We followed the Mississippi River (referred to here as the Great River) for 59 miles northwest to the Journey Inn, an eco-retreat. Today we were on a scenic river road with a lot of motorcycles and some trucks. It had a nice clean, wide shoulder so it was not too bad.
You can see for yourself what the weather was like. No complaints, but we used sunscreen diligently. The pictures don't show the tailwind, which was much appreciated.
Our lunch stop was a creamery in Nelson, Wisconsin that was recommended by the guys at the bike shop in Winona, and by our B&B host. Great food in an upscale winery-type atmosphere. Lots of tourists but hey, that's what we are.
The employees of the creamery had a certain enthusiasm for their products:
It turns out that Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of The Little House on the Prairie books, was born near Pepin, Wisconsin, so they had a museum which we visited. Our family read the entire series aloud when our boys were little so we have the fondest memories of her writings.
This was our view to the left for a good part of the day. Not too bad.
Eventually we made our way to the Journey Inn, pictured below:
Our room is equipped with an aroma-therapy machine. For my part, a coffee maker would suffice as my preferred aroma therapy.