2010-07-05 - IN to IL Roadtrip - Rest Park1010We’re on the road again!  We traveled Interstate 74 today, a new route for us.  The roadsides remained the same from Indiana into Illinois, as we passed cornfield after cornfield.

We have found, as we’ve passed through Illinois before, that the state has some of the best rest stops we have found.  The pictures below are from the welcome station on I-74 as you enter Illinois.

In front of the information area is an antique road grader. A little research turned up that this pull type grader model was manufactured between 1905 and 1961.2010-07-05 - IN to IL Roadtrip - Rest Park10062010-07-05 - IN to IL Roadtrip - Rest Park1007The operator spent his days standing unprotected on open grader.2010-07-05 - IN to IL Roadtrip - Rest Park1008

A short walking path winds near a small lake behind the center.

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