I saw that shorty steer a few weeks ago. I don't want to guess a weight, but it was a good sized April calf.
Olson lives about 15-20 minutes north of I-74 and it's not far at all from the Indiana line and it's so close to your route that may as well stop be.
I doubt that you want to look at any Lowlines, etc. or drive on a few 2 lane roads, but I might as well be hospitable too. If you have any truck/trailer trouble in KY or southern IL, or if you need a place to unload/load something, I'm an hour or so from I-24 Fort Campbell/Hopkinsvile/Clarksville, 45 minutes from I-24 at Eddyville, about an hour from I-57 in Marion, IL & just a little over an hour to I-57 in Mt Vernon, IL. I'm also only about 12 miles from the Shawneetown IL Bridge, and even though the roads aren't as good as the Interstate, part of it is 4 lane, and it is actually shorter to drive through here from Hopkinsville, KY to Mt Vernon, IL.
im not sure what way we will go up.......last year coming back we followed a friend down the indiana/ illinois line and went on down through Evansville theni guess we went down the pennyrile to i-24......i guess that is what you are talking about?
Not exactly, although the Evansville route is probably the closest of all to where you will be going & it is all 4 lane. I just hate driving up 41 through Indiana with a passion. WAY TOO MANY STOP LIGHTS & POLICE CARS! But, I am only 20 minutes from the Pennyrile at Henderson, KY.
I was talking about coming up the Pennyrile, exiting off at Madisonville, crossing the bridge at Shawneetown, IL & heading up to Mt Vernon, IL. It's shorter if you are heading from Hoptown/FT Campbell to Mt Vernon, IL, traveling that way, but it's also 2 lane for about 1.5 to 2 hours. I know the roads, there is usually not much traffic & I tend to have a bit of a led foot at times. But, I've had out of towners complain about the 2 lanes being slow. Not saying that I necessarily advise doing it, but like I said, if you have trouble or need a place to load/unload, it's really not out of the way.