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Starved Rock State Park — Oglesby, IL

After we got back on the road after our road debris encounter, we arrived at Starved Rock State Park on Tuesday afternoon.

However, when we arrived, we couldn’t start our Honda CRV. Dead battery? We even thought we might have towed it with the park brake on. Did we destroy the transmission? We were in a panic. But we were able to get it together and schedule the car to be towed to a local Honda dealer.

So Tuesday ended on a sour note . . . first an RV problem, now the car. Oy veh.

Wednesday I (Tom) spent the morning at the local Honda dealership in Ottawa, but found out that the only thing wrong with our car was a dead battery. So it cost $95 for a charge. Much better than installing a rebuilt transmission. Whew!

But the best Wednesday moment was watching wild turkeys walk next to our RV and through the park.

On Thursday there were no issues with any of our vehicles, but it did rain all morning.

However, after we ate lunch, we were finally able to get out and about . . .

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NEXT STOP: Johnson-Sauk State Recreation Area

5 Comments Post a comment
  1. emhuze609 #

    Very tranquil-looking setting. Glad you are safely there.

    August 23, 2013
  2. Ditto!

    August 23, 2013
  3. Wally #

    You seem to be quite adept with technology. It would be nice to see a map with your travel route on it on this site. Whaddya think?

    August 24, 2013
    • I agree. I’m teaching myself how to use that feature in Google Maps. Give me a few months.

      August 24, 2013
  4. #

    As always, love your photos. What a scenic area. Glad everything turned out OK with your Honda. Buy lots of good luck charms. Kath

    August 24, 2013

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