We just got back last week from taking our trip down to southern IL. It was such a fun trip and one that we will always remember. Steve's Dad bought a car from a lady he knew up by where we live. So we picked up the car and delivered to him to Metropolis, IL. Yes, it is the town of Superman ;0)
We spent the night at Steve's Dad's house and then we went and stayed in a cabin about 1.5 hours from where my father-in-law lives. It was one of the only state parks that had cabins to stay in as well. It was so beautiful. We were one of two people staying there that night.
On the way home we came across another park that looked interesting and it had a hotel there. The hotel had fireplaces in each room (which is what Steve was hoping our cabin would have but didn't) so we decided to stay the night there as well.
Below are some pictures of our little weekend trip!
The proud new car owners (Jerry & Petra). That's the car that Steve drove while I followed him behind.
This is down-town Metropolis, IL. As you can see in the store window there, it's all about superman.
This is there Superman statue. The fence that's all around the statue is in the shape of the diamond like on Clark Kents chest.
Here is the cabin we stayed in at the state park. It was so isolated and quiet. It was just beautiful at night with all the stars as well.
There was this tower at the state park that was 86 steps high, so we climbed it and took this picture.
While we were leaving the next day, we came across this sign that said "Covered Bridge" with an arrow. Steve looked it up in our travel book and it is only 1 of 5 still remaining in IL. We followed the signs and this is what we found!
This is what was posted on the bridge.
This is the golf course park we came across that day. As we were driving in we saw wild turkeys crossing the road and deer all over were feeding off of the green. We probably saw 30 deer eating.