Friday, April 8, 2011
Time for another artist's date. My husband and I went to Starved Rock State Park last week and stayed in a log cabin for three nights. Most people think of Illinois as completely flat. This area is one of rolling hills and canyons and waterfalls. It was carved out by the glaciers 116 thousand years ago and people come from all over to witness the incredible beauty.
Trips like this inspire my soul. There is nothing like being out in nature.
Update: Sam asked why this place is called Starved Rock. According to Native American tradition, some Peoria Indians who came under attack by a war party of Potowanami Indians suffered starvation when trapped on a rock without food or water. You can check out the history of the park here.