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Gene Goodwin Park, Gays, Illinois

Gene Goodwin Park, Gays, Illinois Two-Story Outhouse
sign says:"Thanks for visiting The World Renown Historical Two Story Outhouse Outhouses are original pieces of history. They are disappearing with no proof that they ever existed. Outhouses were once an important part of everyday life, and their historic contribution should be recorded for prosperity. The outhouse is a fast disappearing piece of architecture. The young people hardly know anything about these little structures and have no understanding of the lifestyle that went with them. Preserving history is our goal"
From the pictures included here (they are glaring, too much sun that day these were taken, chatting with a few locals and several of our camping friends as well) ...this was a 2 story home ...separate families on each level ...holes are not over each other, just a path or place to walk out over each other to use the restroom, so it is officially a 2 story outhouse ... for your information or a better explanati…

Round Barn, Illinois

We were staying at Lake Shelbyville, Illinois ...a camping friend told us of a local ROUND barn ...the man apparently just started building it ...she was hoping we would see him and get the whole story??!
No luck, no one was around, What do you think the story is? I guess some folks just like to build things? Buildings, cars, houses? ...WHAT a gorgeous view. Hope you are well this week. Take Care. Thank you for your visit. Beth ( ;

Illinois rambling ...

First trip of the year, we did travel to the great state of Illinois. Normally I have such a huge amount of photos to share that I never run out... or at least I can go kayaking on a weekend and fill the next few weeks til we are on the road. But this virus has really changed the world. SO many trips have been cancelled and I did wonder if this trip would be as well???! It was a quick get away and YES, we traveled 725 miles to get there in ONE DAY!! Why, well we wanted to spend our full time at Lake Shelbyville, IL. We got to kayak in the AM, before it got to warm. Did a lot of biking around the campground. We did socialize in a "social distant" way, wore mask into Walmart, Rural King and Menards. We do not like the masks way of life but I guess it is the way of the world for right now??! 
The hubby was driving when I took these shots, just snap and go ...click, and click and CLICK again. I love doing that. Not knowing what you will get and some are pretty cool, some include …

Yanceyville Mill, Virginia

Hey friends. Wow, I am sharing this several weeks after we went for a drive, and I have sadly run out of posts, so I thought I would share this event with ya, staying at home 24/7 is nuts ...my hubby is working from home. Amazing how noises that might have been annoying in the past, are now just comforting to hear something, anything ...just to know there is someone else out there??! Dog, people, any one beside you and your hubby, who are the only folks you are seeing on the daily??! So we had gotten in a somewhat normal (if you can call it normal, what is normal, anyways?) routine, working from home, sleeping, eating, trying to get some entertainment other than the silly news, we have been watching Northern Exposure, been meaning to watch that series, it was high time to do so ... we wanted to see something new/different, other than those four walls (you know, your house walls, LOL!!) so we jumped into Luigi (my Fiat 500) and took a drive in the country. Saw this beauty, Yanceyville …