Wellington, IL — July Challenge/Ride

Abandoned school building Wellington, Illinois

Can you spot Santa waving in a window?

There he is!

Behind the school a rusted fence protects someone’s private pond, replete with ducks and a goose or two

Following photos are from a previous expedition to Wellington and the school/pond:

Back to the present:

Riding back home along the floor of Glacial Lake Watseka; and about to ascend the gentle back slope of the Chatsworth moraine

Very much enjoy all the entries you all have provided -- great to see the everyday cycling venues. Being in eastern Illinois, scenery certainly isn't our forte, but oh well, the roads are normally quiet. Look forward to more and more entries from all of you, I do have a few over on BL -- in Bill's Day Rides, and one journal.

6 response to "Wellington, IL — July Challenge/Ride"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: July 11, 2018

    Santa looks like he is onboard — when I was there, there were two ducks doing some sort of ‘dance’ out in the pond, one was holding the other underwater . . . . . . . . not sure what that was about! šŸ˜‰

  2. By: The Navigator Posted: July 12, 2018

    I’ve always liked old school buildings – they always have so much character. I went to an elementary school built in the early 1900s, and it felt so sturdy and secure. We probably all were exposed to asbestos in the insulation around the steam heat pipes that ran through the classrooms, however. Eventually they tore the school down (it was on a very busy corner, including a divided four-lane highway), and there is now a Walgreens on the site and an Office Max where the ball fields used to be. Sad to see the history go.

  3. By: Suzanne Posted: July 12, 2018

    Nice old building. Did Santa get trapped in there when they closed the school? Looks like he’s saying help help …

    • By: Rich-Illinois Posted: July 12, 2018

      I wondered that too — maybe got locked in after the last Christmas Techno party/Rave šŸ™‚
      I had to look up Mosh Pit too . . . . . .

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