Been all through that area when I drove a truck. One of my favorite runs/rides was from the Venture Stores warehouse in Bedford Park, Il. to a Venture Store just across the Mississippi River in Dubuque, Iowa. I?d take 90 toward Rockford to Route 20 through Freeport, Galena and all the little towns in between. I'm not that old but it was before some parts of Route 20 had shoulders. Beautiful scenery through there, very picturesque. Some of the views through that part of Illinois reminded me of something you would see on a calendar or postcard. I?m pretty sure it?s in that area near Charles Mound, the highest point of elevation in Illinois? Used to get a run now and then to the Kelly Springfield Tire Co. just outside of Freeport. Some of you guys that ride bikes would really enjoy that ride.