(Marion, IL) Hi 63 Lo 52, with rain off and on all day. We went to breakfast at a nearby local restaurant, then hitched up in the drizzle and got on the road by 10:30am. Besides the rain we had construction on I-24 off and on all the way to Metropolis, IL, where we picked up I-57 for a short jog to Marion, IL. It was single lane and very slow going in several long stretches. I wonder where they get all those orange barrels they use for construction zones. We passed them in seven or eight mile stretches.
Along the way I saw this water tower. Metropolis the home of Superman. (Click on photos to enlarge them.)
I loved the trees along this rock wall.
Around 1:45 we pulled into Marion Campground and RV Park.
The last few nights we had to deal with traffic noise from the interstate highway next to us. Now we have trains that go through right beside us, literally. And they really blast their horn.
Jim found out from the office that it's an engine that pulls individual cars from one track to another, and they don't run after about 5pm. That's good!
Our site, a nice long pull through. Jim says we've had so many pull through sites lately that he may have forgotten how to back the rig. :)
Some view of our park.
We’re here for three nights. We have some plans for the next couple of days, so stay tuned.