Percivil Iowa to Danville Illinois
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Just when you think the ride canâ€™t get any better, the fog finally lifted around 10am, and we shed our snorkels, fins, and jackets in favor of just our shirts. The afternoons have been great, and today was no exception. The sun was out and the skies cleared to reveal a pleasant afternoon. Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, and Illinois all proved to be rich in agriculture. Everywhere is fields of corn, and another shrub we could not determine for sure. I think they were soybeans. Note: the Grey Ghost likes to mark his territory along the way; ducking into corn fields or near soybean fields along the roadways, so it would probably be a good idea to wash those fresh vegetables before you eat them.
We crossed the mighty Mississippi at Hannibal Missouri, where along the shore was a large paddlewheel boat which reminded us of Tom Sawyer.
Because the afternoons have been so nice, and the mornings so foggy, we decided to ride longer today in favor of leaving a hour later tomorrow. We found a hotel in Danville Illinois at about 7:30pm, just before the sunset, and decided to stay the night. After dinner, we walked over to our bikes parked at the hotel, and noticed water was already beginning to form on our bike seats. We are prepared for another CTDHBF morning, and more adventures along the way.