Mini Road Trip :: Starved Rock

We went on another mini road trip. To my favorite mini road trippin' place there is.

Since the last time I went ended up being Columbus Day and was jam packed with ruthless families and children and happy golden retrievers. That was horrible! But that is when we went to Ladd, IL
and ended up having drinks at a dive bar. THAT was great.

A few weekends ago, we took Ty on a Monday morning, and there was close to no one there. Starved Rock is amazing at this time of year. Fall colors are my favorite shade of colors. The foggy minded feeling I get gives me nostalgia from high school. We let Ty off his leash a lot. It's pretty hilarious seeing a 1 year and 5 month old, 80 pound, pit bull mix run up and down the hills like it was his first breathe of fresh air. He looked like the happiest dog in the world. The weather was perfect. The exploring was perfect. The hike was perfect. We made sandwiches and ate them looking onto the dam. It was a perfect day!

We drove a little far out and explored an abandoned home. I tried to go in the cellar but I was greeted by a reaaaaal pretty spider, so I ran for the cornfields. We explored the house a little bit and I "ooo!!"ed over the kitchen cabinets. I "oooooo!!!"ed over the deteriorating wallpaper. 
I also think I "oooo!" over a lot. I'm very easily entertained and pleased. But I've always been told it's a good quality of mine.

Tell me about a recent mini road trip of yours.


  1. starved rock is my favorite! love that shit!

  2. I LOVE Starved Rock. I remember going there as a kid. I think we even went on a field trip once. We haven't been back since we've moved back to Illinois, but after this post I definitely want to make it a priority!

  3. Sounds like a lovely trip! I'm not sure I'd have the guts to explore an abandoned house, I'm impressed!