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... If I can upload the video of that moment, I’ll post it here...she was a lot of fun!
Our lunch break was next, which was good because John was exhausted…one more school program at 1:30pm and then we’re off to Kewanee (which we still have to learn how to pronounce). We’re staying at a YMCA tonight and we’ve already been told we can use their facilities while we’re there, so I’m definitely taking advantage of that!
... Idris is driving now. It was really nice to see him again and before we took off, we left him a circus pass for the Marseilles show. I hope he and his family are able to go…
After a quick grocery shopping excursion and a stop off at a thrift store, we drove to Washburn, IL for the night. We’re staying out side of a school bus barn and visiting three schools tomorrow. Slowly heading south now…I can’t believe the season is coming to an end!
We were sad to leave our beautiful hotel room in Mason City, but we began our trip east toward Starved Rock State Park, Illinois. We knew it would be a long driving day, so we took off early and found a place to eat in Mason City (thanks again, Yelp!) and got on the road by 8 a.m.
We wanted to visit a fossil park in Rockford, Iowa, just a few miles south of our route, but when we got to the town, the bridge across ...
... back in one, lad. There
was also a dude riding a bull that was chasing the other matadors, fist-pumping
the air as he did it. Lauren liked the
female matador best as apparently she had the best moves.
I decided against the deep-fried guinea pig, probably best
to try it in a proper restaurant and after a late lunch we headed back to the
hostel to check into our new, fully-windowed room.
We went to town for dinner and chose ...
... to be geysers bubbling out of the ground everywhere. The water was literally boiling out of the ground, and the river and geysers were shooting water up in the air. It was cool to see and amazing to feel how hot the water was. We hiked uphill for a little while and found our way to the small canyon village on the riverside where we were going to spend the night. The place was in an absolutely picturesque spot at the meeting of two rivers, that had little cabins made of sticks with ...