Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Kenosha Harbor Ride

Monday I had to get out of mom's apartment.  Visited for a while at the rehab facility abd headed out for a bike ride.  Nice day on the shore of Lake Michigan.  Long sleeve jersey, full length tight bibs, and a light jacked.

Parked at the South end of the Southport Marina.  Rode the Pike Bike Trail to the torpedo display.  Back to the South end of the trail and rode most of the trail again,  Ended up with just over 5 miles.  Exhausted when done.

Stopped at the Boat House for a cheeseburger and pint of beer.  Burger had 2 different types of cheese!  Had a pint of local beer - "Fixed Gear".  Not sure which brewery it is made by.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

They are Coming to Take Me Away

Another trip to Wisconsin.  This time because my mom fell and broke 3 ribs.  Out of the hospital and into rehab facility.  Just not what I was thinking of doing later in October.

She is getting better, but going to be slow going.  Hoping I can head back home mid of the week.

This photo is of several items in a field along Hy-way 11 just out of Dubuque, IA. Interesting collection if sculptures.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Loess Hills Tour

Sunny, though a little chilly, morning today.  Loaded the camera equipment in the car when headed into town for Saturday breakfast.  After breakfast, I was a little tired, but decided to head the car North towards Harrison and Monona Couties.

Stopped at the Harrison County Visitor's Center.  Picked up the Loess Hills travel guide.  From there, North to Pisgah.  Drove the Fountainblue loop (see photo).  Checked out Preservation Canyon State Park. 

Back a Pisgah, drove the scenic byway to the Preservation Loop. Took that loop to Turin, IA.  By this time, I knew I was not going to see very much color in the leaves.  Some leaves were off the trees, most had not turned yet.  Maybe another week.  Did get several photos of old, abandoned (or nearly abandoned) barns.

Headed toward home.  Crops are about half harvested in this part of the state.  Lots of equipment in the fields in the afternoon. Was tired by the time I got groceries out of the car and into the house.  Did a little computer work and crashed to bed.

This evening, received a call from my Aunt Audrey.   My mom is in the hospital.  Fell in the afternoon, broke/cracked 3/4 ribs.  She's going to keep me advised.