We took a small local road trip to Illinois to visit a few State Historic Sites. Fort De Chartres was quite an unexpected trip for us. We spent quite a bit of time exploring and reading the history of this fort.
An Annual Rendezvous was scheduled for the following week and there were many vendor tents and equipment being setup while we were there. We were able to visit with many of the artists, wood smiths, leather worker and blacksmiths while we were there.