We headed out this morning, much later than Taylors usually hit the road (about 8:30am). We ate lunch at Granite City in Sioux Falls (where they were playing the Lawrence Welk Theme Song... no, I could not make that up... a little champagne music with your Sunday brunch, which was excellent by the way). I picked up where I left off with the Road Socks.
Not too far from Albert Lea, MN, we stopped at a roadside park which had a little bridge over a creek with lots of little fishies.
It was a pretty place, especially considering it was just a rest stop.
Many, many, many motorcycles (and their owners) were headed home from Sturgis.
I finished the socks well before the Wisconsin border.
We see windmills at home, and we see them on the way to the west coast, but I've never seen the kind of windmill concentration as I did this morning along I-90 in Minnesota. There were more windmills than there were motorcycles (I'm talking hundreds and hundreds). Even if you know how big these suckers are, you still don't KNOW how big they are until you drive next to them (and we see the blades being trucked past on our highway all the time). It was amazing,.
We made it to LaCrosse, WI (over the Mississippi River) in good time. We found an amazing little restaurant- Edwardo's Pizza Wagon, which served not only fantastic wood-fired pizza, but also a large selection of national microbrews, and international beers. After consulting with Curt, I had a Spotted Cow Pale Ale with my supper. It was yummy.
Tomorrow morning, we head south, and if we are lucky, we will avoid Chicago almost entirely, and make it to our portion of Michigan by supper time. Cross your fingers for us.