And we drove about 30 minutes. We saw some bluffs and some marshland, but nothing too exciting. We did stop at a gas station for drinks and got a snack of a veggie tray, a cheese stick, and a couple beef sticks. That's the great thing about Wisconsin...they really support their beef and dairy industries! Yummmmmm.
Wisconsin also has nice flowers ;)On our way back to my apartment, the fiance got some great shots on the Minnesota side again.
Eventually we ended up on a county highway with a wide shoulder. Evidently this was part of the trail, but it was a little busy for the fiance's taste. He kept telling me that we were going to get run over. Plus, it was super rolling hills, and our Iowa legs weren't used to it. After 15 miles, we saw a stopping point and pulled over.
There are several of them, starting up by St. Paul, and going all the way down the river. We learned that it takes 5 days to go upriver from St. Louis to St.Paul by barge!
Then, we got sooo lucky because a tow came through to push a barge through the lock!
It was a lot of fun and a perfect break from the bike ride. We turned around and biked the 15 miles back to my apartment. Kudos to the fiance, who accomplished his longest bike ride to date! I rewarded him with microbrews at a local brew pub that is within walking distance of my new place! Score!
Well, that's the last of this recap, but we'll be going back over July 4th weekend. Who wants to come? Bring your own sleeping bag and I'll share my kitchen!
Back at you with some science by the end of the week. I've come across some really interesting research on toxicity of components of our food!