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Algonquin, IL
July 1, 2001

My purpose in visiting Algonquin was to catch up with my friend Judith, who I met when I was in Sedona last February.  That, of course, was a very special time for me as that was where I was inspired to fulfill my dream of travel via fulltime RVing. Algonquin is really a charming town, about an hour from Chicago, with massive trees and beautiful greenery everywhere. Another thing I’ve noticed about towns that have long cold winters - they really celebrate the summers with annual flowers abounding in all the private yards and public places. Judith lives right on a lake and has a heated pool, so we had lots of time to swim and catch up with each other’s lives.

Places I've


(Alaska trip)
Victoria, BC

Cedar Point


New Orleans

New York
  Niagara Falls
After 9-11

Oregon Coast/
CA Redwoods





I really did enjoy the Renaissance Fair - we attended as Lady Judith's guests and I just loved all the elegantly costumed ladies and dashing men speaking in the language of the period - it was really great fun. Don was a great sport taking pics of me with the handsome Sir John and the dashing buccaneer.

We parked the RVs at Buffalo Park, a forest preserve that was especially nice - right on a river with a big fat friendly duck that visited regularly, but the nicest part was the magical fireflies that put on a fantasy show every night. The woods nearby were just full of them - I’ve never seen anything like it before. Now I understand the other name given them - lightening bugs - the flashes emitted from such a large number really did seem like flashes of lightening - either that or fairies dusting the night sky, I couldn’t decide.
Our next adventure - Ride the wild roller coasters of: Cedar Point

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