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... and later a sharecroppers shack on the Blue Lake Plantation. Then it was full of beds—wall to wall beds and a front door that was little more than a blanket flapping in the wind.
There was the stay with Ruthie Amos and her family, including T Amos who spoke frequently of his involvement in the Civil Rights movement at the local level and how the Klan had numerous times burned a cross in ...
... side of the world, hear languages I don't understand, see, smell, taste, and experience news things, and be so far outside of my comfort zone I can't even see it anymore.
I honestly just wanted to LIVE again!
So I prayed for guidance in my next step, and after a few weeks back home several different
possibilities" emerged as front-runners. (My poor parents...their son moves back home with limited details as to why, says he doesn't want ...
... 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 at Culvers ...
... 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 tank full. We arrive ...
... the road. Traffic was terrible p, so it took an hour to get back, and then we pretty much made our way out of the city and onwards west. We drove until about 8ish and then we stopped at a KOA in a small place called Lena. It was a beautiful little caravan park, with a pool and slide, an awesome playground for Kaya, even with a jumping pillow! :) we pretty much had dinner and ...