Took the kids to Dickson Mounts near Havana on Saturday…. They were pretty bored until we got to the playground! I tried to see if Summer picked up on anything during the visit, and was shocked when she knew what a Wigwam was…
After that, we took a bike ride around some national wildlife refuge down the road. It follows the Illinois River, and had a nice hiking trail to follow. The kids liked that, so I looked like a hero by the end of the day!
I have to mention this… I had this conversation with Joe and Syl the other night about England. One thing that kills me about our country, is the complete and utter lack of hiking trails. I would have loved to have ridden a few more miles on our bikes, but that was not possible without getting on a major road. I really have this socialist bend about letting us walk through your private property.
On that note. I am shocked at the lack of national park involvement with the “Mounds”. You have this GREAT facility in the middle of nowhere and you are hard pressed to find a single “mound”. I can find ONE! In England… “English Heritage” would have these areas fenced off, and surrounded by a walking tour of the area. I realize that most of the mounds have been tampered with and “owned” for many generations…. But anyone who owns property with such a structure should be jumping at the opportunity to show it off. (Then they can set up a soda machine down the way and make a buck as well!) Its depressing when you start to think about the legacy these people left…
Today… Ang noted to me that Randy had left a few bales of hay for us after he did a cutting on the waterway… No problem, lets fill the truck up and bring it in to the barn…. Ha Ha! Once we got down there, we saw that he baled the WHOLE waterway!!! It was like 60 bales! The Tundra said “No Way”… We made 4 trips, and had to throw all those suckers up in the loft. (I was bleeding on my forearms!) On a positive note. This means we don’t need any hay for the next year! We are stocked up!
Did I mention I liked Superman?
I love Netflix! We rented the “4400” on DVD and watched the first 2 shows of that last night… Pretty darn good. The kids liked “Kiki’s Delivery Service”.