1K Country Adventure – Day 3 Wrap-up!

by Country Inns & Suites
Wednesday, June 9, 2010


It was another adventure-filled day for our 1K Country Crew!   Our fabulous road trippers woke up, snug in their beds in our beautiful Naperville, IL hotel and (cookies in hand), departed for destinations unknown.  At the end of the day, they arrived at our historic St. Charles, MO hotel.

There are a few pictures above highlighting their adventures – but take a minute to check out the beautiful camera work of the Suite Stops below, and have an adventure without ever leaving your chair. 

A good morning to our weary travelers… first stop ? The clock tower in Fredenhagen Park, Naperville, IL.  From there, off to experience the Route 66 Experience and Joliet Area Historical Museum!  After spending some time with the Blues Brothers, they headed off to find the “Beardless Bunyan” in Atlanta, IL – and grab a blue plate lunch at the Palms Grill Cafe.  With full bellies, our road warriors continued on to the iconic Soulsby’s Gas Station where, judging from the pictures above, it looks like the travelers weren’t the only ones in need of refueling!   The final Suite Stop of the day?  Our stunning St. Charles, Missouri hotel. 

If you don’t have time to view all those Suite Stops, you can see the “Cliffs Notes” version here.  And don’t forget to visit the blogs for a more intimate look at each family adventure!

Kara Williams / The Vacation Gals
Sharlene Earnshaw
/ Trekaroo
Ross Sveback / Kon-tent

And of course… follow them all (and me!) on twitter: @karasw, @thevacationgals, @trekaroo, @sveback, @doubleadventure, and @CountryInns, or by following the list CIS-1K-Country.

Final thoughts  from Em? 

I think you’ll all agree that viewing these videos and pics is a heartwarming reminder of the big, beautiful place we live.  I hope we can all take some time this summer to explore and appreciate all this amazing country has to offer…  to “disconnect and reconnect” with our families and friends.  Even though our “adventure families” aren’t exactly disconnecting, they are definitely reconnecting with each other — and with us!. 

From the bottom of my heart — and all of us at Country Inns & Suites — thank you for sharing your family with ours.

Stay tuned for Day 4!

I love this Country.

PS: Big highlight from today?  Kara’s daughter lost a tooth on the road… and didn’t even know what state she was in when she lost it!