Thanks for all the well wishes last night, it sure made me smile to see folks wishing us happy travels! We made it to Starved Rock at sunset, and got all set up just before it was too dark to see. Spent most of the night just trying to figure out where we had put stuff during the transfer or figuring out how to work stuff. Half the kitchen items are going to end up in the living area I think because while it looks like there is lots of cupboard space in the kitchen we soon found out that wasn't quite true. We have to build a shelf across the under sink area, and another one in the space for the washer/dryer setup, but besides that the only other modifications we've come up with are a robe hook and dryer caddy for the bath.
Chief Walks With the Wind of the Winnebago Nation was associated with Starved Rock State Park for almost 50 years. The Chief taught archery, was scoutmaster and performed ritual dances at the park. The carving was done by Peter Toth in 1989 specifically for Starved Rock and is the 62nd in his series.
From the statue at the Lodge we walked down the steps to the Illinois River to hook up to the hiking trails.