We went to the lake and rented paddle boats. We had to go over a covered bridge, which was pretty neat. The road going into the lake looked almost like New York. Lots of trees and you couldn't tell you were in flat land area! The corn in Illinois is already about waist deep. Here in upstate New York, most of it is just barely above your ankles! We had a lot of thunderstorms while we in Illinois, once we were headed to get pizza from my favorite pizza place and the skies looked so bad that I told my sister to go back to the house. I forget that we don't see the storm clouds come in from miles away here in New York like you can in Illinois! It almost looked like tornado weather to me! I am not used to being able to see from miles away!