Travel on the Side

Peoria, Illinois is like a second home to me. Here are a few pictures over the past year from being out and about in Peoria.

Driving down Washington Street in Peoria, Illinois, you’ll come across this tall fiberglass statue. Known locally as “Vanna Whitewall” (also Miss Uniroyal, or the Uniroyal Gal), it sits outside the Peoria...

This is the former Peoria State Hospital, also known as Bartonville State Hospital, or the Illinois Asylum for the Incurable Insane. Located in Bartonville, Illinois, the main building (shown below) opened...

Driving though rural Illinois, north of Peoria, when I stumbled across a wind farm. These have always fascinated me. Had to pull over and snap a few photos. This is the...

Drove over to Springfield, Illinois to take in all of the Abraham Lincoln sites, including the family home, plus the state capitol building.

The leaves were in full Fall mode so I ventured over to the water tower in Peoria Heights, Illinois to take in the view.