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Got up in the morning exhausted. Dreamed my bike had been dismantled, leaving only a frame with wheels left and a passerby thinking I was an idiot when I screamed that there was nothing left. Was glad to get out of Rockford, IL. My trip was uneventful until I began to cross the Mississippi River when a squall blew in. I barely made it to the Visitor Center on the other side when gale force winds and pelting rain came in. I holed up inisde the Center for an hour or so speaking with the Groundskeeper, a kindly old man until the weather broke. I anxiously waited and hoped to catch a glimpse of the Bald Eagle he said hunted in the waters around the Visitor Center. Day 3 brought me by Blue Earth, Minn where the earth by the river is so dark it's blue, and the home of the Green Giant.
I arrived at my destination eager to explore the next day.