But...this was a holiday weekend and it was sunny! With not a lot of time or money to be had we took a day trip to the southern end of Illinois.
We stopped here. It's my first ever covered bridge.
I was able to make a panoramic photo for the first time too using photoshop elements 9.
It's rained a lot here in Illinois and the creek that goes under the 1854 Mary's River Covered Bridge in Chester, IL was rushing like a large river cascading over a cliff.
The bridge was originally a planked toll road between Breman and Chester (home of Popeye) and now it's historical place for a picnic. Except we didn't bring one!
Get-aways don't have to cost a lot and you don't have to go far. Exploring our state is fun and do-able in a day.
For more a2z check out Patty Wysong's blog for links.
posted by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer