|From Behind My Eyes - The Adventures of Tim Stubbe||
After resting up at my friend Robins and meeting up with some of my previous co-workers I headed out from Bolingbrook Illinois (Suburb of Chicago) and headed west to reconnect with my roots. Heading west on Route 30 through miles and miles of farmland and small towns was very refreshing. I rolled into Dixon Illinois to meet up with my cousin Cyndie who I saw last in 1960.
As I rode into Dixon, I wanted to stop to get my bearings and call Cyndie. As my bike came to a stop I could hear my phone ringing. To late to answer it, I redialed and it was Cyndie. She had actually been just in front of me on the road as I pulled into the McDonalds to use the WiFi. Very strange. We had a nice breakfast and some great conversation about our recollections of our respective families. It was a very pleasant time. We had the waitress take our picture in front of the restaurant.
Riding from Dixion I headed to Freeport Illinois where my father was rasied and my grandparents are buried. I had previously contacted the cemetery and the gave me the information to find the marker. I was struck with the image that my grandfather was born 8 years after the Civil War and I actually remember him.
My Grandmother is interned next to my grandfather. I paid my respects and headed out for my next destination...
Heading north from Freeport, I wanted to at least touch Wisconsin to be able to put it on my list of places I had been in. I had also while looking for ancestors found a street called Stubbe Road that was about 3 miles from the Wisconsin border. We not to miss a photo op like that I rode north and in fact found STUBBE RD. I know there must be a story here, so I need to do some more research.
From there I headed Southeast toward the Mississippi river and Savanna Illinois with hopes of riding down the Mississipi River once again.
After taking a couple pictures, I headed back east out of Savanna to Route 84 and started South down the river where I came across this Biker Bar & Grill...POOPY's..
I finished out the day riding to Davenport Iowa. It was a very pleasant day with clear blue skies and moderate temps. Tomorrow I'll ride down the Iowa side of the Mississippi to Keokuk IA then back into Illinois to visit Carthage Illinois to visit where my dad went to college and then to Hannibal Missouri to see Mark Twains Childhood home.