|After the cave we drove on and camped in Illinois, South of Springfield
*correction, it is Marengo Cave, not Morengo Cave
The cave was a comfortable 52°.
One of the things I enjoyed about this cave was the soft white light. Some caves use colored lights which are pretty, but unnecessary in my mind.
Every formation is different.
This must have been a very leaky crack at one time.
The lower half of this image is a reflection in a still water pool, of the wall and ceiling above it. The pool looks like it is very deep, but it is actually only a few inches deep.
After our cave tour, we continued on our way and made it well into Illinois before stopping for the night at Eldon Hazlet SRA. We were able to get a drive-through spot so we were spared the work of unhooking the Jeep, and were able to just drive on out, the next morning. (After unplugging the power cord!)
The rest of our drive up to Lincoln's New Salem Historic Site, north of Springfield, only took a few hours.
When we started this adventure, our daughter gave us a USA sticker map to put on the outside of the Alfa. It seemed rather daunting to think we could ever go to all 48 contiguous states, but we have.
Illinois was our last one.
Craig had the honor of sticking it on.
Next year we hope to go to Alaska. We may visit Hawaii sometime, but without the Alfa.
So many wonderful memories.
So many more to make.