As we drove through the hot and humid Iowa and Illinois countryside, you could almost hear the corn growing, it was as high as an elephant’s eye. Bill was our agricultural tour director, we think we know enough now to raise corn, soy beans and alfalfa.
When everybody was finally in this afternoon, we all gathered and had dinner together and then went out in the countryside to a friend of Dave and Susan who had volunteered his garage for any needed repairs. It was a beautiful country home and came complete with fire flies, lightning bugs to you easterners. And we did need a little repair work, Jack and Don arrived with a dead generator, so we stuck on the spare alternator that Jack was carrying, problem solved and now he even has bright headlights.
While we were there, we had ICE CREAM and met a gentleman (Dale) who makes and plays some unusual musical instruments, a hurdy gurdy, and a hammered dulcimer. We were all quite amazed at these unusual instruments.
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