Franklin County has a lot to keep you busy when you're down south for a summer vacation. With everything being so close, that really helps too. Just about 15 minutes south of the resort, down Interstate 57, is the town of Marion in Williamson County, and this year they have their very own minor league baseball team, the Southern Illinois Minors. Any trip that you may make down south during the summer should include a baseball game at the Minors' new $15 million field. It's great!
Oh, and the fishing was great too.
Don writes for the Sun-Times suburban papers as well as produces outdoor shows for both radio and cable television. He has more on his website, IllinoisOutdoors.com.