Monday, July 04, 2011
Wow, I discovered the beauty of southern Illinois over the holiday weekend on a short road trip. It was funny because, for the first time, I was looking for opportunities to walk/hike. Now I didn't pick anything too long, mainly due to the heat and humidity, but I did a few mile/mile and a half hikes, and I loved them! I saw some amazing places: Giant City State Park, Cache River State Natural Area (a Cypress swamp in IL--who knew?), Cave-in-Rock State Park, and Garden of the Gods Recreation Area.