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Travel Blogs from Winona
States visited today: South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin
Vegemite ... Where's the vegemite? Cereal, homemade waffles and toast for breakfast but I would have traded it all for some toast and vegemite!
Bleak and cool weather today; had to rug up and put on wet weather gear on later
300 miles of the I90 interstate at speeds of 80 miles an hour(136 klm) in the bloody rain.
First a trip to see Sioux Falls ...
... for petrol and a coffee. Cant remember what town. eWe had a look at the handmade quilts ( Zena and Gail would have loved them). They were not too interested in serving coffee in the restaurant ..so we got self serve coffee in the take away shop. Interesting jams, cook books and other crafty things. No room to put anything ...so we went away empty handed. We passed a lot of farmland and crops ...I actually fell asleep a few times. Thank god for our heated jackets and ...
... pictures of farms, corn, soybean and wind fields. I was not even tempted. WI was at least rolling farmland, MN is flat!
Lucky we did not fall asleep, which was only due to the concrete highway. Thump, thump, thump. Tomorrow we will drive through town to see the Corn Palace and head to the Bad Lands National Park. And then the FUN begins ...
... I'm thankful for the bike repair advice and touring tips shared by other traveling cyclists, for the bike shops that turned wrenches and gave me route advice and encouragement, for the big man upstairs keeping me safe, healthy and in good weather, and for the family and friends that supported and encouraged me on my trip. Thank you all. On my summer vacation, I confirmed that you truly can't judge a book by its cover. I witnessed the power that a wave and a smile ...
I'm all packed and ready to hit the road. For the next few weeks I'll be living out of the two bags and in the tent you can see in the photo below. I can strap my tent onto the back of my bike between the two bags. I thought about writing my packing list out, but you'll probably be able to tell that I only packed 2 different t-shirts after seeing the same ...
Other places to stay in Winona
1025 Highway 61 East, Winona | 3 star hotelfrom $72
956 Mankato Ave., Winona | 2 star hotelfrom $109
1128 Homer Rd, Winona | 2 star hotelfrom $133
420 Cottonwood Drive, Winona | 2 star hotelfrom $67
60 Riverview Dr., Winona | 2 star hotelfrom $97
900 Bruski Drive, Winona | Hotelfrom $59