We settled in Chillicothe Recreation area C.G for 4 days,the C.G is run by a very friendly couple ,it has full hookups,WiFi,clean and private bath rooms,it is located on the upper Peonia Lake and just an hour North from the Capitol.
We planed to do some side trips among them to see an reenactment ,drive to Dewitt & Pontiac that are located on the Old Hwy 66 and watch barges coming up the river using the locks.
The trip to Dewitt & Pontiac was like steeping back in time , the old gas stations
,museums and the murals in these small beautiful towns were outstanding,we even found out that a passenger train stops in the old train stations on the way from Michigan to Springfield and back.
It was a colorful nostalgic day although there are stretches along the Hwy 66 Illinois that are long and boring with views of nothing but huge fields but stops in the small villages are not to be missed, the day did not end before we had a great home made ice cream in a local creamery that was recommended to us by the locals.