Thunder Roads Magazine MO/So. IL 2018-June - Page 24

w o h C g Ho greeted with the biggest smile ever from Brandi (see photo). She told us some of the history, that the property dates back to the early 1890’s and started as a therapeu- tic spa because of the medicinal qualities from the rich mineral spring water. The buildings are still mostly original with typical up- By John Thomas grades yet maintaining the original quaintness. A friend told me about Diamond Mineral Springs Ordering was easy especially with a little help from (1 W Pocahontas Rd, Highland, IL 62249) a couple of Brandi. No menus needed, all main choices are on a years ago when we first starting writing Hog Chow. Not chalkboard and sides are served family style. Mike really sure why it took so long to finally get around to ordered country fried steak and had his own bowl of checking it out. Those of you that have been already mashed potatoes. Rhonda had fried shrimp, Cheryl had know where I’m going with this. So let me tell you chicken livers and I went with the walleye. Be sure to about our visit. come hungry or prepared to bring home leftovers as We finally got some decent weather for a nice ride portions are gigantic. and that’s when Diamond Mineral Springs came to This was an incredible experience. The food was mind. I’ve wanted to go for a long time and didn’t have great and the ride can be whatever you want it to be, any other places up my sleeve so off we went. When we country roads to all highways. I’ll leave room for the got there, they had just opened for the day and we were photos, they tell th e real story. Thunder Roads Magazine 22 Thunder Roads Magazine 23