The Sunday drive, a treasured memory from my childhood. I guess that is why I like to drive around. One thing I learned on those Sunday drives, there is a lot more to this beautiful state of Illinois, than corn and soy beans. Sometimes you have to take a little effort to find it, but it is all well worth it.

No matter what you are looking for, historic villages, scenic river roads, large metropolitan areas with beautiful buildings with Lake Michigan as a back drop, Illinois has it all.

The Sunday drive is still a part of my life. My wife and I love to jump in the car and see what we find, and when I find something that I find to be beautiful, I capture that beauty, as seen through my lens. I hope that my images will encourage you to hit the road, it is a great way to spend the day with the family, the kids will love you for it, especially when you stop at the ice cream shop in that quaint little village that you found.