Thursday, September 25, 2008

Home at last!

We headed home yesterday, the long way round so to speak. We headed west across Wisconsin because we just wanted to see the countryside one more time. I would love to know how many barns are in that state! There were times when I could not see all that were visible...there were times when there were just too many to see while driving. I took 281 pictures yesterday, many of which has reflections in them or the windows so bug splattered that I don't know if I will ever get them clean enough to use on here. But I will still enjoy looking at them for the memories.

We came across and hit the Mississippi River right below Eau Claire, Wisconsin and followed it down into Illinois a ways. I do not have one decent shot of it because the sun was just at the right height and we were there at the wrong time. It was still fun to see, though. We did not cross it; both of us were just ready to head for home.

These are a few scenes from the drive...I love that vine covered silo or crib or whatever it was. It was in Wisconsin. The others I am not to sure where they were...I think Illinois. the northwest corner is so beautiful--big wide valleys with rolling hills. It felt like you could see forever. And there were a few places that really looked and felt like Eastern Tennessee.

We ended up in a run-down motel last night...I will leave the rest to your imagination. I would have taken over the driving, but that would not have did much good. We were out in the middle of no where, with no major road to get on and just go...we both had to be awake for one to navigate and the other to drive. I guess I should put a GPS navigation thing on my Christmas wish list!

I am so weary...I am stopping on this now. It may take me a day or two to get back to normal. But I will catch up with everyone.