DH and I drove to IL
to check out 4 state parks
that are near each other
to see if they have hiking trails.
Above is the view from Castle Rock Park.
Black Hawk Park
had this huge statue
sculpted by a Chicago artist.
Cool spillway across the river.
We decided not to do any hiking
as deer season (bow hunting) just began...
not a good time to be walking about in the woods!~
I'm just saying'...
We also ran across (quite by accident)
a Fall Festival in Oregon, IL
and decided to walk through
and check out the arts and crafts for sale
in the booths around 2 city blocks.