Wow We Produce A Lot Of Corn
Trip Start Sep 19, 2011
14Trip End Oct 30, 2011
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By 8:45am I was back on the road heading west. Once you leave the suburbs of Cleveland and Akron there is nothing but farmland. For over 200 miles it was nothing but corn fields. When I got to South Bend, OH the sun finally came out and lit the drying corn fields to a deep yellow. It was quite pretty. After passing through Chicago and its suburbs it was back to corn fields till I reached the Wisconsin Dells. I was really hoping for more trees with fall foliage, but the trees I did see I would have say that maybe 10-15% of them are starting to show some color. Mostly black sour gums and a few sugar maples. Two more weeks and the trees in the Dells will be spectacular.
The Wisconsin Dells are known for two things, the scenic boat tours along the Wisconsin River and the numerous indoor and outdoor waterparks. The Dells are home to the nation's largest outdoor and indoor waterparks, yet anyone who visits here will find a waterpark that suits them. Since I was staying at the Best Western, it came with free tickets to the Chula Vista Indoor Waterpark. As soon as I was checked in I was on my way to use my free passes.
Chula Vista Resort offers both an indoor and outdoor waterpark. I checked out the Los Rios Indoor Waterpark and found it to be well themed. I enjoyed floating in the lazy river, soaking in
Tomorrow I am headed to the Black Hills of South Dakota. I will be traveling I-90 and will cover another 700 plus miles. I hope to stop at the SPAM Museum in Austin, MN, the Jolly Green Giant Museum in Blue Earth, MN, and the Badlands National Park. Weather for the drive should be in the 60s and lots of sun.