New statues honoring the other Thimble Theater characters are added each year. This character trail is spread throughout Chester and to date includes:
"Olive Oyl, Swee' Pea, and Jeep" (2007)
Chester was also the filming location of scenes from the 1967 movie "In the Heat of the Night", the 1993 movie "The Fugitive", and the 1994 film documentary "Hoop Dreams".
The ride to Chester was not all that long, however it was definitely hot. The heat wave and the National Weather Service Advisory is still on and is not expected to be cancelled until possibly Thursday night...that is what they said last week...only time will tell.
The town is right on the Mississippi River and the Chester Bridge is interesting and the river scenery is beautiful.
We are staying at Reid's Inn Best Western
Tomorrow we are off to Carbondale, IL.