Illinois is a very long state, i felt like we were in Illinois forever. Very nice rest stops in Illinois, way better than Indiana. There was one by a lake, i saw some guy fishing. Lots of trees and woods, got out and walked a bit.
We waited to eat until we found something better, sought out a Culvers that we never found nd ended up doing the 2 for 20 deal at an empty Applebees in southern Illinois. Eventually we crossed the mighty Mississippi and into Missouri and eventually into Arkansas, which is where we are now, watching Dateline.
We'll be off to Uncle Joe and Aunt Nancy's in the morning.
I'll see if i can post the pictures from the rest area ( they were pretty, yes i took pictures)