Lancaster Welcome Inn
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... field are owned by Becky and Don Lansing. Left field and part of centre field are owned by Rita and Al Ameskamp.
Don and Becky Lansing do the majority of the field maintenance.
It has been a shrine to movie lovers and baseball fans since it was built for the movie in the summer of 1988. There is a steady flow of people all the time. During peak weekends over 3,000 visitors is common.
Once again a photo is worth a thousand ...
Took the road less travelled for our first day. Headed west on the I-290 W or Dwight Eisenhower Expressway for a bit before it was the US20 W. When we could we were off onto the IL 72W which was a much smaller road with much less traffic that went through suburbs and small towns.
Bought supplies for lunch in Addison - spent a whole $2.60 to get bread rolls, ham and a tomato. Back to our lunch of travels past - ...
Today we were going to go drive part of the Great River Road in Wisconsin, along the Mississippi River. I guess I forgot just how far the Mississippi is from Middleton. We headed out, stopped at Mazomanie at a cheese factory for squeaky cheese curds (did you know they aren't really fresh unless they squeak when you chew them?). Then we drove along the Wisconsin River to the Wyalusing State ...
... amazing adventure from being simple corn farmers 25 years ago to being pushed into the limelight when their farm was used as a significant part in the Field of Dreams movie. Never in their wildest dreams did they imagine their life changes due to this.
All in all, this was a really great day to hang out and watch a ball game in a small part of film ...
... immediately see was making Alex nervous, so we did only a quick flyby of both the Crazy Horse and Mount Rushmore monuments.
We talked a little more about the history of the monuments, as well as the people and historical significance behind them. Since Alex hasn't had US history yet, he doesn't have the context of the US's treatment of the natives under Manifest Destiny.
As we stopped talking about US history, we tuned up XM ...