South Bend, Indiana, to Sauk, Centre, Minnesota
We were on the road this morning shortly after six a.m.
This house got our attention because of grass on the roof. It also appears to have been built into a bank.
Cerwin said this is trucking!
He loved the long, straight roads.
We took a slight detour because of road construction – due to the advice of the driver we met last night – so stopped at Petro Stopping Center near Rochelle, Illinois, for brunch.
It was fun to see the TFC chapel there. We were too early to see a chaplain.
This was the only chance I had to get both chapels together.
Corn fields seemed to go on forever.
When we saw this smoke, we thought there might be an accident ahead of us.
However, it came from this fire that looks a bit out of control. We aren’t sure what was burning.
The truck feature of the day is our tiny closet and port-a-pot. I am grateful for this small toilet that even “flushes” because we drove from 6:15 a.m until 6:15 p.m. today with only two stops (brunch and a rest stop in the late afternoon).
This heart captured our attention.
It seems to be an advertisement for a recreational community.
We were slowed down a bit when we had to pull unto a truck scales for a weight check.
Weight is not a problem for our rig.
This reminded us of our visit to the Dells in the late ’80s.
Each area of the country has its own beauty.
Going around Minneapolis/Saint Paul.
We were glad we weren’t going through this area at the close of the work day.
Slow traffic gave me another chance to photograph roadside flowers.
This was our route for the day.
We are parked in an AmBest Truck Stop near Sauk Centre, Minnesota, and just finished a delicious supper: a cup of corn chowder and half of a roast beef sandwich.