I realized I left off a very important stop that I made while in South Dakota. I went to the famous “Mitchell’s Corn Palace”.
Every year they redo the designs and this year it was “America’s Destinations” and yes, they are all made out of corn. I was there about 5 minutes – I told you it was important. Interesting, but a few minutes was enough.
While visiting my sister, I stayed at Lake Wissota State Park in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Nice park, but in my camp site there were 2 trees that had these berries that looked like large blue berries. While there, it was stormy and a lot of these berries ended up on my RV and car.
After visiting with Amy and her family, I went to the “World’s largest Cranberry festival”. It was packed. The festival was basically a huge arts and crafts festival and a flea market. Plus lots of good fair food.
After leaving Wisconsin, I traveled to Shipshewana, IN – part of Indiana’s Amish Country. While there it rained a lot. But I did like driving around and looking at the farms – Amish and English (as the Amish call us). Also, while there I discovered the world’s best doughnut – In my opinion. It was a caramel doughnut made at the Rise and Shine bakery. Yum!!!! Also while there I went to the Shipshewana flea market and auction. I’m not really into flea markets, but the auction was interesting. At 9:00 a bell went off and then 9 auctioneers in different areas of the same room started auctioning off items. It was so loud I couldn’t figure out what was going on, but very interesting. I also enjoyed watching people – both Amish and non-Amish.
When I think about the Amish, it always makes me think about what we have and what people can do without.
Then I went to Hueston Woods State Park in Ohio. This state park is known for their fossils and unlike in many parks you can collect here. So in addition to a few small hikes, I went fossil hunting. I didn’t have to hunt too hard.
While in this park, I noticed something very interesting. There were quite a few of these green “brain-like” things. Below is a picture of the “brain” (with a key beside it to show how large it is) and the tree they grow on. Anyone know what this is?
After Ohio, I camped at Levi Jackson State Park in Kentucky. While there I went to Natural Arch in Daniel Boone National Forest. It’s only about a mile hike, but I loved the arch.
I also went to Cumberland Falls State Park (in Kentucky). One of these days I would like to be there during a full moon. They claim to be one of the few places in the world where you can see a moonbow.
Unfortunately it had been raining the previous days, so the river/falls were muddier than normal.
While traveling the last month, I have seen some interesting things on the road.
I don’t think my toes need service, but it’s good to know that if they do I can get it 24 hours a day!
I don’t know what uses tires this big, but I thought it was interesting. On the truck in the front, they had tied a small “Michelin Man” to the tires..
I’ve since been to Tennesee and am back in Georgia for a few weeks. While in Ga, I’ll finally make time to do some of the maintenance items on my RV that I have been putting off. I’ll post on that later!