..and like the corn and beans the windmills go on for miles and miles.Illinois is the 4th ranked American state in terms of installed wind turbine capacity, but second only to Iowa in terms of potential, so I suppose this comes as no surprise. This recent development was part of the Top Crop Wind Farm which has 300 windmills extending into three counties.
As a crossroads state which incorporates the city of Chicago, it is also not surprising that the state is crisscrossed with railway lines, and trains blasting their horns as they approach the many railway crossings is a characteristic background noise. Lady watches one of the endless freight trains that trundle across the landscape - another new experience she has had to get used to.
or can it really be only fifty days until Halloween?
Sunday September 13th
The temperatures had dropped, and it was lovely cool sunny riding weather, though the scenery was a touch unvaried. Just in case you have forgotten what corn and beans look like..
...and Paul very thoughtfully bought me a ravioli takeaway!