Happy Thanksgiving From The Illinois of the North
Up to this point in my series, I’ve only shown some of the international neighborhoods of MY Town. There are, however, several officially-recognized United Statesian areas. Today I’ll be touring one of them, and I hope you’ll join me.
There is a vast area on the outskirts of MY Town that looks almost exactly like the beautiful state of Illinois — specifically the part of Illinois known as “Greater Hoopeston.” That’s the best part of Illinois, of course.
My words can’t possibly do justice to the loveliness and majesty that is known as “The Illinois of the North” or, sometimes, “Colder Illinois,” so let’s just move on to the the pictures.
From there, I moved on to another one of my favorite scenic areas of Cold Illinois. Check it out!
Yet, if somehow you don’t like one area of Cold Illinois, you only have to ride a couple miles until you arrive at another area that looks entirely different. The next picture shows another uniquely spectacular vista.
I got very lucky today. As I continued riding from one awesome view to another, I caught a glimpse of some wildlife. Sure enough, it was a fox — just like in the actual east-central Illinois.
I could continue to show literally hundreds of pictures of the various areas of Cold Illinois, but I didn’t want to hurt the tourism industry. I encourage you to visit Illinois and The Illinois of the North for yourself.
As always, thanks for reading and hopefully I haven’t offended anybody — like Rich, for instance. See you next time when I plan to ride in Minnesota’s version of the Pacific Northwest.
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11 response to "Happy Thanksgiving From The Illinois of the North"
Wow! Looks just like beautiful Blue Mound Township, which is a mere hop, skip, and pedal from beautiful Hoopeston.
Blue Mound Township sounds like such a sublime place to live. Alas, I looked it up and found only 848 people have discovered its sublimity. What’s up with that?
Of those 848 souls in Blue Mound Township, I think about half are blood relatives of my ace support crew, and the other half are married to those relatives.
It’s all a matter of perspective. And yours seems to lead us to the most landscape.
Breathtaking is right, alright. The vista seems endless. I think I see Russia out there.
“I think I see Russia out there.”
I think you saw the same thing as Sarah Palin saw from her back porch.
Amazing how the rock placement in the forefront of the photos was the same. Wouldn’t mind some of that nice chocolate soil for my garden.
Excellent photo essay! Could not have done better my own self.
Ah yes, the beauty of glacial plains and harvested fields . . . . eat your hearts out you other guys . . . . such is reserved for us special few.
The fox and the fence simply complement the otherwise astonishing beauty of eastern Illinois.
Yes, Yes, Yes, as a former advertising slogan once stated: ” ILLINOIS: You put me in a happy state”
And just so you know, it ain’t all Chicago . . . . . from FIB-less downstate. 😉
Notsepooh sionillI — Native American for “What a Wonderful Place”
PS: A certain M Twain, if fact, sailed the Vermilion long before transferring to that other stream on the western side of the state.
I’m sure glad you appreciate the same beauty that I do. I truly does put me in a “happy state” and I’m glad there is no FIB out here or there.
Interesting trivia about Mark Twain.
Almost Eden I’d say. Shall we rename this beautiful place Illisota, or maybe Minnenois?