Sunday, June 28, 2020

Geese, Dragonflies, and Illinois College

When I woke up at Wakonda State Park the geese were still at it. Waddling around and waiting for a moment of weakness at which to strike.

Battle of Athens State Historic Site is where the northernmost Civil War battle fought west of the Mississippi occurred. An awesome detail of the battle was the rebels had a cannon they made out of a hollowed out log but they only fired it once then it blew up!

I thought that this Missouri State Guard flag was interesting.

A cloud of Eastern Pondhawks was swooping at Iliniwek Village State Historic Site near the IL/MO/IA borders. The site is the only Illinois Indian village site found in MO and is thought to have been occupied from about 1640-1670s.

We packed up camp and said goodbye to the birds.

We drove from the park to visit Springfield. I took a detour to Illinois College to show Lydia my old stomping grounds. Beecher Hall, home of the prestigious Phi Alpha Literary Society.

Gardner Hall was where I lived freshman year.

We stopped at a park and bumped into a shirtless Danny.

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