Stephen A Forbes State Park

      Thursday, September 12, 2013

      This morning we headed toward home, but decided to only go part way and stay at the Stephen A Forbes State Park Northeast of Salem, Illinois.  It is a beautiful park on a fairly large lake.  We got into the park around 2 pm and set up in a pull through with a great view of the South so we can watch the Thursday Night football.


      A cold front came through this evening and it has cooled down for the first time on our trip.  Took a bike ride around the park and two deer bounced across the road in front of me. 

      Dolly, Fergie and I took a nice walk down to the lake this evening.  We saw several groups of large turkeys walking quickly through the woods nearby.  Would have made a nice dinner, but they were too quick for the Fergie to catch.


      Spent the remainder of the evening watching “some football”. 


      Friday, September 13, 2013

      This morning is so beautiful and cool, we decided to stay another day.  At 6:30 this morning I went down to the lake to fish while Dolly and Fergie slept in.  Stayed for over an hour and not one bite.  Lost a nice lure in a tree and caught one stick and that was it for fishing.


      Took several bike rides but other than that we sat around and did nothing all day.

      At 5:00, Dolly, Fergie and I walked to the Lakeside Restaurant and Marina for some dinner.  We sat outside on tables near the water and had our fish and burgers.  It was a lovely, cool evening without a cloud in the sky.


      Watched a little TV and hit the sack.

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