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... buildings are all unique and the shops are as varied. One shop, Galena General Store has more hot sauces than I've ever seen in one place. I know Dick Wilson and Dave Millross would have been in "Hot Sauce" heaven.
The town sits near a river and the entrance has flood gates as that river can overflow. Just a unique place. You will enjoy the pictures soon. This would be a great road trip destination for us motor home junkies.
After lunch ...
... of grain (Corn)" comes to mind and the fields are overflowing. The corn is taller than I can remember. This is “elephant’s eye height” country.
We pass a small village, Lena, IL. Had to take a few picture for our dear friend Lena Meijer. I miss working on the jig saw puzzles with Pete and seeing her stop to see our progress.
We stopped to get gas and 53 gallons later, we have the thank full. We arrive ...
Today I was awake at five, but it was in bed till 8. As I slept in the bedroom, and the other three in the mains, I happily lazed in my bedroom whilst they slept, trying to catch up on so many lost hours of sleep. By 10:00, we were ready to head into Chicago to check out what was to see. Anson wasn't keen to take to 36foot (13m) RV into Chicago, and good thing too, traffic is ...
... Crazy Horse and Mount Rushmore monuments.
We talked a little more about the history of the monuments, as well as the people and historical significance behind them. Since Alex hasn't had US history yet, he doesn't have the context of the US's treatment of the natives under Manifest Destiny.
As we stopped talking about US history, we tuned up XM Radio's Radio Classics. What we got was ironic - first an episode of 'Ft. ...
After regaling the baby boomers around the breakfast table with tales of Tasmania over our chocolate cake and eggs benedict we headed towards the Effigy Mounds national monument. Travelling through the country back roads we encountered a couple of Amish carts. Just like the Great River Road we're following is known as a scenic byway, it turns out the road we were inadvertently on was signposted as an 'Amish Byway'. The effigy mounds are large mounds of earth ...