Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Roadside Illinois

Illinois
"Land of Lincoln"
December 3, 1818,
21st state
Some trucking scenes from Illinois...
Northwest Illinois farm

Central Illinois farm

Southern Illinois farm

Illinois River Bridge,
William H. Dietrich Memorial Bridge
Beardstown, IL
The Illinois River

The Effingham Cross
at Highways 57 & 70,
Effingham, Illinois
"World's Largest Cross"
Built in 2001, the cross is
198 feet tall and 113 feet wide, 
& forged from 180 tons of steel.


Linking to Our World Tuesday
#79

20 comments:

  1. Great pictures! I especially love the first three. They remind me of my many trips across the country.

    Have a wonderful Tuesday!

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    1. I had to include the first three! They call Illinoisians "Flatlanders" for a reason. Thanks!

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  2. The bridges and rivers do it for me. Everything looks so grand. Thanks for delightful insight.

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    1. I absolutely love rivers and bridges! I always find myself drawn to them and trees. Thanks!

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  3. I love bridges, too! The photos are lovely!

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  4. Lovely photos and my favorite part is no snow! I grew up in Michigan and now have spent more years growing up In Minnesota and I have traveled through here many times! One of my fave tucked away pleasures is Galena!

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    1. Sadly, I mislead you. We get lots of snow. These were taken a couple of months ago, when I went with Bill on a trucking trip. In fact we have 6" of snow coming today. Illinois does have some nice areas, but I love the North Woods the best!

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  5. Looks like lots of farms no matter where you go in the state! Thanks for sharing! You get a unique perspective of the country.

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    1. Thanks! I hope to go back out with Bill this Spring. It is hard to take pictures from a big rig, though!

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    1. Illinois is not a bad place. It is part of America's Heartland.

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  7. Thanks for the pics, I feel right at home. :-)

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  8. Like the farm scenes!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    1. Thanks, Gary. Taking pictures from an 18-wheeler is difficult!

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  9. Living in Illinois all of my life I have always looked to other places I wanted to go because I never though Illinois was a pretty place. Then, when I started with photography and honed my appreciation for the simpler things, I began to see the beauty in my own state. We do have a little of everything ... and what is more peaceful than a quiet farm scene with animals grazing and "amber waves of grain" as we say. Great picture, ye who claims to not have any photographic talent ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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    1. Oh, my...that is a weird thought, having moved so much! Illinois is not bad, but I do prefer UP North! I hope to get better pictures on the next Road Trip!

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  10. This so makes me miss my road trip. I hope to do it again this summer, somehow. Love the pictures!

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    1. Thanks for coming by! I hope you get that deserved trip!

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