Well yesterday was a lame effort, blogwise as I was pretty pooped and forgot the upload cable in the car so couldn't post photos.
When I stopped for lunch yesterday I jotted down some notes and observations but first - photos of the approach to Chicago.
My destination was Rockford, Illinois but I got there early and kept driving to just across the border into Wisconsin. WI is a lot like southwest Ontario. Lots and lots of corn fields to feed the cows which make the delicious cheese. Further north it began to look like Barrie/Orillia.
:Cranberry bog farms
: large swaths of birch forest - I mean the entire forest was birch
: a Wal-Mart semi every 3 minutes (I'm not kidding, they are EVERYWHERE)
:3 eagles over the highway. 2 were engaged in something - fighting or mating
:a bison and beef cattle farm
: an Oliver corn picker (are you reading this Kevin?)
Then there's Foster's Cheese Haus. It's in a little town called Foster, outside another little town called Osseo and it's right on the highway. It looks unassuming from the outside but inside..............one stop shopping. Local craft microbrews to take home, locally made wine to take home; two refrigerated cases full of Wisconsin cheese; an excellent menu and a wood fired pizza oven newly installed. Here's some pics
Crazy stuff today - the highways in Wisconsin have letters instead of numbers ie. Highway O, Highway TM and the best song I heard today "My exes live in Texas so I'm here in Tennessee".