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.

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      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.

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      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.

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      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.

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      Watched a little TV and hit the sack.

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