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Sat downstairs watching the morning light arrive. Still dark at 7 am but it was finally light at 8. not sure I would be able to cope with that. but next week when daylight saving finishes, it will change for the people living here. No rush this morning for breakfast. Made a few sandwiches and packed the little cooler for a day out.
First stop was Notre Dame University which is in South Bend where Madge lives. It used to be heavily sports oriented more so ...
... drive into town and go about their Saturday tasks. At the shop, there was one long wall containing bolts of plain coloured fabrics with every shade within the colours of the rainbow. The Amish women mostly wore very conservatively styled dresses of one solid colour but the colours were not muted. They were bright - green, purple, orange, red, blue. I saw one lady wearing floral but it was a muted Liberty style tone.
Further into ...
... a truck stop for Wes to buy a coffee. There were dozens of trucks parked in rows and several more lined up to buy fuel. It was fascinating to watch the trucks roll in and out constantly. The building at the stop housed a food outlet, as well as toilets, showers, laundry and telephones. Wes thinks there may have been a lounge area as well.
Continued on highway 80 which took us past Chicago. The traffic was heavy both ...
... and Bath.
Today we woke up to see a layer of frost and the outside temperature at 0 C. Since we felt we were past most of the scenery that we wanted to see we decided to take the Ohio turnpike toll highway and make better time. The drive was only 4:15 hours but we were able to travel quite a distance primarily because we are out of the hills and onto a prairie landscape. We really aren't in a tourist ...
Sunday, August 31
Since it was Sunday we planned to attend church, then see another of Ted's projects and hit the road. We planned it out on the train ride home and had a few choices 9:00am, 10:30am and 1:30pm. Ted had not attached the new hitch riser to Sparky and it turned out to be more involved than he thought. He got straight to work on it in the morning planning to hit the 10:30 church time. The weather cooperated, no rain but of ...