The View Motel
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... with stories of the family history.
Our drive to Galena through the corn fields has many more hills than I expected. We went by the farm and home where Linda grew up. It is sad to see that time and a new owner have not kept the place up. Time marches on.
Galena is the neatest town ever. This the home of Ulysses S. Grant, general for the Union army in the civil war. The town and area remind you of the Gettysburg area in PA. The main ...
... grain (Corn)" comes to mind and the fields are overflowing. The corn is taller than I can remember. This is “elephant’s eye height” country.
We pass a small village, Lena, IL. Had to take a few picture for our dear friend Lena Meijer. I miss working on the jig saw puzzles with Pete and seeing her stop to see our progress.
We stopped to get gas and 53 gallons later, we have the tank full. We arrive ...
... chilled all night not doing much! :) Tomorrow looks like we'll spend the day driving through the country side. We're trying to knock out a lot of driving this first week though corn country and then spend more time when the scenery gets becomes something a bit more interesting then the endless corn fields. Goodnight from Lena! Xo (Pics to come, as I don't have any on the iPad!) ...
... crossed the ridge line, I pointed out to Alex that these were the last of the Western mountains that we would see until our return trip - the next mountains we'll see are the Allegheny Mountains, and they are mere hills by our Western US standards.
Alex was pretty quiet in the morning, even napping a little bit. The one thing that really perked him up was when he would hear a song he likes, and he would then sit up and sing. He loves to ...
After regaling the baby boomers around the breakfast table with tales of Tasmania over our chocolate cake and eggs benedict we headed towards the Effigy Mounds national monument. Travelling through the country back roads we encountered a couple of Amish carts. Just like the Great River Road we're following is known as a scenic byway, it turns out the road we were inadvertently on was signposted as an 'Amish Byway'. The effigy mounds are large mounds of earth ...