Sunday, July 28, 2013

Illinois, Indiana & Michigan

From Iowa we crossed the mighty Mississippi and into Illinois. The land scape is about the same and still a lot of corn and soy beans being grown.


I remembered the roads being TERRIBLE around Chicago, and hoped they would be better west to east. The roads were about half and half (good and bad). More traffic but the scenery was still great.


We do not know if this is a mine or just a huge rock quarry.  But those sheer rock walls are close to 70-80 feet.


Below was in South Holland Ill. Not sure what it was, appeared to be a huge cross over.AUX iNDIANATO MICHIGAN 016

Then into Indiana, we are South of lake Michigan getting close to our destination in Michigan.


Traffic was bad, but we did pass thru some beautiful farm land here also. I was just too busy to shoot.  Surprised smile


Sherry got one of the three towers of some kind?


I estimated about 90 ft. high.  Interesting…

Then into Michigan, for about 45 minutes.


Yes there are thousands of acres of farms in Michigan. We tend to think of Detroit.


The land from Iowa to Michigan lays rolling and flat alternately. It is refreshing to see live waterways thriving.  Cattle on the hills with plenty of grazing land and water. The rolling hills are so refreshing and I never get enough of saying, “Would you look at that, or LOOK OVER THERE!”

Thanks for coming along over a quick three state hop. I know I have been too lengthy, sorry, I got carried away.

Nite Shipslog


We are all different. Different thoughts, plans and dreams, that is what makes us interesting as humans. (By the way I had a cone of Maple nut Ice Cream and Sherry wasted her time on Chocolate P-nut butter     (Winking smile).) before leaving Iowa.


We are in the state of the Motor City. This area is responsible for a love. Love between cars and humans.  We are sitting in Michigan, just a few miles above South Bend Indiana.

1987 Avanti the last production car built in south Bend

Autos were not only built in Detroit, South Bend saw plenty built. This 1987 Studebaker Avanti was the last production car built in South Bend, Indiana


Lucy said...

Nice to have some scenery, rather than all the flat land in Ne. When Lee was alive, he had a brother in Iowa so we got over there 2 or 3 times. Now his widow is in her 90's
.WE never saw much interesting parts of Iowa cause we were there to visit.I wondered if you and Sherry ever got tired of driving so much. I bet that was a long haul from Lincoln through. Tell Sherry We said hi and see her on FB.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Those rolling hills look very similar to the ones we have here. After having been to California, I was very glad to return to the green green grass of home. You don't see that out there, at least where I visited. Hope you enjoy your visit in Michigan. I do remember when you had to go there in the winter time. This one should be much nicer, in the summer. It is a little chilly here today too, but it won't last long. We still have loads of warmer days coming in August through September for the most part!

Sara S. said...

What in the world... if you are just north of South Bend, then you are a little over an hour from me!!! I recognized the quarry in Ill, on 80/90 just south of 294. And the oasis in New Holland and the I80 tollway into Indiana... we were just on it all 2 weeks ago when we took a trip back home lol. I see you hit the nice road construction along the way and the crazy traffic. If you go up I90 you can hit about 50 straight miles of it...we hit it coming home (because someone took the wrong exit, but we won't mention any names...DON!!!)lol
I hope you are enjoying my neck of the woods and the many many corn fields!
Safe travels!

Sara S. said...

I meant the South Holland Oasis, not New Holland... opps! The fingers were working faster than the brain again lol.


You covered a lot of ground. Lots of interesting things to see on the way.

Mevely317 said...

Oops! - the last time I looked, your landscapes were rocky and barren.
Scrolling through your last few days, the little record-player that lives in my head began playing, "This land is my land, this land is your land ....".

How lucky are we?!

Have a sweet new week!


shirl72 said...

Since you are in Detroit you can help them get out of debt.

Glad you made it there safe. Lots
of flat and rolling hills. Looks
like you had good weather. Rain here.
Stay safe and cool..

Paula said...

My daughter, Lynda, lived in a suburb of Ill. for about three years. Wish I could remember the name of it in case you saw it or a sign for it.

Chatty Crone said...

Well you hit my old turf - although I was in northern Illinois and Indiana. Still hearing the names makes it feel like home. So do you ever get tired of driving? You sure have seen some wonderful sites. sandie

Cher' Shots said...

And just where is your destination? Does it include UPPER MICHIGAN - I know a couple who would love to see you two in person. We would even share some garden produce ... does that entice you? And I bake a 'killer chocolate cake' - in a good sense.
'love & hugs from afar'

MunirGhiasuddin said...

I love that Sunset. It reminds me of Hawaii where our son lives.

Louis la Vache said...

You two REALLY get around! It seems only yesterday you were in «Louis'» native Texas!

That Avanti is still a great looking car!