Thursday, August 30, 2012

A Day Trip and Isaac Is Coming To Illinois

Rantoul, IL.

63 deg. clear, no wind.

Forecast = Sunny, high of 93F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

As planned, about 8:45, Jim and Linda took CLT and headed to Wilmington, IL yesterday morning. Their Financial Advisor used to have and office in the little town that Jim and Linda used to live in, (Peotone, IL), but last fall, he moved his office to Wilmington. It really doesn't make too much difference except that from here in Rantoul, Wilmington is a little more difficult to get to and it is a little farther. (From here, they took US 136 west to IL 47, 47 up to Dwight, and then followed the Old US 66 to Wilmington.)

Jim and Linda really don't mind though, it's a nice drive through the country if you stay off of the Interstates and he has done a very good job of advising them on their investments. Especially through these last years of tough economic times.

It was right at 10:30 when Jim and Linda got there, so they had to wait about 1/2 an hour because their appointment wasn't until 11:00.

After the meeting, Jim and Linda were hungry, so they asked Dean, (their investor), where there was a good place to eat. He said that one of the best was right across the street at a family restaurant called Chick-A-Dee. Well, they went over there and ate and when Jim asked for the check, the waitress told him that the bill was taken care of by Dean!!!!

Wow!!! What a pleasant surprise!!! Thanks Dean!!! : )

From Wilmington, they followed the Kankakee River to Kankakee, (a very pleasant drive.),  and then took I-57 back down here to Rantoul. It was after 3:00 by the time they returned.

Well, I hope I didn't bore you too much with this post, but Jim and Linda may want to look back on this post to plan the trip from here up to Wilmington in the future.

It doesn't look like we're going to have very good weather for the Labor Day Holiday. The remnants of Hurricane Isaac are heading this way and they're forecasting rain, starting tomorrow night and lasting through Sunday, with total rainfall anywhere between 3 to 6 inches!!!!  : O

As of yesterday evening, Louise has already had 4 cancellations of RV sites here at the CG and she's expecting there will be more. : (

Did you know that in 1887, Oregon was the first state to make Labor Day a holiday?


  1. Dave from IL BunchAugust 30, 2012 at 11:05 AM

    Last nights forecast was for up to 9" in our area (about an hour south of Rantoul).


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