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Journey to the East: 13 July 2012

Wind Power Wet, Yet walking in the rain, This is a care-free journey.   -Santoka Tilting against windmills Really humid this morning and though there were clouds to block the direct sun it just got hotter and more uncomfortable as the day wore on. The landscape was again almost all cornfields with the occasional rolling hill but there were several wind farms to break up the monotony. I really enjoy these big abstract windmills and…

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Journey to the East: 12 July 2012

Last view of the Mississippi if I cross – How many mountains and rivers, When shall I reach, The realm of no loneliness. Today also traveling.   -Bokusui Farewell Big Muddy Today I rode away from the Mississippi which has been a near constant companion since Itasca, MN. The nights camping on the edge of the river was excellent; one of the best ‘grounds in a while. When. night feel it became sonically rich with…

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Journey to the East: 6 July 2012

Back in Minnesota (again) Idly, I wander to the flowering peak. Morning sun: its glory blazing All around, in sunlit emptiness White clouds, and cranes, fly.   -Han Shan Wisconsin, no Minnesota, aaaarrrrggg The heat wave continued on though it had been forecasted to break today. There were high thin clouds as I left camp and that seemed to have increased the already high humidity. Plenty hilly on this day as well, first just getting…

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Journey to the East: 5 July 2012

Park in Stillwater In the tree’s shade – A wind, Travellers both.   -Santoka Back on the fire Back on the road today after my long break at my cousins in Minneapolis. Huge thanks to my cousin and his family for the hospitality and the help in getting me ready for the next part of my travels. It is hot again, if not quite as scorching as yesterday. Still upper 90s with some crazy high…

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