After that I continued down I80 stopping at more gas stations until I found a place to have lunch. I ended up at Grandma's Kitchen in Walcott, IA. It was good food...The waitress convinced me to also get a piece of raspberry pie. It was a huge piece! She also gave me a some ice cream to go along with it...I had to be rolled out of there when I was done.
After that, I entered Illinois.
I had to make several stops as I had way too much tea with my lunch. One of the first places I stop was the Mississippi Valley Welcome Center. This is for the state of Illinois just as you enter. I have never felt so welcome as you can see from the photo.
There was another door that was open where the bathrooms were located...which was a relief.
The last place that I stopped for the day was the Great Sauk Trail Rest Area. It is surprising how nice some of these rest spots are.
I ended up at a hotel in Peru, Illinois. It is 7 miles shy if my originally planned location in Ottawa, Illinois but the Starbucks across the street from that hotel made it easy to change my mind. That's it for now. The next 2 days will be relatively short with approximately 470 and 403 miles per day respectively. See ya again next time from the interstate...
Total miles traveled today: 478
Location:N 30th Rd,Peru,United States