Starved Rock Veteran’s Day Hike

Veteran’s Day November 8, 2020 was a warm autumn day. Perfect for a hike with Charlie and Lillie! So, we loaded up our gear for hiking and photography. We drove out to Starved Rock. This was our second visit. We went the week prior on November 1. We enjoyed our visit and the area has so much to explore!

On our way to Starved Rock we passed through Norway, IL. Patty thought this was neat as her paternal grandma immigrated to the U.S. from Norway with her parents as a little girl. We came across this dedication to the 80’s Agricultural Crash.

Illinois River Waterway
Illinois Waterway Visitors Center across the river from Starved Rock
Charlie does a pre-hike roll
Let the hiking begin!
Illinois River Dam and riverfront from a Starved Rock viewing area
fall foliage on Eagle Rock
seagulls enjoy a swim
Enrique and Charlie overlook the I & M Canal Passage to take in the gorgeous view. Lillie has her sights on other views.
Parlee vous France? Wee wee. The guide states that the French were the first immigrants in Illinois Country.
A musician plays near Fox Ridge.
wood carved bear, fox, and bird of prey statue near the restaurant entrance
wood carved eagle statue near a trail entrance
While we wait outside for dinner pick up… wagon outside restaurant and lodge
wind whirl
eagle wood carved statue alongside the wind whirl sculpture

Now, for the bonus video! This is the capital building in Austin, TX.

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