Geneseo, IL High 78 Low 48
We made our way on I-80 to Geneseo yesterday. I-80 is such a “joy” to drive with its bumper to bumper semi’s. We’re staying at the Geneseo Campground which is a wonderful place. Nice level sites on the Hennepin Canal.
The main reason for our stop here was to visit our neighbors from the Santa Fe RV Park in Apache Junction. Peg and John live across the street from us there. John is the 91 year old that goes fishing with Jim. Both Jim and I hope that we are as active as they are when we get to their age.
We celebrated Jim’s birthday today by going to Bishop Hill for lunch with John and Peg. Bishop Hill is called Utopia on the prairie and was founded as a religious community in 1846 by Swedish immigrants seeking religious freedom. We stumbled upon this neat little town in 2009. You can read about our visit here.
We did visit their wonderful museum and the docent sent us to P. L. Johnson’s for lunch. After eating our lunch I was glad the bakery was closed so we had to go to a different place for lunch.
My grilled chicken/spinach salad was fabulous. Look at all that fruit.
Jim had the Swedish meatballs which were also excellent.
And where else but DQ for dessert. Banana Splits were a big hit.
We have had a wonderful visit with these dear friends and look forward to more good times down in Arizona.