June 11, 2018 – Kankakee, Illinois


Off by 9:30 and the rain stopped. Made it all the way without any rain. Did you know that all there is between Springfield and Kankakee is corn – not exciting scenery!

Arrived at Kankakee KOA, it’s a small park in the middle of nowhere and has lots of trees. Was able to find a spot for SAT. All the roads are gravel and the lots are too and they are level. Good Wi-Fi.

And the rain started after we arrived – okay we are here to relax.

Tuesday first time below 70 in the morning in a long time, enjoyable. Worked on the step motor and the gear is worn so need a replacement – no one in town has it.

Did catch Brickstone Brewery for an afternoon cold one.

Wednesday spent the morning doing maintenance on the coach.

After lunch we took the dogs to Kankakee River State Park and walked a trail along the river – great area to picnic and be outside.

It was hot and the dogs refused to go on – they needed shade.

And we saw the local wildlife.

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Stopped by the Frank Lloyd Wright’s “B Harley Bradley” house. Designed in 1900 it was Wright’s first Prairie Style Period. The style is distinguished by a simple, plain, horizontal to the ground with extended overhanging eaves. The geometric art glass patterns reflect natural plant forms. He even had control of the interior design including carpets and furnishings. I understand it only cost $9,000 to build.

 

Beautiful and on the river – nice!

Thursday I visited the FLW house and took a 2-1/2 hour tour – it was great. The docent knew the history and explained many of the design concepts behind the house.

 

 

 

 

 

My favorite room – FLW created the “living room”.

 


Friday we are off to La Crosse, Indiana to visit friends we made in Arizona.

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