Some Simple Summer Adventures

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We broke from tradition this year and instead of taking one long trip, we took some time off and had some smaller adventures closer to home. It was delightful – a tank full of gas, camping chairs, a picnic and great weather made these places really fun!

Elephant Rock State Park, Belleview, MO

Johnson Shut Ins, Middle Brook, MO

Trail Of Tears State Park, Jackson, MO

Bald Knob Cross, Alto Pass, IL

Giant City State Park, Makanda, IL

Pere Marquette, Grafton, IL

River Road Bike Trail, Grafton, IL

Old McKendree Chapel, Jackson, MO

Liberty Bell Of The West, Chester, IL

Illinois’ First Capital (Kaskaskia Island)

Popeye Character Trail, Chester, IL

Burden Falls, Stonefort, IL

Rend Lake State Park, Whittington, IL

Bell Smith Springs, Ozark, IL

Several years ago, I also listed 30 Great Midwest Stops. Here’s a link, even though I probably need to do some updating.

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