Saturday Melissa and I had the pleasure of going down south to take in some fall color with our friends Bill and Pam. God gave us PERFECT weather for the trip which provided excellent light for several scenery pics like the one here. This picture was taken atop one of the cliffs overlooking the mighty Ohio river at Cave-in-Rock, IL.
We went to several spots along the way like Pounds Hollow, Rim Rock, Garden of the Gods and One Horse Gap Lake. I would recomend the trip to anyone.
We really got to see a lot in one day. we left Newton at about 7 am and were home by 6 pm. I would say that the fall color will peak in about a week or two, so if you're going you got about three weeks to get it done.
I would also recomend a little greasy spoon in Rosiclaire called Nanny's Place. It is in a little white building just as you come into town and there is no sign except one that says "ICE CREAM & SANDWICHES". Good food, I'm talking deep fried country goodness, big burgers and RC cola on tap.
So if you have a Saturday with nothing to do, go straight down hwy 130 till you get to Illinois 1 and head south till you hit Shawnee National Forest and just get lost down in "God's country", you'll be glad you did.