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Exploring Southern Illinois

Sunday, November 4, 2007

After spending all day Saturday exploring Shawnee National Forest, Amanda and I drove down to Cairo so that we could visit Illinois’ most Southern point and the confluence of the Ohio River and Mississippi River. There’s a nice park located right there.

Entering Cairo

Here, you can see where we parked on my GPS…..right at the southern-most tip of Illinois

Here’s a picture from the top of the lookout tower they built there. There was also a sun dial and some plaques around the area.

Going by

Here you can see the ripples in the water where the two rivers meet. It’s amazing how fast they were both moving.

Right at the tip

When we left the park, we took some backroads back to Carbondale though Shawnee National Forest again before heading home.



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