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... a rest area to stretch, not only time but ourselves, and there were about 7 motorhomes there. I'm not saying they all had come out of Madison, but I'd be willing to bet they had. Not only were there motorhomes, there were also 5 travel trailers and 5th wheels.
After a brief reprieve, we were back on the road. We arrived at the campground about 1:15 and when we pulled in we were 4th in line for registration (all from Madison) and while I was in registering, 2 more ...
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 ...
... for the phones to update. It didn't look that good from the outside so went for lunch then a lazy afternoon.
Wednesday 8th July
Overcast to day and a cool ride to Jackson. After checking in we went to Hanover ...
... our guide telling us that there used to be many condors in Equador but now they are a very rare sighting as there were only about 40-50 in total. Apparently there are more in Peru although I don't know how many. I suspect they are still endangered. They are also one of the 3 animals that are represented in the inca symbol: the snake, the puma and the condor. I'm pretty sure we actually saw a condor when we were on the bus on our way to Cabanaconde. We were coming around ...
... it and now everything is going to get better day by day. And since we'll have a rental car, we'll still have the chance to drive out to the circus and visit with our friends sometime this weekend!
Work continues later today and since we lost time with the breakdown, we'll probably work into the weekend to make sure Mendota knows they have a circus coming. Blog posts will continue on a normal basis because our hotel has wi-fi (what a treat!).