17. Illinois – Waiting out Tornadoes

Percival Springs Airport (2T2) has its own RV park and was our home for the several days we waited in Illinois for tornados to pass through Missouri and Kansas and Nebraska.

They host helicopter medical services and a 2000 foot grass strip most suited to STOL operations.

The cafe is nice and the folks who run the place are really friendly and helpful.

The field is close to Effingham restaurants and shops (including Menards!)?and we wouldn’t stay anywhere else in the area. We were 140 miles East of Saint Louis and tensely watched the weather radar and waited for a safe time to sprint for Missouri. (at 50 mph…)

Sunset our first night at Percival Springs Airport in Effingham, IL

Sunsets and sunrises and a stunning, glowing, orange/ red moonrise were all part of enjoying our stay at Percival Springs Airport in Watson, IL. Our visit was also good timing to appreciate the flowering landscaping that RV host Bill had worked so hard on.