|Crossing the Mississippi River by Prairie Du Chien, WI. This is the same road we bicycled acrossed last year when we were heading West. This time we will be bicycling east (once we get to Muscatine, Iowa).|
|Beautiful rolling hills and rich soil farm land. Corn is already about 4" up.|
|Gorgeous flowers alongside the road.|
|Fertile farm land!|
|SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Petersburg, Iowa (an amazing beautiful church located in a very small town)|
|Altar at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Petersburg, Iowa|
|Corn bins - we saw a lot of dairy farms and of course, we also bicycled by a number of pig farms which is a completely different oder. So much for fresh country air.|
After spending some time inside the church we headed to Dyersville and checked into the Super 8. We looked at the map for tomorrow and we had hoped to get to Muscatine, Iowa but we would have to bicycle over 120 miles to get there. That is more than we care to bike especially if it is going to be hilly like today's bike ride. I called the one hotel in Lowden and it is a old hotel listed on the Historical Registry and they only had one room left for $85.00 a night with no breakfast included. We didn't have any other options so we booked it. After cleaning up and watching a little tv we walked across the road to McDonalds and we both ordered a salad and now we are ready to call it a day!
Life is good! Deb & Dennis we missed you biking along with us today. You two would have loved the hills (great down hills with kick butt up hills).
Life is good!