August 2, 2014
Rode through stpaul this morning and then to redwing. It's along the Mississippi River, which is vast and filled w boats and activities. I can see how whole communities could use the river for everything back in the day because it is still used today. The smell of BBQ in the air created a feel of true Americana culture. Loads of motorbikes burning through Prescott area. Must be a bike haven; I've never seen so many. Gotta say, I'm digging America more and more by really getting to see it. The resources are so vast that it is no wonder the economy is strong and vibrant... Even though there is a recession. In this state I haven't seen evidence of it. Lots of strong farms and infrastructure, plus a population base that craves recreation and sport. Going for a pizza. La crosse tm, then we go left for Illinois.