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... Devils Lake I continued south to Dixon Ill. On the way I drove through huge dairy farmland and big rolling hills. One little town I drove through had carved trolls everywhere, and another town New Glarus, Wisconsin is all swiss heritage. They had cows decorated everywhere. Many of the farms in this area also had the beautiful Jersey cows. The barns were decorated with a huge quilt square, ...
... looked at each other with that 'where the **** are we?' look! Good news was it was only 3pm with lots of daylight. I told Mark I was gonna tell my mom where he took me though! Turns out it's a great place to be an obviously lost tourist in Peru. After talking to a couple buses on their way by, and after I ran across the street to find a bathroom, one of the police officers came over to ask where we were headed. In the end he waved down a bus for us to get on and we were on ...
... which has the original red brick used in the road. They have been salvaged and relaid just outside the town on a less frequently used country road.
From there it was back on the old Route 66 until wes saw a sign for a covered bridge. I thought he had seen enough of these. This one is quite small and no longer in use but in a pretty setting. Two ladies were checking it out for a family portrait.
In to Springfield to the Cosy Dog Diner ...
... re screwed, plain and simple.
We found a Ford dealership in Streator, IL (30 minutes away from where we were staying) that happily took our bank debit card and even drove all the way out to pick us up. They were uber friendly and hooked us up with a sweet car that has one of those video screens and Sirius radio. Feel like I'm all rich or something.
Now for a Doctor Who marathon and returning to work tomorrow!
... about a mile, at
which point it disappeared and we started following an aqueduct. The aqueduct came to an abrupt end and we
were faced with a steep cliff. After a
few attempts to find another path, involving both of us having to change our
socks because of thorns in the undergrowth, we reluctantly turned back and
eventually found a way back up to the road.
Cruz Del Condor is well worth the visit. We saw some hummingbirds and various ...