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What a beautiful drive through the southern parts of South Dakota, Minnesota, and into Wisconsin! Rolling hills of yellow wild flowers in South Dakota. European-style farmhouses and those giant wind turbines everywhere along I-90 through Minnesota. And the giant bluffs along the flood-swollen Mississippi River as we entered Wisconsin ...
... another. We expected the river to be really high according to what news reports have been saying, but it wasn't that bad at all. Downtown La Crosse is a big city (much bigger than Hartford) and lots to do. It also houses a huge brewery in the center of town called City Brewing which is the home of the worlds largest 6-pack. It was so cool to see and of course we got some pictures. Didn't get to sample any of the beer because we had Sandy with ...
... bluffs alongside the river. They have been molded into various shapes by wind and water. As we looked across to the place tour boat operators have been calling "Witches' Gulch" for the past century , we saw boats going up and down the wide river , loudspeakers blasting important points and made up stories about the natural wonder of the dells. The air smelled thick with pine . The overlook is 150 feet above the water and so makes a dramatic scene. ...
Our first night of real camping. We stayed on Goose island camp ground, which was next to the Missippi river. There had been a lot of recent rain so the river was up much higher than normal. Many camp sites were flooded out. It did rain while we were there but we did not let that dampen our fun.
So this is turning into the theme of our trip. We got 3-4" of rain this morning and now have flash flooding in Wisconsin. It seems to be following us. As we get ready to take off and go home we are hoping to avoid our water fiasco yesterday. I am worried as I think I just saw some guy who looked like Noah walking by collecting ...
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