Thursday, July 28, 2011

Davenport, IA To Rantoul, IL and Settled Back Into Site #5

Rantoul, IL.

73 deg. Hazy, no wind.

Forecast = Hot and humid. Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Heat index readings 102 to 107.

The trip from Davenport to Rantoul was uneventful. We left Davenport about 5 after 9:00 and once back on I-280, crossed the Mississippi River into Illinois, turned South on I-74 and followed it all the way to SE of the Bloomington / Normal area where we turned East on US 136.  136 then brought us here to Rantoul and back to the Prairie Pines Campground

It was about 12:35 when we pulled in so it took us about 3 1/2 hours to travel 188 miles.

I'm now settled back into Site #5, where I was before we left for Wisconsin. I had hoped site #7 would be available when we returned, (I like that site a little better), but it was not. This site is fine but I like how 7 is positioned, and there is more shade on that site during the late afternoon part of the day.

I don't know if you heard about it, but there was a plane crash here in Rantoul while we were gone. A small plane carrying 3 people hit some electrical wires and crashed in a field right next to the CG.

If you want, you can read about it here. Rantoul Plane Crash

Anyway, they still have to do some more repairs on the wires that the plane hit so Louise informed Jim yesterday afternoon, that this morning, at about 8:00, all the power to the CG will be turned off for awhile. She said that they have all the equipment in place and hopefully it won't take too long, especially since the temperatures are supposed to be in the mid 90's today.

Jim says that if it takes too long and it gets too hot inside of me, he'll just fire up my generator for while. It's really not a big deal if you have a self-contained RV. ; )

Don't know what's going to be happening today. Jim and Linda need to get a few groceries, but other than that, I don't think much else will be happening, especially with the very high temperature and humidity conditions that we'll be having.

Did you know that today is "National Milk Chocolate Day"?


  1. Yep. It's nice to have a generator to turn on when they work on the electricity. Don't get too hot while working on the rest of the boxes.

  2. So glad you weren't there when the plane went down. That would have been hard to witness. Stay cool!


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