.
We are finally in Middlebury, IN and ready to relax for a couple of days. Gotta give Jim a chance to recover.