Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Garden of the Gods


September 9, 2013

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We got up early this morning to watch the sun rise over the Ohio River our boondocking site next to the river.  We then ate breakfast and headed over to one of Doug and Carries’ rental cabins located about 14 miles from their Marina.  Doug suggested that we stay at the cabin.  It has a 20 amp outlet, water and a sewer connection.  There are three very nice cabins they rent out.  Unfortunately, AT&T again has no bars here so I am unable to make a phone call.  However, Doug added WIFI to the cabins so I am able to access the Internet.

After getting settled in, we headed out in the jeep for the Garden of the Gods.  This is an area in the Shawnee National Forest that has beautiful rock formations.  They are compressed into a quarter mile trail that has a nice rock walkway.  Of course there are a lot of places you need to rock climb to get the best pictures. 

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It was so hot and humid we were dead after that.  We took a dirt road through the forest for about 15 miles on our way home to give the jeep a little work-out.  Here is a pic of a Southern Illinois interstate.

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The rest of the day was spent resting and watching “some football.”

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