1 The dam at North Aurora. The current was pretty swift today; canoeists might set a record. However, it will be slower in a month when it is time for the canoe race. Dave and the boys used to enter the race. Juanito used to scoot under the trees at the portages and give them fresh water. There are many hilarious memories....Bat Shirt and his buddy floating rather than paddling.....and the poor young couple whose canoe capsized right at the starting dock in Elgin.
2 Windmill at Batavia. Many windmills were made in Batavia to service the Westward Movement
3 Looking northward toward Geneva, IL. How about this? A lighthouse on the Fox River !
4 Large windmill near Geneva, IL on Fabyan Forest Preserve. I think it is on the National Register of Historic Places
5 Small bridge at Mill Race Inn.
6 Dave looking across the river at Geneva, IL The building is a former mill that has been converted into a hotel.
7 Dave at entrance to the estate of Colonel Fabyan, Batavia, IL
8 Mother Goose and goslings. Dave counted 18.
9 The Illinois answer to "wildflower" blossoms.
10 "Peak" of wildflower bloom.
11 A view of the path itself. The path is a very long one. On May 6, we did only a 13 mile round trip segment.