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... for most excited: "Oh my GOSH!! They have zebras!! And, and OH MY GOSH!! CAMELS! They have CAMELS! AND ELEPHANTS! This is going to be THE BEST circus ever! Oh my gosh."
I had a handful of kindly folks introduce themselves as regular blog readers. I promptly forgot their names. I’m so sorry! Another gentleman I met on the East Coast and mentioned in Circus Report came up to me and thanked me for making him a celebrity in the circus world…haha. He took a photo ...
This is a catch up blog for this day so fairly short.
It was a long so called transit day ride from Cleveland in Ohio to Clinton in Iowa - a grand distance of 500 miles, mostly along the interstatewhere you can keep going at 75 mph.
We were doing well until a road closure followed by a missed turning took us through the middle of Chicago on a very hot Friday afternoon. 6 lanes of traffic all stacked up ...
... 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 ...
... chilled all night not doing much! :) Tomorrow looks like we'll spend the day driving through the country side. We're trying to knock out a lot of driving this first week though corn country and then spend more time when the scenery gets becomes something a bit more interesting then the endless corn fields. Goodnight from Lena! Xo (Pics to come, as I don't have any on the iPad!) ...