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Not much to write about today as this was definitely a driving day. We travel 462 miles to Illinois through some of our country's most valuable farm land. For miles and miles there was nothing but corn with a few soybeans thrown in.
We did stop in Blue Earth, Minnesota to visit with the Jolly Green Giant. In honor of Sturgis Bike Rally ...
Dave with his BMW and Triumph
Dave,John and I shucking fresh corn on the porch.
Dave,John,Diane,Dillon,Hannah and I
Dave and Ruth's placeThey have 2 very large garages and a ...
After work on Friday, we drove back to Mendota (where we broke down a couple of weeks ago) to join up with the show for the weekend. As always, it was everything we needed...
- Late night pizza run with Steve, Shelby, Radar, Elisa, and Pete to a local pizza place in downtown Mendota. We all ordered "dough nuggets", which turned out to be cheesy bread, but still delicious!
- Saturday was busy:
John met with Steve and Ryan for a good ...
Mendota's fair starts today, but we were not allowed to publicize the circus at the fair, so we stuck to the downtown area again, hoping to catch a few businesses that were closed yesterday. We stopped in a really cool antique shop with a friendly store dog and owners who were more than happy to advertise the show. At a thrift store, we ended up garnering a small audience of people who wanted to hear all about the circus and get free ...
... then getting all of our necessities up into our hotel room, it felt like a VACATION to walk around a town telling everyone we met about a circus.
It was a high of 94 degrees today (and the Weather Channel told us it would feel like 100 degrees), so we donned our KMC shirts and hit up every single open business in the downtown Mendota area we could get into (or that was appropriate to leave kids tickets/flyers in...for example, we skipped the bars) ...