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... such as RiverBank, Ferryville, Prairie Du Chien and Beetown. Along the way there were 2 lochs, mentioned above. These lochs can take 9 barges at a time, 3x3x3. The barges are 40 foot wide and 120 foot long and carry as much as 45 semi trailers each. We were told that the Mississippi freezes over in about a month. This is hard to believe as its huge. Apparently the sport then is ice fishing and they Ven drive cars onto ...
... eagles, a few turtles or tortoises, no otters or badgers... But did see the badger barricades or homes they build across streams. Easier to catch their fish. It started off a bit dreary in the morning ...but sun came out ...and we headed off down the country roads ..more crops of Soya beans, corn and wheat.... Just thousands of acres. We came across some cold and windy weather. We followed the Mississippi going ...
... shops and banks that are selling tickets for the show. The town was still a bit sleepy, so we didn't encounter that many folks who were ready to say good morning to a clown, but we did meet a woman on the sidewalk who told us she'd just moved there a week and a half ago and was utterly delighted to meet a real circus clown. Aw.
The bulk of the morning was spent outside of the restaurant, Goodtimes, owned by a ...
... Jim spoke at the final plenary session on "Connected in Fellowship" and did a fantastic job (in my unbiased opinion!) on concluding the conference with how we should work together and be united in Christ.
We had a marvelous trip and thank you for praying for us.
Jim leaves on Sunday, Lord Willing, for Pan-Africa Brethren Conference on Mission and three Emmaus conferences in Kenya and Ethiopia. Watch for more news!
Dickeyville is a town in south-eastern Wisconsin, not far from the Mississippi River. Elenka, our amiga Lynn from Owen Sound, and I were driving through the town, perhaps named in honour of the Toronto Blue Jays less than stellar knuckle baller, R.A. Dickey. It was late afternoon and we were on our way to Chicago when I saw the circa 1950s, Bates-like motel. We just had to pull in.
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- Wheelchair accessibility