Out on the road we soon encountered some fantasy world like fog; pockets and levels of fog that made objects appear to be half creatures and giving me a slight degree of vertigo...we did make an all important coffee stop at the Family Express! The fog persisted as we made our way to Illinois. The much 'feared' DETOUR sign soon appeared and soon we were on a very long and foggy detour through the Indiana countryside. At one point we were riding through a a forest of wind-turbines; the effect of the sun and fog created some incredible visual sights, and those blades are H-U-G-H-E! Eventually we were back on good ole US 24! Now we were thinking about breakfast! Indiana became Illinois as the fog melted behind us as the Land of Lincoln unfolded before us!
We happened upon the town of Watseka-about half way through the town I spotted what appeared-to-be a local restaurant open for breakfast; it was a Mexican joint but the two ladies in the parking lot told us that the breakfast buffet would be ready in a minute. Ron and I tied up our steeds and walked in to find about eight locals waiting to eat! A good sign!
We earned every mile of our 611 mile day!