|Lush Countryside through the Morning Haze|
|Small Deer on other side of fence along the Road|
|Country Road Through the Corn Fields|
However Cal did have tire issues today. He could not understand why the bike was peddled so hard, well the back tire was almost flat! He changed the inner tube, but it went down again. This time he patched the tire itself, along with changing the tube. This afternoon after arriving in Jacksonville, the first place we went was a bike shop for a new tire and tube. Hopefully this will take care of the whole issue. These tires have lasted Cal a long time – many miles!
It was another day of seeing lush fields of corn and soybeans, and more soybeans and corn! We continued on the back country roads meeting relatively few vehicles and riding through a tunnel of corn. These roads are used mainly by the farmers and delivery services to and from the farms.
|Rural Cemetery in the bean field|
|Red-Winged Blackbird watching us go by|
|Beautiful Farmhouse with out-buildings|
|Barn in the Bean Field|
Today I saw a small deer, rabbits, squirrels and of course lots of birds. I like when we go on an overpass so you can look down on the fields of corn that are all in tassel right now. There is simply a yellow hue over the corn from the tassels.
|Riding Historic Route 66 Again|
|An OLD Barn|
|A Dove perched on a Decorative Steel Wheel|
|Corn field in tassel with blooming Queen Anne Lace in the foreground|
As yesterday, we drove by some lovely country homes and homestead farms. Then there are some not so lovely places. It is simply pure agricultural Mid-West America!