Brussel's Ferry Crossing
On Sunday we went hiking on the east side...Illinois!
Pere Marquette State Park encompasses 8,000 acres at the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. After a picnic and a hike up McAdams Peak, we took the free Brussels Ferry over to Calhoun County. It is at the tip of a peninsula and the main form of transportation is by ferry. Four ferries are available to cross the Illinois and Mississippi rivers and two of those are free. Brussels is a tiny town and we stopped by the Golden Eagle Country Store for pop and penny candy. There was a bluegrass band inside and we tapped our foot to the beat.
From there we drove through the beautifully undeveloped rural countryside to a cemetery.
It was such a lovely day, I even thought twice about urban living.