Since we live in the paradise that is central IL, we really don't need to travel often. But sometimes, you really should see the troubles people in another part of the world must face. Since our jet is in the shop, we decided to visit a location within driving distance, and that turned out to be Bloomington. The one in Indiana, not to be confused with our neighbor town in IL.
Back in the kid-free era, Jill and I took a few trips out to B-town to ride the hills. This time, we thought we could convince the girls hike a bit in the state parks.
Undeterred, we drove out to the 'rugged' 2 mile trailhead on the east side of the park. Armed with good humor (as always) and a bag of Swedish fish, we headed down the partially frozen trail. At the bottom of the canyon, we threw rocks at the confluence of the small streams.
Or maybe the town is nicer because engineering students are banished to Lafayette.