Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!

Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!
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Thursday, September 18, 2008

A Few Days Through Illinois

We now have perfect weather ahead for the next 10 days at least…thank you Mother Nature! Since leaving Hickory Lake CG…we have been in the cold, rain, damp and just uninviting weather…but now this is how we love to travel. Except of course when we encountered the terribly rough roads…wide loads…traffic…construction…through the lower end of Chicago. The last time through this area we took the Interstates with a few deviations through Chicago, so this time we opted to stay clear of the entire area but it wasn’t any easier but we are here now.

We arrived at Empress Casino and found the Oasis RV Park right next to it without a problem…the office was closed even though it was in the middle of the day, so we just hooked up and checked in at the Hotel Desk as many of the Casinos do. The area is huge…a hotel…casino and the RV Park….which stays open until the end of October or when “the water freezes”, whichever comes first as one security guard informed us.

We drove all Interstate from Joliet into East Saint Louis…with only one wrong turn while attempting to find our Exit 2A…it was suppose to be on the left but we got to the left too early and ended up on another Interstate…caught ourselves on two wheels making turns (a little exaggeration, but only a little)…finally found the Casino Queen RV Park and got settled in.

Had a fun time at the Casino that claims to have the loosest slots in the country…we won as usual but we still think the loosest Casino was the Dakota Magic in North Dakota but this one does come close. The buffet was really good with a wide variety and special touches…the workers were absolutely accommodating…very classy place and the best of all is there is “No Smoking” except for in designated areas. It was really nice to have no smoke in our faces and finding ashes everywhere on the machines as we have lately at other Casinos. It is so nice to be non-smokers!

Coming tomorrow…our day sightseeing the Gateway Arch!

If you have to control anything today…let it be your own thoughts and actions.

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