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Jun 8, 2020 - Marching on!

Just to let you all know, we are fine and moving east. We arrived at a KOA in Casey, IL this afternoon. We don't normally stay at KOAs but sometimes they are in the right place at the right time with few, if any, other options available. We have increased our rate of travel a bit to hopefully avoid any nasty weather courtesy of Cristobol. ETA in VT still around June 15.

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Oct 26, 2018 - Two mighty rivers

Friday, October 26: WaKeeney, Kansas → Casey, Illinois Weather: low 40sF and mostly sunny, high 40s and intermittent rain by afternoon Route: WaKeeney KOA → I-70E into Missouri → I-270 into Illinois → Casey KOA Highlights: - Last night WaKeeney was cold enough that the Kabin heater ran for most of the night. The wind made the air feel even colder. With 673 miles/10 hours to drive today we had set the alarm for 6:00, an hour before dawn. Breakfast today was muesli soaked in water and mixed with yoghurt (again). - By 6:45 we were driving...

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Aug 26, 2018 - Turkey Run State Park

Sunday, August 26: Richmond, IN KOA → Casey, IL KOA via Turkey Run State Park Weather: Sunny and low 90sF with 60% humidity Route: I-70W through IN → I-65W around Indianapolis → 38th St W → I-465S → US-136W→IN-234W → IN-47W → US-41S → detour on US-36W → IN-63S→Sandford Rd. W → US-150S (end of detour) → National Rd W → I-70 → IL-49N → Casey KOA Highlights: - It was dark at 6:00 when we woke up. - our first (delicious) camping breakfast prepared, of course, by Hubby. He combined quick oats and steel cut oats with sunflower and pumpkin...

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Apr 23, 2016 - Casey, Illinois

We are greeted in the morning by our campground host. “Shall I save your site?” We both laugh. “No, we are really leaving today.” We seem to be having trouble getting out of town! Our plan today is to take Route 46 northwest and stay above any bad weather. We can get on the Interstate and travel one exit north and get on 46 west. But, we do not. Our GPS must now know that we do not like the interstate. It must also have a sense of humor. I check the route she has planned. It seems great. We are soon on a road that is shaded light grey on...

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Sep 26, 2015 - World's Largest Wind Chime, Golf Tee..

Hello Everyone, Today while traveling West toward St. Louis to visit Jeannie’s brother Bob and wife Carol, we saw signs on Rt 70 for the World’s Largest Wind Chime and Golf Tee. Since we were slightly ahead of schedule, decided to stop and have a look. Much to our pleasant surprise, the town of Casey, IL was a very nice quaint town with a slogan of ‘A small town with BIG things’! Not only did they have the World’s Largest Wind Chime, but also the largest Golf Tee, Shoes, Pitch Fork and Rocking Chair with many others in the works… This was a...

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Jul 9, 2013 - Finally Underway

Lampe, MO – Casey, IL 406 miles We got started on our adventure at 10:45 AM after getting all the motorhome loaded with our final provisions and clothes. One row of the basement remains empty for treasures to be acquired along the way. Before departure, our friend Jeff Sapp in Lampe aired up our tires and finished installing a 12-volt electrical receptacle in the back of our Jeep to power the 60 quart freezer we bought to supplement our limited freezer space. Also, Jeff installed a battery cutoff switch under the hood so that we do not have...

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Jul 9, 2012 - Traveling from the Eastern to Central Time Zone

I guess today’s drive was more of the same, but there’s no map of our route because the batteries died in My Spot shortly after passing Indianapolis. We left the Richmond KOA and headed west on US 40. We couldn’t believe that there were no other vehicles on 40 for long stretches. Traveling at 40-45mph with no trucks zooming by makes driving much more relaxed than being on the interstate. We drove through a bunch of small towns – Centerville, Cambridge City, Straughn, Lewisville, Knightstown, Brazil, among others on the way to Terre Haute. I...

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May 12, 2011 - Nashville to Casey, IL

May 12 – Casey, IL An easy, uneventful day on our travels from Nashville to Casey, IL. As an edit to our homepage text, the island on which the Acadia National Park is spelled Mount Desert. Thank you cousin Betty, a permanent Maine resident starting in 2011. When we walked the dogs this morning at the Nashville KOA, I noticed a collection of locust on some of the trees. I took some photos of the various stages of their metamorphosis. We arrived at the Casey, IL KOA with a rainstorm on the horizon. We were welcomed with a nice rainbow near...

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Sep 2, 2010 - Day 8 Casey ILL

drove another 300+ mi on i-40 passing thru mo., and ill., farming country to casey ill., in nice weather except at camp we had another rain/wind storm, how lucky can we be? sorry for so many road direction signs, they are for a friend... again we asked several uhaul etc people about their move and the stories were not happy... our just ok photos for today http://picasaweb.google.com/110975240111565319818/Day8CaseyIll Click the link below to see where we're located....

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May 5, 2009 - Casey, Illinois

After a couple more days in St. Louis on Monday we headed east to Casey, Illinois, about 30 miles west of Terre Haute, Indiana. We are definitely on our way back to New York. During our last few days in St. Louis the Mississippi River overflowed onto the roadway behind the arch where we had taken the carriage ride earlier in the week. Parts of the road where completely covered with water. We had planned to take a riverboat cruise but because of the fast flowing high water the cruises were cancelled. That left us only the casinos for our...

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Jul 1, 2007 - Toto We're Not in Kansas Anymore - Misery in Missouri

They say bad things come in threes. If you count Kyle accidentally standing on the spray bottle of sun lotion for a couple of minutes while we were driving down the highway today -filling the car with SPF 30 - they come in sevens. We are very lucky that all our bad things have left us still intact. We were on the road by 6 a.m. and crossing into Kansas City by 10 a.m. The GPS was doing great until it had us exiting onto a ramp that was closed for construction. All of a sudden we had no choice but to go through the city, pulling a 31 foot...

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Trip Journal

The Jacobs Go West

Jun 14, 2007 - Land of Lincoln tour

Hi all! When we last left you, Batman was strapped to a smoking cannon and the fuse was getting shorter...Oops wrong story. We had rented a van to travel around Illinois and see Greg's family. Thursday found us in St. Jacob, Illinois to visit the Byrnes families {Greg's family} just east of St. Louis. Just a one night layover and then left toward Elgin, Ill. {just outside of Chicago} to attend our niece's wedding. We camped with David & Debra Hunter and their four children, Jessica, Nicole, Amanda, and Oliver. They just returned from a one...

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