Bf and I have all next week, that weekend and the following Monday off. Taking the whats left of our paid vacation time from work. We wanted to go to Colorado to see the Fall colors in the Rockies and check out what it's like south of the mountains, but a week isn't long enough with drive time to get to and back home included. So! What is there to do exciting in IL or Wisconsin? Maybe somewhere to go for a few days. We like the outdoors. Country or woods atmosphere. A Starbuck's has some where in the area if it's an overnight, had to throw that in as a requirement. You'd think living here we'd know what we can do, but anywhere we go is maybe an all day thing, not a few days thing. Thought about Starved Rock, but the overnight lodge or cabin fees are expensive. We even looked at staying close by Starved Rock. Ottawa is $90 a night at the Super 8! Any recommendations?