The folks decided to go back to Starved Rock State Park. We stayed behind. Mama didn't know they were going there until that morning and didn't have enough time to research the trails to see which ones had steps. The ones they chose on Saturday had steps, so it must be the ones on the far end of the park without steps. The next time we are in this area, we will go and walk those trails.
The folks decided to eat at the lodge again since Mama wanted to try the pork tenderloin sandwich. She said many years ago, McDonalds had them for a short time and she loved them.
|Jumbo Pork Tenderloin Sandwich with fries|
|The Chief Pontiac - Shaved prime rib and smoked Cheddar on herbed Focaccia bread with BBQ|
|The fireplace had a fire in it and Mama said the warmth of it felt nice.|
|The outside of the restaurant is now decorated for fall.|
|View from Starved Rock. It is much higher up than this photo indicates.|
|Another view from Starved Rock.|
|Some of the steps going up to Starved Rock. Yep, Scout wouldn't like this.|
|French Canyon - too bad there wasn't a waterfall.|
|Kids climbing on tree to get to next level.|
|Mama is not a climber, but this was a scout troop with lots of wild kids. They were climbing on everything.|
|Looking down Wildcat Canyon. Those are people at the bottom.|
|Looking across Wildcat Canyon|
|Yep, that is a long fall. More people at the bottom.|
|More of Wildcat Canyon|
Does anyone do Geocaching? Geocaching is a is a treasure hunting game where you use a GPS to hide and seek containers with other participants in the activity. Mama is thinking about trying it soon.
The Greyhound Who Thinks Geocaching Sounds Fun