The Ten Speed Hero crew just did its first organized ride: The Tour of the Mississippi River Valley in Iowa. Some things of interest seen during the ride include gas for under $3.00 per gallon and a large number or dead animals:
Baltimore oriels (six of them)
Red wing blackbird
That is all I can think of at the moment.
On our way home we went to dinner at a supper club-like place. The specials had names like, “Steak a la Paris.” Fancy. There was a salad bar with lettuce shredded fine enough to qualify for inclusion in a Taco Bell taco. The salad bar also offered pickled herring and chocolate pudding. Saturday night, after part one of the T.O.M.R.V there was a big buffet and one item of note was, “Oreo Salad.” It looked like Oreo cookies blended together. I am not sure what it tasted like.