Welcome back! If you missed the last blog, here is a little recap from Montana as I made my way east through the U.S.
With Mount Rushmore on our minds, we almost drove right by Old McDonald’s Farm. But, how often can you actually sing at the actual farm? “Old MacDonald had a farm, ee-i-ee-i-o”
Although, I don’t remember anything in the song about the goat bridge.
My only comment is that they did not look comfortable up there.
In our third verse of Old McDonald had a farm, we made finally made it to Mount Rushmore. I was not quite sure what to expect, I mean, they carved the faces of four American President’s into the side of a mountain! I was struck with how detailed it was and how smooth it looked. And not to be too demanding, I thought it would be bigger, but than again, you can only view it from 300 feet away. I’m sure if I was looking at it face to face, it would be seem pretty big!
I’m going for that pensive look.
Even got Washington’s collar and look at the detail of Roosevelt’s mustache!
Getting creative with an SLR camera, I love this shot, but I didn’t take it, remember I have a roadie photographer.
I won’t bore you with the details, but we left Mount Rushmore in the early evening and we still had some serious driving to do in order to hit up Miller Park in Milwaukee the next day for a baseball game. Simply put, Mount Rushmore to Milwaukee is about 14 hours of straight driving. So the goal was to drive as long as humanly possible into the night and stopping for a quick dinner along the way. Well, the only problem with that is we presumed something would be open in the middle of the night in South Dakota along the I-90. Wrong!
Well, 1am along the highway in South Dakota, this is sometimes the best you can do.
Honestly, sauerkraut in a package, brilliant!
The good news is that we drove enough that night to make the drive the next day manageable and we got to Milwaukee in time for the baseball game. The bad news is that I did not catch a ball, but I managed to have a ballpark bratwurst with sauerkraut and what they called their Special Stadium Sauce, which was sweet and a little kick to it.
I had a bit of nostalgia taking the picture sitting out there in the bleachers. The last time I was in the outfield of a baseball game, I came up with Tastes Better With Friends.
Good news…Milwaukee to Chicago = 2 hours of driving = spending the morning in Milwaukee and checking out the city.
So where do two people that love food go?
In case you didn’t know, Wisconsin is America’s Dairyland
Another bratwurst, this time in a pretzel bun. It smelled like a pretzel, but was softer than I thought it would be. It was pretty good and I really want one right now.
Welcome to Chicago! If you haven’t been to Chicago yet, you need to make it here soon.
Welcome to Millenium Park, a great park with tons of art, including a funky jelly-bean shaped thing that is perfect for picture taking.
One more hotdog, this time at Wrigley Field. Check out that dynamic relish! And no, I did not catch a ball here either.
Wrapping up Chicago with an evening of deep dish pizza (separate blog to follow soon) and a walk to the Willis Tower (aka Sears Tower)
That next morning, I took Susy (my adventuresome friend who was a great fellow road-tripper and can’t want to hit the Deep South) to the airport to head back to Vancouver and I headed east and north and made my way back to Canada. It’s a strange feeling not being out west, but looking forward to what the provinces of Ontario and Quebec have in store for me this summer. Looking forward to sharing it with you!