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And the road goes on forever...

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We are in central Iowa now, on our way to Minnesota.

The road .... and the sky,.... go on forever.

I really miss living in the Midwest. Last night, the low was in the low 60s, and the high in the day was in the 80's. Amazing.

I really miss living here. The flowers , the fields, the sky....

Wow.

Sherry


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:o Wide open skies=hellacious wind storms,tornadoes, etc. Kansas is Midwest, RIGHT????? Geri will not miss the Midwest much but the E.R.s' are very nice!!!! ;) Now further west is real nice too. We haven't had a chance to check E.R.s here and hopefully we won't! Spearfish, SD was great. Just not during Sturgis MC Rally. :o

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We're camped now not far from Lanesboro, enjoying the peace and beauty of the Bluffs district.

After a busy and fun two weeks of family celebrations, we're now just wandering and enjoying the hills, the fields, and the beautiful small towns (with equally lovely names) of southeastern Minnesota.

Had lunch in Spring Valley today, an historic and beautiful small town where I used to get ice cream treats at the creamery with my dad. The creamery is long closed, but still a beautiful old brick building, a block off Main Street.

 

Lanesboro is hilly, fun, artsy, and the start of a bicycle trail that draws enthusiasts from three states on a regular basis, as well as from further afar. Great small live theater, art galleries, and... ice cream! Plus kayaking, canoing, and tubing on the root river. The Amish area is also interesting, as are the small towns around ( Harmony and Preston in MN, and beautiful Decorah in Iowa).

 

Leaving the Lakes district around Brainerd a few days ago, and traveling thru the Twin Cities, we enjoyed dinner with Herm and Kim. It was great to see them again!

 

Sherry


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Tom and Karen, where are you with scorched earth???

Paul and Sheri, still in MN?

We made it from heavenly (10k+ft) and beautiful Trujillo Meadows down to Taos(way too crowded) to just above I-40 near Alburquque(Cedar Crest). Will visit our local Mothership dealership for minor warranty work and then meet Lane and the Rte 66 EggRoll here and in Tucumcari, NM the on to T or C.

Geri's getting me hooked on this small town stuff. Civilization sucks! Except for Sams, Camping World, Bass Pro, Cabelas........ ;)

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We love the area around Lanesboro. (Where else can you buy Spring Grove creme soda with a label thanking you with "Mange Tusen Takk"? Spent three days there, visiting Lanesboro, Preston, Harmony, and also went down to Decorah, IA to visit some friends on their farm. Our last night, the sheriff came out to warn us of bad winds and possible tornadoes approaching, which was really nice, since we not only were the only people in the campground, but hadn't listened to the radio at all. Forutunately, the worst storm cells went to the north and south of us.

We've moved on to the bluffs area of southern Wisconsin, camping one night at a COE park south of LaCrosse, and now camped at Wyalusing State Park, up high in the Wisconsin Ridge campground. We have a view of the Wisconsin river and Prairie Du Chien in the distance, and a little further up is a beautiful view of the confluence of the Wisconsin and the Mississippi. Visited the mounds near Passenger Pigeon monument earlier this afternoon. There are many mounds, some effigy, around the 2500 acre park.

It's quite windy on the ridge, and it's supposed to drop into the low 50's tonite. I've had a cotton sweater on most of the day. My idea of heaven in late June. And, all the people we've met are so very midwestern and nice. The camp hosts fly the US, Danish, and Norwegian flags.

Sherry


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Does Old Style Lager and/Heilimans still have a tasting room on the Miss River in LaCrosse????My dad was bruameister there for some time and we lived 1/2 way up Grand Dads Bluff. The memory of the 'skeeters chills my bones :o !

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I think (?) the Old Style Brewery is now City Brewery. There's a beautiful, old brewery with a walkway across the main highway (not interstate) thru LaCrosse.

The area from La Crosse south is so amazingly beautiful. The bluffs, ridges, riverbanks, green rolling farmland... cattle and dairy cows, corn, beans, and hayfields.

We camped in a couple parks in Wisconsin before following the river into Illinois.

Sherry


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