Monday, September 17, 2007

Casey's, Oakland


On a reader tip from Midlife Mutations, I stopped to try the chocolate doughnuts at the Casey's in Oakland on Hwy 133 this weekend. These gas station doughnuts are REALLY good. They are super chocolaty and were very fresh and had a hint of clove in them.

I took a quick detour around the Oakland square and saw this wonderful and curious public water fountain. A lion! Does anyone have information on this water fountain? They also had a building labeled Public Restroom. I can't imagine seeing that anywhere else but a town with a population of 1,000.

Oakland is on the google map, and now I'm off to Springfield.

3 comments:

Leeanthro said...

My parents have a house there. I've spent my fair share of time in Oakland. I've never lived there though. They do have a historic home that one can tour. They also have a yearly event on the square (probably coming up soon).

The best thing is Walnut Point State Park which is just north of Oakland. They have a little restaruant and it's nice having lunch overlooking the lake. Worth a short trip to do a little fishing, hiking, or camping.

Amy W said...

Pretty cool...

Melissa said...

We used to have a water fountain like that at the public pool in Salem, IL. It was quite the rage with the kids when it was installed!