We drove through rolling hills and farmland for an hour or so and then came upon a roadside sign announcing a "scenic turnout." Thinking it might present some photo opportunities, I pulled off the highway into the rest area. Yes, I was driving and Hubby was riding shot-gun. Unfortunately, he wasn't quick enough on the draw to catch some of the interesting things we saw. One in particular was a rock formation, which looked like a castle had been carved out of the side of a small mountain. You'll have to imagine the rocks, 'cause by the time Speedy Gonzales got the camera out of the case, we were a mile past it.
At the rest area, I didn't see much photo opportunity: we were in among trees, and there was no elevated spot which offered a scenic view. There was an interesting sign, however, which I did photograh about this area having been one of the country's largest passenger pigeon nesting areas.
As I read the sign, I couldn't help but wonder if the hill we were on was really a pile of pigeon poop! After all, 100 million-plus, must have been responsible for massive colon evacuations!
Moving from defecation to ingestion......
Robert Roloff, the other half of http://housewifesavant.blogspot.com/ was kind enough to offer a restaurant suggestion: Culver's. We saw the place advertised many times along the highway, but might not have chosen it, but for Robert's suggestion. We stopped at a Culvers on Commercial Boulevard in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. I have to say, we enjoyed the best cheese burgers I've ever had in a fast-food type environment. We ordered the "Butter-burger Cheeseburger Baskets," which came with fries and a drink for $3.99. Then we topped it off with Frozen Custard; I had a small Raspberry Sundae, and Hubby had a Turtle Sundae.
Hey, it's Sunday, and I guarantee you, that was the closest to a religious experience I've had in a long time!
This shot shows that the leaves are beginning to change color a little. They don't look quite as red in the photo as they were in reality. Lack of bright sunshine was probably a factor.As we bade farewell to Wisconsin, Minnesota welcomed us! I almost didn't catch this photo. The sign sneaked up on me. There were several false alarms I was ready for, then when the real deal showed up, I had to scramble!
Ah, the picture below: The Chevy has landed at the Mall of America...this was my first glimpse. We checked into the Country Inn & Suites directly accross the street. The hotel has a shuttle to and from the mall every hour, so that's where we will be tomorrow. Tonight we just plan to chill. There's a TGI Friday's downstairs and we will go there for dinner.
I'll have more tomorrow about the mall. Night, all!