|So long you old geezer. Same to you, you old geezer.|
|Larry would you pleeeeze not do that!|
This is the time of year when thousands of acres of corn are harvested and Kentucky seems to be highly active in this business. I'm not knowledgeable about what it's used for; probably animal food or maybe fuel for cars.
Some time later on I seemed to have passed through Indiana into Illinois without noticing it. I stopped to refuel, made a wrong turn in the process, drove darn near twenty miles out of my way and got to see some of the country I might otherwise have missed. Such is life on the road.
This place was somewhere out in the sticks in IL. I've no idea where as I was off the grid and wandering aimlessly. I stopped for gas, had a Gatorade and a Cliff Bar while the proprietors kept an eye on me. Probably because I was the only guy wearing a leather jacket when everyone else was in shorts & T-shirts.
|Gas is really cheap compared to home prices|
I noticed it was getting on in the afternoon and since I'd ridden 318 miles for the day I decided I'd hang it up. Mt. Vernon, IL was on the radar and I stopped and checked into a Days Inn.
|Mt Vernon appears to be heavily committed to culture and the arts|
|Wait a minute, weren't these the greedy guys?|
Jerry's a nice guy and very accommodating. He gave me a room at the far end of the hall well away from the front desk. Not the handicapped room either, this is a real room. Very nice.
|Please do not photograph the employees sir. Now go to your room.|