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My tire arrived safely at the bike shop and I made it there with the bike without issue first thing in the morning. The shop was on a country road and when I got there there was nobody there . . . Hmm. A guy walked over from the house next door and it turned out he was the owner. He did not seem to be in a hurry or very helpful. He informed me his ...
Hi everyone. Well, we are on our way west. We left Michigan yesterday and made it to Effingham, Illinois before we stopped for the night. Across from the hotel was a local steakhouse that came highly recommended by the hotel clerk. The prices were very reasonable and the food - well, let's just say we got what we paid for. Jeff has me spoiled with his cooking. Today, we stopped in Highland, Illinois to try the foot high pie at Blue Springs Cafe. ...
... me and I couldn't help but think of Neil Young's song "Unknown Legend": "Somewhere on a desert highway She rides a Harley-Davidson Her long blonde hair flyin' in the wind She's been runnin' half her life The chrome and steel she rides Collidin' with the very air she breathes The air she breathes. " Our goal was to reach Vandalia before nightfall, which we did. Check out attached photographs and video. Approximately 900 miles to go until we're home. 275 +/- ...
I saw a sign off the highway and followed it on a whim. I'm glad that I did.
The Log Cabin and surrounding buildings were really cool. There were a bunch of people walking around and doing work in costume. There were some women cooking a meal, and people tending the garden. They were using period tools, and it was kind of cool. Puppy liked it a lot. ...
... I'm excited to think that the next entry might be logging 1000 miles.
Greenup Illinois is a small community in rural Illinois. It is home of Abe Bowman, Pitcher for the Cleveland Indians in 1914-1915 with a record of 2-8 and 4.74 era. It is also the home of Cy Warman, author from the late 19th century who became famous after writing about his train trip from NYC to Chicago in 1892 and then went on to write a series of railroading stories as well as popular songs.
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