Rick had the day off today so we decided to take the kids to Starved Rock. Rick went with Trace's class last fall and they have wanted to take the rest of us back ever since. The weather wasn't as hot today so we decided to take advantage of it. It was a beautiful area - something like 2000+ acres of trees, canyons and hiking trails. The picture above is overlooking the Illinois River (which the boys kept calling a stream). And that is a Dam behind them (I think I asked Rick about three times if it was a real Dam). For those of us from the NorthWest that's just a little wall in the middle of a stream, and a really green stream at that! Oh-well it was beautiful by midwest standards and that's all we've got for now! All in all it was a wonderful day and I think we got a few pretty good pictures too.